The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 196 185 206
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 10 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.20% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 15
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £55.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.87% +69.23%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4570 4457 5540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.08% 77.34% 78.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3609 3320 4120
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 94
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -16.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.70 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 11 (68.75%) Finance
1 11 (68.75%) TDD
1 11 (68.75%) Load Testing
1 11 (68.75%) BDD
1 11 (68.75%) Test Strategy
2 10 (62.50%) SpecFlow
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) RESTful
2 10 (62.50%) WebDriver
2 10 (62.50%) Open Source
2 10 (62.50%) Jasmine
2 10 (62.50%) Capybara
2 10 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 10 (62.50%) DevOps
2 10 (62.50%) Karma Test Runner
2 10 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 10 (62.50%) QA
2 10 (62.50%) WATIR
2 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 10 (62.50%) Automated Testing
2 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) HTTP
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) WATIR
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
1 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
1 10 (62.50%) WebDriver
1 10 (62.50%) Cucumber
1 10 (62.50%) SpecFlow
1 10 (62.50%) Jasmine
1 10 (62.50%) Capybara
1 10 (62.50%) Jenkins
1 10 (62.50%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (6.25%) gulp
2 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.25%) Grunt
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Architect
1 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
1 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Information Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Testing Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
2 1 (6.25%) Sass
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) TDD
1 11 (68.75%) Load Testing
1 11 (68.75%) BDD
1 11 (68.75%) Test Strategy
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Automated Testing
2 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Open Source
2 10 (62.50%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) OWASP
5 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) Go
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) COBIT
2 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Google
1 1 (6.25%) Facebook
1 1 (6.25%) Twitter