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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 188 205 215
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +10
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 9 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 8
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £213 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £55.00
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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
4472 5496 5951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.34% 76.56% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3358 4067 4384
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 66 93
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £11.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Degree
2 9 (39.13%) Web Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Web Services
2 9 (39.13%) Mobile App
3 8 (34.78%) Load Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Selenium
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 7 (30.43%) Open Source
4 7 (30.43%) Apple iOS
5 6 (26.09%) DevOps
5 6 (26.09%) QA
5 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Retail
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Firewall
6 5 (21.74%) Quality Management
6 5 (21.74%) Internet
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
6 5 (21.74%) ISEB
6 5 (21.74%) hybris
6 5 (21.74%) Test Planning
6 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
6 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
7 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
1 2 (8.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.70%) Network Security
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) DMZ
4 1 (4.35%) IPsec
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
1 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (13.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) JUnit
3 2 (8.70%) NUnit
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) WATIR
4 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.35%) JMeter
4 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.35%) Capybara
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
1 6 (26.09%) Test Leader
2 5 (21.74%) Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Security Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Release Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Support
6 1 (4.35%) IT Security Officer
6 1 (4.35%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) JMS
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) JMX
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Mobile App
2 7 (30.43%) Open Source
3 4 (17.39%) GIS
4 1 (4.35%) IPTV
4 1 (4.35%) FMCG
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) DTV
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Apple iOS
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 2 (8.70%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Web Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Load Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (26.09%) DevOps
4 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
5 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
5 5 (21.74%) Quality Management
5 5 (21.74%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.04%) User Stories
6 3 (13.04%) Data Security
6 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) ISEB
3 3 (13.04%) CISSP
4 1 (4.35%) CISA
4 1 (4.35%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Nagios
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.35%) Capistrano
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) hybris
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
2 2 (8.70%) Cognizant
3 1 (4.35%) Nokia
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee
3 1 (4.35%) Websense
3 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.35%) Actimize
3 1 (4.35%) F5
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) HP