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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 192 195 192
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 3 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.055% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.37% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £221 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £428 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.49 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -0.02%
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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
4229 4844 4866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.91% 76.96% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 3557 3706
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
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 £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 51
Average hourly rate £27.37 £25.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
3 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 6 (46.15%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) HTTP
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Open Source
4 5 (38.46%) RESTful
4 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
5 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
5 4 (30.77%) C
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 4 (30.77%) Video on Demand
5 4 (30.77%) Fiddler
5 4 (30.77%) V-Model
5 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
5 4 (30.77%) JSON
5 4 (30.77%) QA
5 4 (30.77%) DSDM
5 4 (30.77%) DRM
5 4 (30.77%) HTTPS
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (30.77%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Solr
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) HTTP
2 4 (30.77%) HTTPS
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
1 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
2 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
4 4 (30.77%) Fiddler
5 3 (23.08%) Jasmine
5 3 (23.08%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (7.69%) JUnit
7 1 (7.69%) WATIR
7 1 (7.69%) JIRA
7 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 1 (7.69%) Calabash
7 1 (7.69%) CodeNarc
7 1 (7.69%) Capybara
7 1 (7.69%) Mockito
7 1 (7.69%) Cobertura
7 1 (7.69%) Spock
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
1 2 (15.38%) Tester
2 1 (7.69%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Tester
2 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) RESTful
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
2 4 (30.77%) JSON
2 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Open Source
2 4 (30.77%) Video on Demand
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
4 4 (30.77%) V-Model
4 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 4 (30.77%) DSDM
4 4 (30.77%) DRM
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Management
6 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) C
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Groovy
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
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