The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 England 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 446 462 502
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +40
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 118 86 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 59 51
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£365 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £318 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.93% -25.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36762 34066 37577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.31% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23222 21113 22094
Average daily rate £406 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1080 1002 1362
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.03 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Security Testing
UK

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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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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
London +31 53 £400 - 11
South East +6 32 £365 -2.66% 3
North West -1 17 £323 -20.37%
South West - 8 £294 - 3
East of England -21 3 £338 -20.58% 1
West Midlands -13 2 £330 -17.50% 1
Yorkshire -16 2 £500 +81.81% 2
East Midlands +3 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
Security Testing
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 50 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (24.12%) ISEB
3 47 (23.62%) Selenium
4 41 (20.60%) ISTQB
4 41 (20.60%) Finance
5 40 (20.10%) QA
6 37 (18.59%) Test Scripting
6 37 (18.59%) Penetration Testing
6 37 (18.59%) Linux
7 36 (18.09%) Performance Testing
8 35 (17.59%) SQL
8 35 (17.59%) UNIX
9 34 (17.09%) Security Cleared
10 33 (16.58%) Automated Testing
10 33 (16.58%) Web Services
11 31 (15.58%) Windows
11 31 (15.58%) Java
12 30 (15.08%) SC Cleared
13 28 (14.07%) Degree
13 28 (14.07%) Oracle
13 28 (14.07%) HP
14 27 (13.57%) Microsoft
15 26 (13.07%) .NET
15 26 (13.07%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (12.56%) Test Automation
16 25 (12.56%) CISSP
17 24 (12.06%) Firewall
17 24 (12.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 23 (11.56%) Load Testing
18 23 (11.56%) Scrum

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 17 (8.54%) WebLogic
2 15 (7.54%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.52%) Apache
3 9 (4.52%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (1.01%) CMS
4 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.01%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.51%) MS Project
3 4 (2.01%) MS Office
4 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.01%) SAP PM
3 2 (1.01%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) IaaS
1 2 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (1.01%) SaaS
1 2 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.06%) Firewall
2 12 (6.03%) Internet
2 12 (6.03%) FTP
3 11 (5.53%) Network Security
3 11 (5.53%) DNS
4 9 (4.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (3.02%) Wireless
5 6 (3.02%) VPN
6 5 (2.51%) Wireshark
6 5 (2.51%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.01%) ZigBee
8 3 (1.51%) HTTP
9 2 (1.01%) LDAP
9 2 (1.01%) SMTP
9 2 (1.01%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.01%) SSL
9 2 (1.01%) IPv6
9 2 (1.01%) 3G
9 2 (1.01%) 802.15
9 2 (1.01%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.53%) Oracle Database
3 12 (6.03%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.52%) Big Data
5 9 (4.52%) MS Access
6 2 (1.01%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.50%) MySQL
7 1 (0.50%) OLAP
7 1 (0.50%) DTS
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (23.62%) Selenium
2 20 (10.05%) WebDriver
3 14 (7.04%) Maven
4 13 (6.53%) TestNG
4 13 (6.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (5.03%) JUnit
5 10 (5.03%) JIRA
6 9 (4.52%) SoapUI
6 9 (4.52%) NUnit
7 6 (3.02%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.02%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.51%) SpecFlow
8 5 (2.51%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.01%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.01%) TestComplete
9 4 (2.01%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.51%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.51%) Capybara
10 3 (1.51%) Metasploit
General
1 41 (20.60%) Finance
2 18 (9.05%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.54%) Banking
4 14 (7.04%) Retail
5 4 (2.01%) Electronics
5 4 (2.01%) Marketing
6 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.01%) Advertising
7 2 (1.01%) Legal
7 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.01%) French Language
8 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (18.09%) Tester
2 35 (17.59%) Analyst
3 29 (14.57%) Test Leader
4 27 (13.57%) Test Analyst
5 20 (10.05%) Test Manager
6 14 (7.04%) Architect
7 13 (6.53%) Security Architect
7 13 (6.53%) Consultant
7 13 (6.53%) Developer
8 12 (6.03%) Security Manager
9 10 (5.03%) Security Specialist
10 9 (4.52%) Security Analyst
11 8 (4.02%) QA Tester
11 8 (4.02%) Security Tester
12 7 (3.52%) Senior Architect
12 7 (3.52%) UAT Tester
12 7 (3.52%) Senior Security Architect
12 7 (3.52%) Security Consultant
12 7 (3.52%) Test Engineer
13 6 (3.02%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.58%) Web Services
2 26 (13.07%) .NET
3 11 (5.53%) HTML
4 9 (4.52%) JSP
4 9 (4.52%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.52%) REST
5 7 (3.52%) XML
5 7 (3.52%) Middleware
6 6 (3.02%) SOAP
7 5 (2.51%) JSON
8 3 (1.51%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.51%) SAML
9 2 (1.01%) JMX
9 2 (1.01%) JMS
9 2 (1.01%) J2EE
9 2 (1.01%) Ajax
9 2 (1.01%) jQuery
9 2 (1.01%) Semantic HTML
9 2 (1.01%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.50%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.55%) Open Source
2 17 (8.54%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.53%) GIS
4 9 (4.52%) N-Tier
5 8 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.02%) CESG
6 6 (3.02%) PKI
7 5 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.01%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.01%) Statistics
8 4 (2.01%) RMADS
8 4 (2.01%) Digital Media
8 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.51%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.51%) FMCG
9 3 (1.51%) IPTV
9 3 (1.51%) DTV
9 3 (1.51%) NHS
9 3 (1.51%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (1.01%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.59%) Linux
2 35 (17.59%) UNIX
3 31 (15.58%) Windows
4 18 (9.05%) Apple iOS
5 9 (4.52%) HPUX
5 9 (4.52%) SUSE
6 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.01%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.51%) Android
8 3 (1.51%) AIX
8 3 (1.51%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.51%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.51%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.01%) zOS
9 2 (1.01%) Solaris
9 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.01%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.59%) Test Scripting
2 37 (18.59%) Penetration Testing
3 36 (18.09%) Performance Testing
4 33 (16.58%) Automated Testing
5 26 (13.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (12.56%) Test Automation
7 24 (12.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 23 (11.56%) Load Testing
8 23 (11.56%) Scrum
9 22 (11.06%) Software Testing
10 19 (9.55%) Information Security
11 16 (8.04%) BDD
11 16 (8.04%) Security Architecture
12 15 (7.54%) Test Strategy
12 15 (7.54%) Risk Management
13 13 (6.53%) Incident Management
13 13 (6.53%) Release Management
13 13 (6.53%) Integration Testing
13 13 (6.53%) OO
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.59%) SQL
2 31 (15.58%) Java
3 23 (11.56%) C#
4 18 (9.05%) VB
5 11 (5.53%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.03%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.52%) Python
7 9 (4.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 7 (3.52%) Ruby
8 7 (3.52%) PHP
8 7 (3.52%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.51%) Groovy
10 3 (1.51%) C
10 3 (1.51%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.01%) C++
12 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.50%) VBA
12 1 (0.50%) VBScript
12 1 (0.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 48 (24.12%) ISEB
2 41 (20.60%) ISTQB
3 34 (17.09%) Security Cleared
4 30 (15.08%) SC Cleared
5 28 (14.07%) Degree
6 25 (12.56%) CISSP
7 22 (11.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 18 (9.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (8.54%) MCITP
10 14 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (7.04%) CEH
11 11 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (5.53%) CISM
11 11 (5.53%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (5.03%) DV Cleared
13 8 (4.02%) CISA
14 3 (1.51%) GPEN
14 3 (1.51%) OSCP
14 3 (1.51%) CISMP
14 3 (1.51%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (20.10%) QA
2 14 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.51%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.51%) Nmap
3 3 (1.51%) UAG
3 3 (1.51%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) Snort
4 1 (0.50%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 21 (10.55%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.02%) Nessus
2 6 (3.02%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (2.01%) Puppet
4 2 (1.01%) Nagios
4 2 (1.01%) WebInspect
4 2 (1.01%) Capistrano
4 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.50%) nmon
5 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (14.07%) Oracle
1 28 (14.07%) HP
2 27 (13.57%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.04%) Cisco
4 13 (6.53%) SAP
5 9 (4.52%) TIBCO
6 8 (4.02%) CheckPoint
6 8 (4.02%) hybris
7 7 (3.52%) IBM
8 5 (2.51%) McAfee
9 4 (2.01%) VMware
9 4 (2.01%) Sophos
9 4 (2.01%) JBoss
9 4 (2.01%) Sourcefire
9 4 (2.01%) IronPort
9 4 (2.01%) F5
10 3 (1.51%) Citrix
10 3 (1.51%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.51%) Symantec
11 2 (1.01%) Adobe
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