The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 69 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 1 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 0.11% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.14% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Average daily rate £280 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £382 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.84% +17.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.49 £45.00 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+34.42% +20.03%
Security Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
705 698 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.02% 78.87% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 515 502
Average daily rate £375 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 23
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.74 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.13 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the Bristol region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Security Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (60.00%) CISM
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (60.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Security Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) CISM
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft