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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 426 496 481
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -15
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 184 117 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 70 81
Median daily rate £450 £415 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +25.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.98 £52.99 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+15.07% +41.34%
Security Testing
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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
40453 39757 38477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.12% 79.42% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27165 25700 24694
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 1131 1160
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.85 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 30 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +55 99 £500 +5.26% 16
South East -8 44 £420 +5.00% 7
North West -7 15 £350 -3.44% 4
West Midlands -3 11 £375 +41.50% 1
East of England +10 5 £500 +110.52%
Yorkshire 0 3 £475 +14.45% 2
South West -11 2 £280 -28.02% 3
Midlands - 2 £500 -
North East - 1 - -
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 107 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (26.17%) Finance
3 68 (21.18%) Information Security
4 66 (20.56%) Information Assurance
5 62 (19.31%) Software Testing
6 59 (18.38%) Penetration Testing
7 57 (17.76%) ISTQB
7 57 (17.76%) Java
8 55 (17.13%) CISSP
9 53 (16.51%) ISEB
10 51 (15.89%) Test Scripting
11 50 (15.58%) Linux
12 44 (13.71%) Security Cleared
13 42 (13.08%) SQL
14 41 (12.77%) Banking
15 39 (12.15%) Microsoft
15 39 (12.15%) SC Cleared
16 38 (11.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 38 (11.84%) HP
17 37 (11.53%) Waterfall
18 36 (11.21%) BDD
18 36 (11.21%) JavaScript
18 36 (11.21%) Unix
18 36 (11.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 34 (10.59%) Windows
19 34 (10.59%) Risk Management
20 33 (10.28%) Performance Testing
20 33 (10.28%) Selenium
21 32 (9.97%) CISM
21 32 (9.97%) .NET

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (4.36%) IIS
2 7 (2.18%) JBoss
3 5 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.93%) CMS
5 2 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.62%) Apache
5 2 (0.62%) concrete5
5 2 (0.62%) Drupal
5 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.62%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (0.62%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.62%) Node.js
5 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.62%) WordPress
6 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.62%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.62%) GIMP
3 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.87%) Magento
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.25%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.62%) IaaS
3 2 (0.62%) MailChimp
3 2 (0.62%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.72%) Firewall
2 15 (4.67%) Network Security
3 10 (3.12%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.12%) VPN
4 8 (2.49%) DNS
4 8 (2.49%) Internet
5 7 (2.18%) HTTP
5 7 (2.18%) Wireless
6 6 (1.87%) IPsec
7 4 (1.25%) LDAP
8 3 (0.93%) 802.15
8 3 (0.93%) DHCP
8 3 (0.93%) DMZ
8 3 (0.93%) FTP
8 3 (0.93%) IPv6
8 3 (0.93%) LAN
8 3 (0.93%) SMTP
8 3 (0.93%) SSH
8 3 (0.93%) WAN
8 3 (0.93%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.49%) Data Mining
2 8 (2.49%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.56%) DB2
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.62%) MySQL
6 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (10.28%) Selenium
2 23 (7.17%) Cucumber
3 15 (4.67%) JIRA
4 13 (4.05%) Metasploit
4 13 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (4.05%) WebDriver
5 12 (3.74%) SoapUI
6 11 (3.43%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.43%) JMeter
7 10 (3.12%) AppScan
8 8 (2.49%) Burp Suite
9 7 (2.18%) Protractor
10 6 (1.87%) LoadRunner
11 5 (1.56%) Git (software)
12 4 (1.25%) HP UFT
13 3 (0.93%) Gatling
13 3 (0.93%) Gradle
13 3 (0.93%) Grunt
13 3 (0.93%) Maven
13 3 (0.93%) SpecFlow
General
1 84 (26.17%) Finance
2 41 (12.77%) Banking
3 28 (8.72%) Retail
4 15 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.36%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.87%) Front Office
7 2 (0.62%) Advertising
7 2 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.62%) Games
7 2 (0.62%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (22.74%) Analyst
2 56 (17.45%) Test Analyst
3 47 (14.64%) Tester
4 43 (13.40%) Consultant
5 38 (11.84%) Security Consultant
6 26 (8.10%) Penetration Tester
7 24 (7.48%) Test Manager
8 22 (6.85%) Architect
8 22 (6.85%) Developer
9 21 (6.54%) Security Architect
10 18 (5.61%) Security Engineer
11 15 (4.67%) Security Specialist
12 13 (4.05%) Security Analyst
12 13 (4.05%) Security Tester
13 12 (3.74%) Programme Manager
14 11 (3.43%) Automation Test Analyst
14 11 (3.43%) Programme Test Manager
14 11 (3.43%) Security Manager
14 11 (3.43%) Test Programme Manager
15 10 (3.12%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.97%) .NET
2 25 (7.79%) Web Services
3 21 (6.54%) XML
4 18 (5.61%) HTML
5 17 (5.30%) SOAP
