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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 183 193 197
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 13 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.14% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.18% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £207 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 9 (40.91%) Open Source
4 8 (36.36%) Selenium
4 8 (36.36%) Scrum
4 8 (36.36%) Mobile App
5 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
5 7 (31.82%) BDD
6 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
7 5 (22.73%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) Java
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) .NET
7 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
8 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 4 (18.18%) RESTful
8 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Test Management
8 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Ruby
8 4 (18.18%) QA
8 4 (18.18%) XML
8 4 (18.18%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) HTTP
8 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 4 (18.18%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (18.18%) Jasmine

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (13.64%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) HTTP
2 3 (13.64%) HTTPS
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless Security
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) Voldemort
3 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
3 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
4 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 4 (18.18%) Jasmine
4 4 (18.18%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
5 3 (13.64%) Fiddler
5 3 (13.64%) JIRA
6 2 (9.09%) JUnit
6 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (9.09%) JMeter
6 2 (9.09%) Cobertura
6 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 2 (9.09%) Calabash
6 2 (9.09%) CodeNarc
6 2 (9.09%) Spock
7 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.55%) Mockito
7 1 (4.55%) Capybara
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Tester
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Security Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Security Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) RESTful
3 3 (13.64%) REST
3 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
3 3 (13.64%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) WCF
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (4.55%) Spring
4 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Open Source
2 8 (36.36%) Mobile App
3 3 (13.64%) Video on Demand
3 3 (13.64%) GIS
4 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
4 7 (31.82%) BDD
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Test Management
5 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (18.18%) OO
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) DSDM
6 3 (13.64%) DRM
6 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C#
1 5 (22.73%) Java
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Ruby
3 3 (13.64%) C
3 3 (13.64%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) Groovy
5 1 (4.55%) Scala
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Actimize
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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