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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 182 189 184
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 10 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
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£353 £488 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.69% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £207 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £560 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 -
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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
3988 4651 4352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.71% 77.43% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3120 3413 3332
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 77
Average hourly rate £20.45 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 8 (38.10%) Selenium
3 8 (38.10%) Open Source
3 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
3 8 (38.10%) BDD
4 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 7 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 7 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
6 5 (23.81%) .NET
6 5 (23.81%) C#
6 5 (23.81%) XML
6 5 (23.81%) HTTP
6 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
6 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) RESTful
7 4 (19.05%) V-Model
7 4 (19.05%) Test Management
7 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (19.05%) Fiddler
7 4 (19.05%) JSON
7 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
7 4 (19.05%) QA
7 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
7 4 (19.05%) Jasmine
7 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
7 4 (19.05%) Video on Demand
7 4 (19.05%) HTTPS

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (19.05%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) HTTP
2 4 (19.05%) HTTPS
3 2 (9.52%) Wireless
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security
3 2 (9.52%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) Voldemort
3 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
1 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
2 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
4 4 (19.05%) Jasmine
4 4 (19.05%) Fiddler
4 4 (19.05%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 3 (14.29%) JIRA
6 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (9.52%) JMeter
6 2 (9.52%) Cobertura
6 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
6 2 (9.52%) Calabash
6 2 (9.52%) CodeNarc
6 2 (9.52%) Spock
7 1 (4.76%) JUnit
7 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.76%) Mockito
7 1 (4.76%) Capybara
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Security Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) XML
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
1 5 (23.81%) RESTful
2 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
2 4 (19.05%) JSON
3 3 (14.29%) REST
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) WCF
5 1 (4.76%) SOAP
5 1 (4.76%) Middleware
5 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Open Source
2 7 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (19.05%) Video on Demand
4 3 (14.29%) GIS
5 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
6 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 8 (38.10%) BDD
4 7 (33.33%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (19.05%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) DSDM
6 4 (19.05%) DRM
6 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
6 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 4 (19.05%) V-Model
6 4 (19.05%) Test Management
6 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
7 3 (14.29%) OO
7 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) C++
3 4 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) Ruby
3 4 (19.05%) C
4 3 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) Groovy
6 1 (4.76%) Scala
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Actimize
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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