6 10 (3.12%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.12%) RESTful
7 8 (2.49%) Middleware
7 8 (2.49%) XML Messaging
8 7 (2.18%) REST
9 6 (1.87%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.87%) JSP
10 4 (1.25%) J2EE
11 3 (0.93%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.93%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.93%) CSS
11 3 (0.93%) JMS
11 3 (0.93%) JMX
12 2 (0.62%) GreenSock GSAP
12 2 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.10%) Management Information System
2 23 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.61%) User Experience
4 14 (4.36%) Cryptography
4 14 (4.36%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.43%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.43%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (3.43%) Smartcard
7 10 (3.12%) CESG
7 10 (3.12%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.80%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.18%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.18%) Mathematics
9 7 (2.18%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.56%) Smart Meter
11 4 (1.25%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.25%) EPoS
11 4 (1.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (15.58%) Linux
2 36 (11.21%) Unix
3 34 (10.59%) Windows
4 10 (3.12%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.49%) Android
6 6 (1.87%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.56%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.93%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.62%) CentOS
9 2 (0.62%) Solaris
9 2 (0.62%) zOS
10 1 (0.31%) AIX
10 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.31%) VMS
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (21.18%) Information Security
3 66 (20.56%) Information Assurance
4 62 (19.31%) Software Testing
5 59 (18.38%) Penetration Testing
6 51 (15.89%) Test Scripting
7 37 (11.53%) Waterfall
8 36 (11.21%) BDD
9 34 (10.59%) Risk Management
10 33 (10.28%) Performance Testing
11 30 (9.35%) OWASP
12 29 (9.03%) Cybersecurity
13 28 (8.72%) Integration Testing
13 28 (8.72%) Test Strategy
14 27 (8.41%) Project Management
14 27 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (8.10%) Non-Functional Testing
15 26 (8.10%) Security Architecture
16 25 (7.79%) Defect Management
16 25 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (17.76%) Java
2 42 (13.08%) SQL
3 36 (11.21%) JavaScript
4 20 (6.23%) Python
5 19 (5.92%) C#
6 18 (5.61%) Ruby
7 14 (4.36%) C++
8 13 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.74%) C
10 10 (3.12%) Perl
10 10 (3.12%) PHP
11 7 (2.18%) VBScript
12 6 (1.87%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.93%) COBOL
13 3 (0.93%) Scala
13 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.93%) VB
14 2 (0.62%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 57 (17.76%) ISTQB
2 55 (17.13%) CISSP
3 53 (16.51%) ISEB
4 44 (13.71%) Security Cleared
5 39 (12.15%) SC Cleared
6 36 (11.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 32 (9.97%) CISM
8 31 (9.66%) Degree
9 20 (6.23%) CEH
10 19 (5.92%) CREST Certified
11 18 (5.61%) CISA
12 11 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (3.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (3.43%) MCITP
12 11 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (3.43%) PMI Certification
12 11 (3.43%) PMP
13 9 (2.80%) IISP
14 6 (1.87%) GIAC
14 6 (1.87%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (11.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (7.48%) QA
3 23 (7.17%) PCI DSS
4 12 (3.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (3.43%) ISO27005
6 8 (2.49%) COBIT
6 8 (2.49%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (2.49%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.87%) Basel II
7 6 (1.87%) COREP
8 5 (1.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (1.25%) RMADS
10 3 (0.93%) Basel III
10 3 (0.93%) BS25999
10 3 (0.93%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.93%) FINREP
10 3 (0.93%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.93%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.93%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.62%) Docker
4 2 (0.62%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.62%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (7.17%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.43%) Nessus
3 6 (1.87%) HP Fortify
4 5 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.56%) Puppet
4 5 (1.56%) WebInspect
5 3 (0.93%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.93%) Nagios
5 3 (0.93%) SCCM
6 2 (0.62%) Ansible
6 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.62%) SELinux
7 1 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.31%) Nmap
7 1 (0.31%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 39 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.84%) HP
3 27 (8.41%) Oracle
4 26 (8.10%) Cisco
5 12 (3.74%) IBM
6 11 (3.43%) Sun
6 11 (3.43%) VMware
7 10 (3.12%) Qualys
8 9 (2.80%) Intel Security
9 8 (2.49%) ArcSight
9 8 (2.49%) Barracuda Networks
9 8 (2.49%) Citrix
9 8 (2.49%) Tripwire
10 7 (2.18%) Veracode
11 6 (1.87%) SAP
12 5 (1.56%) Sybase
13 3 (0.93%) CheckPoint
14 2 (0.62%) Adobe
14 2 (0.62%) ATG
14 2 (0.62%) Rackspace
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