The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 450 452 471
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 149 117 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.31% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 79 56
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£406 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £264 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £60.74 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £55.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.87% +69.23%
Security Testing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40274 37756 35067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.92% 76.45% 75.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23794 21732
Average daily rate £422 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1065 1106 1034
Average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £46.34 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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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
South East +10 57 £400 +9.58% 12
London -6 45 £475 +18.75% 22
North West -22 14 £427 +32.24%
South West +2 13 £346 +17.78% 2
East of England +9 10 £525 +55.55% 7
Yorkshire -25 5 £415 -17.00% 6
West Midlands +3 4 £288 -12.87% 1
North East - 1 £335 -
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 70 (27.24%) ISTQB
2 67 (26.07%) HP
3 56 (21.79%) Software Testing
4 54 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (21.01%) Information Security
4 54 (21.01%) Security Cleared
5 51 (19.84%) Information Assurance
5 51 (19.84%) ISEB
6 50 (19.46%) Test Scripting
7 49 (19.07%) UNIX
8 45 (17.51%) SC Cleared
9 44 (17.12%) .NET
9 44 (17.12%) Microsoft
9 44 (17.12%) Finance
10 40 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
10 40 (15.56%) Performance Testing
11 39 (15.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 38 (14.79%) Linux
13 35 (13.62%) HTML
13 35 (13.62%) JavaScript
14 34 (13.23%) Telecoms
14 34 (13.23%) HP Quality Center
15 32 (12.45%) Selenium
15 32 (12.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 32 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (12.06%) SQL
16 31 (12.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 30 (11.67%) Test Automation
17 30 (11.67%) Oracle
17 30 (11.67%) Cisco

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (3.89%) Apache
2 9 (3.50%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.11%) nginx
4 5 (1.95%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.78%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.39%) Drupal
7 1 (0.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 27 (10.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Project
3 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.39%) Primavera
2 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (2.72%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.72%) Route 53
2 7 (2.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (1.95%) SaaS
4 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.78%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.73%) Firewall
2 22 (8.56%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.28%) HTTP
4 10 (3.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (3.50%) Internet
6 4 (1.56%) Network Security
7 3 (1.17%) Wireless
7 3 (1.17%) SAN
7 3 (1.17%) VLAN
7 3 (1.17%) VPN
8 2 (0.78%) DNS
8 2 (0.78%) SSL
8 2 (0.78%) FTP
8 2 (0.78%) TACACS
9 1 (0.39%) IPsec
9 1 (0.39%) Wireless Security
9 1 (0.39%) HSPA
9 1 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.39%) 802.15
9 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.23%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.50%) MySQL
2 9 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.50%) Redis
3 8 (3.11%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.11%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.72%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.72%) SimpleDB
4 7 (2.72%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.72%) Couchbase
4 7 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.78%) MS Access
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (12.45%) Selenium
2 25 (9.73%) SoapUI
3 24 (9.34%) WebDriver
4 20 (7.78%) Cucumber
5 19 (7.39%) Git (software)
6 17 (6.61%) SpecFlow
7 13 (5.06%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.89%) Jasmine
8 10 (3.89%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (3.89%) Capybara
8 10 (3.89%) WATIR
9 9 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.72%) HP UFT
11 4 (1.56%) JUnit
11 4 (1.56%) JMeter
11 4 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.17%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.17%) Subversion
12 3 (1.17%) Maven
12 3 (1.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (17.12%) Finance
2 34 (13.23%) Telecoms
3 18 (7.00%) Retail
4 14 (5.45%) Legal
5 13 (5.06%) Banking
6 3 (1.17%) Private Banking
6 3 (1.17%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Billing
7 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (19.07%) Analyst
2 41 (15.95%) Test Analyst
3 34 (13.23%) Architect
4 28 (10.89%) Consultant
5 26 (10.12%) Tester
6 22 (8.56%) Security Consultant
7 21 (8.17%) Test Manager
8 20 (7.78%) Test Specialist
9 19 (7.39%) Security Architect
10 18 (7.00%) Security Manager
11 17 (6.61%) Test Leader
12 11 (4.28%) IT Security Manager
12 11 (4.28%) Security Analyst
13 9 (3.50%) Test Architect
14 8 (3.11%) Automation Tester
14 8 (3.11%) Software Engineer
15 7 (2.72%) Developer
15 7 (2.72%) Team Leader
15 7 (2.72%) Cloud Engineer
15 7 (2.72%) Cloud Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.12%) .NET
2 35 (13.62%) HTML
3 27 (10.51%) SOAP
4 25 (9.73%) ASP.NET
5 23 (8.95%) JSP
6 22 (8.56%) XML
7 15 (5.84%) XML Messaging
7 15 (5.84%) RESTful
8 14 (5.45%) Web Services
9 7 (2.72%) POSIX
10 6 (2.33%) CSS
11 5 (1.95%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.56%) JSON
13 3 (1.17%) Velocity
13 3 (1.17%) SAP PI
14 2 (0.78%) AppFabric
14 2 (0.78%) REST
15 1 (0.39%) CSS3
15 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.89%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.61%) PKI
3 14 (5.45%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.89%) Smart Meter
6 9 (3.50%) Cryptography
6 9 (3.50%) EPoS
7 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.56%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.17%) User Experience
9 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.17%) NHS
9 3 (1.17%) W3C
10 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.78%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.78%) Statistics
10 2 (0.78%) RMADS
10 2 (0.78%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 49 (19.07%) UNIX
2 38 (14.79%) Linux
3 17 (6.61%) Windows
4 3 (1.17%) Android
4 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.78%) HPUX
5 2 (0.78%) SUSE
6 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.39%) CentOS
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (21.79%) Software Testing
2 54 (21.01%) Information Security
2 54 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (19.84%) Information Assurance
4 50 (19.46%) Test Scripting
5 40 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
5 40 (15.56%) Performance Testing
6 30 (11.67%) Test Automation
7 29 (11.28%) Automated Testing
8 28 (10.89%) Test Strategy
8 28 (10.89%) Vulnerability Management
9 26 (10.12%) Test Management
10 25 (9.73%) BDD
10 25 (9.73%) Risk Management
11 24 (9.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (8.95%) TDD
13 22 (8.56%) OWASP
13 22 (8.56%) Data Protection
14 21 (8.17%) DevOps
15 20 (7.78%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.62%) JavaScript
2 31 (12.06%) SQL
3 27 (10.51%) C#
4 23 (8.95%) PowerShell
5 18 (7.00%) Java
6 16 (6.23%) Perl
7 15 (5.84%) Shell Script
8 14 (5.45%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.11%) Python
9 8 (3.11%) Groovy
10 7 (2.72%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.33%) Ruby
12 4 (1.56%) C
13 2 (0.78%) PHP
13 2 (0.78%) VB
13 2 (0.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.78%) VBA
14 1 (0.39%) Go
14 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 70 (27.24%) ISTQB
2 54 (21.01%) Security Cleared
3 51 (19.84%) ISEB
4 45 (17.51%) SC Cleared
5 32 (12.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 32 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (12.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (11.67%) CISSP
7 30 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (10.51%) MCITP
9 21 (8.17%) CISM
10 15 (5.84%) GIAC
11 12 (4.67%) ISEB Practitioner
12 11 (4.28%) Degree
13 8 (3.11%) DV Cleared
13 8 (3.11%) MCSE
14 7 (2.72%) CCNA
14 7 (2.72%) CISA
15 5 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.95%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (11.28%) QA
3 17 (6.61%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.17%) SLA
5 2 (0.78%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.78%) COBIT
5 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.17%) Snort
2 3 (1.17%) vSphere
3 2 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.39%) Firmware
4 1 (0.39%) Varnish
4 1 (0.39%) KVM
4 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 34 (13.23%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.11%) Puppet
3 7 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.72%) HAProxy
3 7 (2.72%) Ansible
3 7 (2.72%) Salt
4 3 (1.17%) Nessus
5 1 (0.39%) Nmap
5 1 (0.39%) Nagios
5 1 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 67 (26.07%) HP
2 44 (17.12%) Microsoft
3 30 (11.67%) Oracle
3 30 (11.67%) Cisco
4 9 (3.50%) VMware
4 9 (3.50%) hybris
5 7 (2.72%) Citrix
6 5 (1.95%) SAP
7 2 (0.78%) Sourcefire
7 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.78%) Facebook
8 1 (0.39%) Twitter
8 1 (0.39%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.39%) Percona
8 1 (0.39%) Symantec
8 1 (0.39%) Remedy
8 1 (0.39%) Websense
8 1 (0.39%) Google
8 1 (0.39%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.39%) Coverity
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago