The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 120 129 138
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.12% 0.18% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £500 £200 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -48.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.49 £45.00 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+34.42% +20.03%
Security Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1969 2114 2343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.64% 76.68% 76.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1185 1327
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 155 142
Average hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the East of England region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the East of England region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - 3 £500 - 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Applications Developer
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) APMP
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Dell
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk