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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 457 485 455
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -30
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 99 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 32 39
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£413 £421 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.07% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 -
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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
34844 33254 29955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.43% 74.76% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22736 20646 18101
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
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 £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1059 1253
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -12.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
London +20 53 £424 -5.30% 18
South East 0 23 £425 - 2
South West -18 9 £325 +8.33% 2
North West -1 6 £303 -25.30% 9
West Midlands - 4 £288 -
Yorkshire - 3 £416 - 3
East of England -3 1 £200 -38.46% 4
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 68 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (21.03%) Microsoft
2 45 (21.03%) Test Scripting
3 44 (20.56%) Selenium
4 42 (19.63%) JavaScript
5 40 (18.69%) Java
6 39 (18.22%) .NET
6 39 (18.22%) ISTQB
6 39 (18.22%) Security Cleared
7 37 (17.29%) Penetration Testing
7 37 (17.29%) SQL
7 37 (17.29%) UNIX
8 36 (16.82%) Linux
8 36 (16.82%) Information Security
9 35 (16.36%) Risk Management
10 34 (15.89%) SC Cleared
11 33 (15.42%) QA
11 33 (15.42%) Cisco
11 33 (15.42%) HP
12 32 (14.95%) HTML
13 31 (14.49%) JSP
13 31 (14.49%) Test Strategy
14 29 (13.55%) ASP.NET
14 29 (13.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 27 (12.62%) Software Testing
15 27 (12.62%) Windows
15 27 (12.62%) Test Automation
15 27 (12.62%) BDD
16 26 (12.15%) Cucumber
16 26 (12.15%) WebDriver

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (2.80%) IIS
1 6 (2.80%) Node.js
2 4 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.87%) nginx
2 4 (1.87%) Apache
3 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.40%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.47%) Documentum
4 1 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (5.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.87%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.87%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.67%) Network Security
2 9 (4.21%) HTTPS
3 7 (3.27%) SSL
3 7 (3.27%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.80%) HTTP
5 5 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.87%) Wireless
6 4 (1.87%) Internet
6 4 (1.87%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.40%) Wireless Security
7 3 (1.40%) DNS
7 3 (1.40%) Firewall
8 2 (0.93%) DHCP
9 1 (0.47%) FTP
9 1 (0.47%) WAN
9 1 (0.47%) SAN
9 1 (0.47%) Intranet
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco ICM
9 1 (0.47%) Extranet
9 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.14%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.87%) MySQL
3 4 (1.87%) Redis
3 4 (1.87%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.40%) Big Data
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.93%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.93%) SimpleDB
5 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) Voldemort
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 44 (20.56%) Selenium
2 26 (12.15%) WebDriver
2 26 (12.15%) Cucumber
3 19 (8.88%) JIRA
4 15 (7.01%) JMeter
5 13 (6.07%) LoadRunner
6 12 (5.61%) SoapUI
7 11 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (4.21%) Git (software)
8 9 (4.21%) SpecFlow
8 9 (4.21%) Capybara
9 8 (3.74%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.74%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (3.27%) TeamCity
10 7 (3.27%) JBehave
11 6 (2.80%) Calabash
11 6 (2.80%) Fiddler
12 5 (2.34%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.34%) Jasmine
12 5 (2.34%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 24 (11.21%) Finance
2 10 (4.67%) Banking
2 10 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.87%) Retail
4 3 (1.40%) Billing
5 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (19.16%) Analyst
2 33 (15.42%) Test Analyst
3 32 (14.95%) Tester
4 23 (10.75%) Test Manager
5 21 (9.81%) Consultant
5 21 (9.81%) Test Leader
6 18 (8.41%) Security Consultant
7 12 (5.61%) Architect
7 12 (5.61%) Test Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) Security Analyst
8 11 (5.14%) Test Specialist
8 11 (5.14%) Security Specialist
9 10 (4.67%) Developer
9 10 (4.67%) Automation Analyst
10 9 (4.21%) Security Architect
10 9 (4.21%) Security Manager
10 9 (4.21%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (3.74%) Automation Tester
12 5 (2.34%) Penetration Tester
12 5 (2.34%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.22%) .NET
2 32 (14.95%) HTML
3 31 (14.49%) JSP
4 29 (13.55%) ASP.NET
5 22 (10.28%) Web Services
6 19 (8.88%) XML
7 18 (8.41%) SOAP
8 14 (6.54%) REST
9 13 (6.07%) JSON
10 8 (3.74%) RESTful
11 5 (2.34%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.40%) WCF
13 2 (0.93%) Gherkin
13 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.93%) Application Packaging
13 2 (0.93%) Spring
13 2 (0.93%) Middleware
13 2 (0.93%) ODBC
13 2 (0.93%) POSIX
13 2 (0.93%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.81%) PKI
2 20 (9.35%) Management Information System
3 18 (8.41%) Cryptography
3 18 (8.41%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (6.54%) Open Source
5 13 (6.07%) Smart Meter
6 12 (5.61%) Mobile App
7 9 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (3.27%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.34%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.34%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.87%) CESG
11 3 (1.40%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.40%) iPhone
11 3 (1.40%) GIS
11 3 (1.40%) iPad
11 3 (1.40%) User Experience
12 2 (0.93%) Statistics
13 1 (0.47%) RMADS
13 1 (0.47%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.29%) UNIX
2 36 (16.82%) Linux
3 27 (12.62%) Windows
4 8 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.74%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.80%) Android
7 5 (2.34%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.87%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (21.03%) Test Scripting
3 37 (17.29%) Penetration Testing
4 36 (16.82%) Information Security
5 35 (16.36%) Risk Management
6 31 (14.49%) Test Strategy
7 27 (12.62%) Test Automation
7 27 (12.62%) BDD
7 27 (12.62%) Software Testing
8 26 (12.15%) Knowledge Management
8 26 (12.15%) Test Management
9 23 (10.75%) Automated Testing
10 22 (10.28%) Vulnerability Management
11 21 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (9.81%) Project Management
12 20 (9.35%) Manual Testing
13 19 (8.88%) Scrum
13 19 (8.88%) Automation Testing
14 18 (8.41%) Data Protection
15 17 (7.94%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.63%) JavaScript
2 40 (18.69%) Java
3 37 (17.29%) SQL
4 19 (8.88%) PowerShell
5 18 (8.41%) Ruby
5 18 (8.41%) C#
6 16 (7.48%) Python
7 11 (5.14%) C++
8 10 (4.67%) Groovy
9 8 (3.74%) C
10 7 (3.27%) PHP
11 6 (2.80%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.87%) Perl
13 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.47%) COBOL
13 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.47%) VBA
13 1 (0.47%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 39 (18.22%) ISTQB
1 39 (18.22%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.89%) SC Cleared
3 26 (12.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 25 (11.68%) MCITP
4 25 (11.68%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (11.21%) CISSP
6 22 (10.28%) ISEB
6 22 (10.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (5.61%) Degree
7 12 (5.61%) DV Cleared
8 11 (5.14%) CISA
8 11 (5.14%) CISM
9 6 (2.80%) CRISC
10 4 (1.87%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (1.40%) CEH
11 3 (1.40%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.93%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.42%) QA
2 29 (13.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (9.35%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.40%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.93%) SLA
6 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.93%) COBIT
6 2 (0.93%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.93%) FATCA
7 1 (0.47%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (2.34%) Nmap
2 4 (1.87%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.47%) XenApp
3 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (7.48%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.27%) Nessus
3 5 (2.34%) Puppet
4 4 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.87%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.93%) Salt
6 1 (0.47%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.47%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.47%) SCCM
6 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 45 (21.03%) Microsoft
2 33 (15.42%) HP
2 33 (15.42%) Cisco
3 26 (12.15%) Oracle
4 5 (2.34%) McAfee
5 4 (1.87%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.40%) Tripwire
6 3 (1.40%) IBM
6 3 (1.40%) Sun
6 3 (1.40%) Murex
6 3 (1.40%) Qualys
6 3 (1.40%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (1.40%) ArcSight
7 2 (0.93%) Percona
7 2 (0.93%) Actimize
7 2 (0.93%) NetApp
7 2 (0.93%) Sophos
7 2 (0.93%) ATG
7 2 (0.93%) VMware
8 1 (0.47%) Teradata
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