The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 192 187 219
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +32
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 18 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.16% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.21% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 2
Average daily rate £263 £375 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £238 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £510 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.49 £37.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.02% -34.78%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Security Testing
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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%) Telecoms
2 14 (46.67%) SQL
3 12 (40.00%) Retail
4 11 (36.67%) Web Services
5 10 (33.33%) Degree
5 10 (33.33%) Selenium
5 10 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (30.00%) Finance
6 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (26.67%) hybris
7 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
7 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
7 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
7 8 (26.67%) ISEB
7 8 (26.67%) Quality Management
7 8 (26.67%) Internet
7 8 (26.67%) Banking
7 8 (26.67%) Load Testing
7 8 (26.67%) QA
8 6 (20.00%) Python
8 6 (20.00%) Java
9 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Information Security
9 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 5 (16.67%) Digital Media

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) Network Security
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.33%) Broadband
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) DTS
3 1 (3.33%) OLAP
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.33%) AppScan
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) Calabash
4 1 (3.33%) CodeNarc
4 1 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.33%) FindBugs
4 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) Cobertura
General
1 15 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (40.00%) Retail
3 9 (30.00%) Finance
4 8 (26.67%) Banking
5 4 (13.33%) Marketing
6 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (6.67%) Electronics
7 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Linux Support
3 4 (13.33%) Tester
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Security Risk Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Risk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Database Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Principle Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) jQuery
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.67%) JSP
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) Spring Security
4 1 (3.33%) Spring
4 1 (3.33%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 4 (13.33%) FMCG
2 4 (13.33%) IPTV
2 4 (13.33%) NHS
3 2 (6.67%) Open Source
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) DTV
4 1 (3.33%) GIS
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Web Testing
1 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
3 8 (26.67%) Quality Management
3 8 (26.67%) Load Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Information Security
4 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.67%) BDD
7 2 (6.67%) OWASP
7 2 (6.67%) User Stories
7 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) Ruby
4 3 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) VB
6 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 8 (26.67%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) CISA
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
3 1 (3.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
2 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) hybris
2 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe
4 1 (3.33%) CA
4 1 (3.33%) Qualys
4 1 (3.33%) VMware