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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 187 213 218
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 11 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 9
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£400 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £310 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+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
4340 5599 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.05% 76.01% 75.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3227 4197 4466
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 71 87
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Degree
3 12 (40.00%) Selenium
3 12 (40.00%) Web Services
3 12 (40.00%) Web Testing
4 11 (36.67%) Load Testing
4 11 (36.67%) Retail
4 11 (36.67%) Telecoms
5 10 (33.33%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (30.00%) Mobile App
6 9 (30.00%) DevOps
6 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
6 9 (30.00%) QA
7 8 (26.67%) Quality Management
7 8 (26.67%) Finance
7 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
7 8 (26.67%) ISEB
7 8 (26.67%) Internet
7 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
7 8 (26.67%) hybris
7 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
7 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 8 (26.67%) Open Source
8 7 (23.33%) Apple iOS
9 6 (20.00%) Linux
9 6 (20.00%) Firewall
9 6 (20.00%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
1 2 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Internet
2 6 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (10.00%) Network Security
3 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) IPsec
5 1 (3.33%) SSL
5 1 (3.33%) DMZ
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) SMTP
5 1 (3.33%) HTTP
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
3 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (13.33%) Big Data
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.33%) DTS
5 1 (3.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.67%) JUnit
3 2 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.67%) NUnit
3 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) Jasmine
3 2 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.33%) Calabash
4 1 (3.33%) CodeNarc
4 1 (3.33%) Capybara
4 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.33%) Cobertura
4 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) WATIR
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 11 (36.67%) Retail
1 11 (36.67%) Telecoms
2 8 (26.67%) Finance
3 6 (20.00%) Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Marketing
5 2 (6.67%) Electronics
5 2 (6.67%) Legal
5 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (6.67%) Advertising
6 1 (3.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Tester
3 4 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Linux Support
4 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Security Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Release Manager
6 1 (3.33%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) RESTful
3 1 (3.33%) JMX
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) JSP
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (26.67%) Open Source
3 5 (16.67%) GIS
4 3 (10.00%) Digital Media
4 3 (10.00%) FMCG
4 3 (10.00%) IPTV
4 3 (10.00%) NHS
5 2 (6.67%) DTV
6 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.33%) PKI
6 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Apple iOS
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Load Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (30.00%) DevOps
5 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Quality Management
6 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
6 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.33%) Data Security
8 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (10.00%) Scrum
8 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (10.00%) OO
9 2 (6.67%) OOP
9 2 (6.67%) Code Coverage
9 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) Ruby
3 3 (10.00%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) Groovy
5 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.33%) VBA
5 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Degree
2 8 (26.67%) ISEB
3 3 (10.00%) CISSP
4 1 (3.33%) CISA
4 1 (3.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) Capistrano
1 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) hybris
2 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) Cognizant
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.33%) Actimize
4 1 (3.33%) Websense
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) Nokia
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) CA
4 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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