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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 463 490 502
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +12
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 121 75 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 53 47
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£375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £35.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +48 55 £400 - 3
South East +5 33 £365 -8.75% 2
North West -4 15 £323 -13.42% 2
South West - 6 £319 - 1
Yorkshire -13 5 £350 +16.66% 2
West Midlands -12 3 £330 -17.50%
East of England -26 3 £375 -11.76%
East Midlands 0 1 - -
North East - - - -
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 56 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
1 56 (24.14%) Selenium
2 53 (22.84%) ISEB
3 50 (21.55%) ISTQB
4 48 (20.69%) Linux
5 47 (20.26%) Finance
5 47 (20.26%) Test Scripting
6 44 (18.97%) QA
7 43 (18.53%) UNIX
8 41 (17.67%) SQL
8 41 (17.67%) Security Cleared
9 39 (16.81%) Performance Testing
9 39 (16.81%) Oracle
10 38 (16.38%) Penetration Testing
11 37 (15.95%) HP
11 37 (15.95%) Microsoft
12 36 (15.52%) Java
13 35 (15.09%) Automated Testing
13 35 (15.09%) SC Cleared
14 33 (14.22%) .NET
14 33 (14.22%) Web Services
14 33 (14.22%) Windows
15 32 (13.79%) Test Automation
16 30 (12.93%) Degree
17 28 (12.07%) Software Testing
17 28 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 28 (12.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 27 (11.64%) CISSP
19 26 (11.21%) Load Testing
19 26 (11.21%) HP Quality Center

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (7.76%) WebLogic
2 16 (6.90%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.31%) Apache
4 9 (3.88%) WebLogic Integration
5 4 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.29%) CMS
6 3 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) nginx
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) Node.js
8 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.43%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.59%) MS Project
3 4 (1.72%) MS Office
4 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.72%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.86%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.86%) SaaS
1 2 (0.86%) PaaS
1 2 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (0.86%) IaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.76%) Firewall
2 15 (6.47%) Network Security
3 12 (5.17%) DNS
3 12 (5.17%) Internet
3 12 (5.17%) FTP
4 10 (4.31%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (3.88%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.45%) Wireshark
7 6 (2.59%) SSL
8 5 (2.16%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.72%) Wireless
9 4 (1.72%) ZigBee
9 4 (1.72%) HTTP
10 2 (0.86%) IPv6
10 2 (0.86%) LDAP
10 2 (0.86%) GPRS
10 2 (0.86%) 3GPP
10 2 (0.86%) UMTS
10 2 (0.86%) WAN
10 2 (0.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (6.03%) Oracle Database
3 13 (5.60%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.74%) Big Data
5 9 (3.88%) MS Access
6 5 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.86%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.86%) MySQL
8 2 (0.86%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.43%) DTS
9 1 (0.43%) OLAP
9 1 (0.43%) Redis
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.43%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 56 (24.14%) Selenium
2 24 (10.34%) WebDriver
3 16 (6.90%) Maven
4 13 (5.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (5.60%) TestNG
5 12 (5.17%) Cucumber
5 12 (5.17%) JUnit
5 12 (5.17%) JIRA
6 10 (4.31%) NUnit
7 9 (3.88%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.02%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.59%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.59%) JMeter
9 6 (2.59%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.59%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.16%) Capybara
10 5 (2.16%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.16%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.72%) TestComplete
General
1 47 (20.26%) Finance
2 17 (7.33%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.90%) Banking
4 13 (5.60%) Retail
5 4 (1.72%) Billing
5 4 (1.72%) Electronics
6 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.29%) Marketing
7 2 (0.86%) Advertising
7 2 (0.86%) French Language
7 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.86%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 47 (20.26%) Analyst
2 39 (16.81%) Tester
2 39 (16.81%) Test Analyst
3 33 (14.22%) Test Leader
4 22 (9.48%) Test Manager
5 17 (7.33%) Architect
6 16 (6.90%) Developer
6 16 (6.90%) Security Architect
7 14 (6.03%) Consultant
8 13 (5.60%) Security Specialist
9 11 (4.74%) Security Manager
10 10 (4.31%) Security Analyst
11 9 (3.88%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.45%) Security Consultant
12 8 (3.45%) UAT Tester
12 8 (3.45%) Senior Security Architect
12 8 (3.45%) QA Analyst
12 8 (3.45%) QA Tester
12 8 (3.45%) Senior Architect
13 7 (3.02%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.22%) .NET
1 33 (14.22%) Web Services
2 20 (8.62%) HTML
3 17 (7.33%) ASP.NET
3 17 (7.33%) JSP
4 11 (4.74%) XML
5 8 (3.45%) Middleware
5 8 (3.45%) REST
6 6 (2.59%) JSON
6 6 (2.59%) SOAP
7 4 (1.72%) SAML
7 4 (1.72%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.72%) RESTful
8 2 (0.86%) XACML
8 2 (0.86%) OpenID
8 2 (0.86%) Semantic HTML
8 2 (0.86%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.86%) Ajax
8 2 (0.86%) Spring Security
8 2 (0.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.21%) Open Source
2 20 (8.62%) Mobile App
3 14 (6.03%) GIS
4 9 (3.88%) N-Tier
4 9 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.59%) CESG
7 5 (2.16%) PKI
7 5 (2.16%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.72%) RMADS
8 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.29%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (1.29%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.29%) DTV
9 3 (1.29%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.86%) FMCG
10 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.86%) IPTV
10 2 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 48 (20.69%) Linux
2 43 (18.53%) UNIX
3 33 (14.22%) Windows
4 20 (8.62%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.88%) SUSE
5 9 (3.88%) HPUX
6 8 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.59%) Windows 2000
7 6 (2.59%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.72%) Android
9 4 (1.72%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.29%) Windows NT
10 3 (1.29%) AIX
11 2 (0.86%) Solaris
11 2 (0.86%) zOS
11 2 (0.86%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (20.26%) Test Scripting
3 39 (16.81%) Performance Testing
4 38 (16.38%) Penetration Testing
5 35 (15.09%) Automated Testing
6 32 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 28 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (12.07%) Software Testing
8 26 (11.21%) Load Testing
9 24 (10.34%) Test Strategy
10 23 (9.91%) Information Security
10 23 (9.91%) Scrum
11 20 (8.62%) BDD
12 19 (8.19%) Security Architecture
13 16 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 15 (6.47%) Release Management
15 14 (6.03%) OO
15 14 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (6.03%) Integration Testing
15 14 (6.03%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (17.67%) SQL
2 36 (15.52%) Java
3 24 (10.34%) C#
4 22 (9.48%) JavaScript
5 18 (7.76%) VB
6 15 (6.47%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.74%) Python
7 11 (4.74%) Ruby
8 9 (3.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 7 (3.02%) VB.NET
9 7 (3.02%) PHP
10 5 (2.16%) Groovy
11 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.29%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.86%) VBA
12 2 (0.86%) C++
13 1 (0.43%) COBOL
13 1 (0.43%) VBScript
13 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.43%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 53 (22.84%) ISEB
2 50 (21.55%) ISTQB
3 41 (17.67%) Security Cleared
4 35 (15.09%) SC Cleared
5 30 (12.93%) Degree
6 28 (12.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 27 (11.64%) CISSP
8 22 (9.48%) MCITP
9 21 (9.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (6.03%) CISM
12 14 (6.03%) DV Cleared
13 13 (5.60%) ISEB Practitioner
13 13 (5.60%) CEH
14 11 (4.74%) CISA
15 2 (0.86%) MCSE
15 2 (0.86%) CCNA
15 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.86%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (18.97%) QA
2 15 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.45%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.86%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.43%) WCAG
7 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (3.02%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.02%) Nmap
2 3 (1.29%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.43%) Snort
3 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (11.21%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.88%) Nessus
3 6 (2.59%) CORE IMPACT
4 5 (2.16%) Puppet
5 3 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.86%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.86%) Nagios
6 2 (0.86%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.43%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.43%) nmon
7 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (16.81%) Oracle
2 37 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 37 (15.95%) HP
3 24 (10.34%) Cisco
4 13 (5.60%) SAP
5 9 (3.88%) McAfee
5 9 (3.88%) TIBCO
6 8 (3.45%) hybris
6 8 (3.45%) IBM
6 8 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.59%) Sophos
8 4 (1.72%) Sourcefire
8 4 (1.72%) IronPort
8 4 (1.72%) JBoss
8 4 (1.72%) F5
9 3 (1.29%) Citrix
10 2 (0.86%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.86%) Adobe
10 2 (0.86%) Sun
10 2 (0.86%) Atlassian
Central London / West End
Gonnadoo
Rate: From £250 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago