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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 455 473 481
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 163 139 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 84 77
Median daily rate £450 £415 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +22.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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 - £52.99 £37.49
% change year-on-year
- +41.34%
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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
40834 39914 38314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 79.72% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27442 26221 24456
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 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 1059 1135
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +50 98 £500 +5.26% 15
South East -29 30 £438 +9.37% 7
North West -6 12 £350 +12.00% 2
West Midlands -13 10 £375 +13.63%
East of England +20 6 - - 1
Yorkshire -6 2 £488 +17.46% 3
North East -54 2 £410 +22.38%
South West -8 1 £280 -18.84% 4
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 110 (36.18%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (26.97%) Finance
3 60 (19.74%) Penetration Testing
4 59 (19.41%) Information Security
4 59 (19.41%) Information Assurance
5 58 (19.08%) Software Testing
6 54 (17.76%) Java
7 50 (16.45%) ISEB
8 49 (16.12%) ISTQB
9 48 (15.79%) CISSP
10 46 (15.13%) Linux
10 46 (15.13%) Test Scripting
11 42 (13.82%) SQL
12 41 (13.49%) Banking
13 35 (11.51%) Security Cleared
14 34 (11.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 34 (11.18%) Waterfall
14 34 (11.18%) BDD
14 34 (11.18%) HP
14 34 (11.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 33 (10.86%) Microsoft
15 33 (10.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 32 (10.53%) Performance Testing
16 32 (10.53%) Windows
17 31 (10.20%) Unix
17 31 (10.20%) Risk Management
17 31 (10.20%) Selenium
18 30 (9.87%) Degree
19 29 (9.54%) JavaScript
20 28 (9.21%) SC Cleared

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 8 (2.63%) IIS
2 6 (1.97%) JBoss
3 3 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.66%) Apache
4 2 (0.66%) CMS
4 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS Project
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Magento
2 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.97%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.66%) IaaS
3 2 (0.66%) PaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.58%) Firewall
2 11 (3.62%) Network Security
3 9 (2.96%) VPN
4 8 (2.63%) DNS
5 7 (2.30%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.30%) Wireless
6 5 (1.64%) HTTP
6 5 (1.64%) Internet
7 4 (1.32%) 802.15
7 4 (1.32%) IPv6
7 4 (1.32%) ZigBee
8 3 (0.99%) DHCP
8 3 (0.99%) IPsec
8 3 (0.99%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.99%) LDAP
9 2 (0.66%) DMZ
9 2 (0.66%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.33%) FTP
10 1 (0.33%) SMTP
10 1 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.63%) Data Mining
2 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database
2 6 (1.97%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.64%) DB2
4 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.33%) Big Data
5 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (10.20%) Selenium
2 22 (7.24%) Cucumber
3 14 (4.61%) JIRA
4 12 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.95%) WebDriver
5 11 (3.62%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.62%) JMeter
6 10 (3.29%) Metasploit
7 9 (2.96%) AppScan
7 9 (2.96%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.63%) Protractor
9 6 (1.97%) Burp Suite
9 6 (1.97%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.32%) Ant
10 4 (1.32%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.32%) Gradle
10 4 (1.32%) HP UFT
10 4 (1.32%) Maven
11 3 (0.99%) Gatling
11 3 (0.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 82 (26.97%) Finance
2 41 (13.49%) Banking
3 24 (7.89%) Retail
4 15 (4.93%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.95%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.97%) Front Office
7 3 (0.99%) Legal
8 2 (0.66%) Advertising
8 2 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (23.68%) Analyst
2 53 (17.43%) Test Analyst
3 45 (14.80%) Tester
4 40 (13.16%) Consultant
5 35 (11.51%) Security Consultant
6 25 (8.22%) Penetration Tester
7 23 (7.57%) Architect
7 23 (7.57%) Test Manager
8 21 (6.91%) Developer
9 20 (6.58%) Security Engineer
10 17 (5.59%) Security Architect
11 13 (4.28%) Security Specialist
11 13 (4.28%) Security Tester
12 12 (3.95%) Programme Manager
12 12 (3.95%) Security Analyst
13 11 (3.62%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.62%) Programme Test Manager
13 11 (3.62%) Test Programme Manager
14 10 (3.29%) Agile Test Analyst
14 10 (3.29%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.55%) .NET
2 20 (6.58%) XML
3 19 (6.25%) Web Services
4 13 (4.28%) HTML
5 12 (3.95%) SOAP
6 9 (2.96%) RESTful
7 8 (2.63%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.30%) Middleware
9 6 (1.97%) XML Messaging
10 5 (1.64%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.64%) REST
11 4 (1.32%) 802.1X
11 4 (1.32%) J2EE
12 2 (0.66%) CSS
12 2 (0.66%) DOM
12 2 (0.66%) JMS
12 2 (0.66%) JMX
12 2 (0.66%) JSON
12 2 (0.66%) JSP
12 2 (0.66%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.25%) User Experience
4 14 (4.61%) Cryptography
4 14 (4.61%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.29%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.96%) CESG
7 9 (2.96%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (2.63%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.30%) Smartcard
10 6 (1.97%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (1.64%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.64%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.64%) Smart Meter
12 4 (1.32%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.32%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.13%) Linux
2 32 (10.53%) Windows
3 31 (10.20%) Unix
4 14 (4.61%) Apple iOS
5 13 (4.28%) Android
6 6 (1.97%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.64%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.66%) AIX
9 2 (0.66%) Solaris
9 2 (0.66%) zOS
10 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.33%) VMS
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (36.18%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (19.74%) Penetration Testing
3 59 (19.41%) Information Assurance
3 59 (19.41%) Information Security
4 58 (19.08%) Software Testing
5 46 (15.13%) Test Scripting
6 34 (11.18%) BDD
6 34 (11.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 34 (11.18%) Waterfall
7 32 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 31 (10.20%) Risk Management
9 28 (9.21%) Cybersecurity
9 28 (9.21%) Non-Functional Testing
9 28 (9.21%) OWASP
9 28 (9.21%) Test Strategy
10 27 (8.88%) Automated Testing
10 27 (8.88%) Integration Testing
10 27 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (8.88%) System Integration Testing
11 26 (8.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (17.76%) Java
2 42 (13.82%) SQL
3 29 (9.54%) JavaScript
4 20 (6.58%) Python
5 18 (5.92%) Ruby
6 16 (5.26%) C#
7 14 (4.61%) C
8 13 (4.28%) C++
9 11 (3.62%) Perl
10 10 (3.29%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.30%) VBScript
12 6 (1.97%) PHP
13 5 (1.64%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.32%) Scala
15 3 (0.99%) COBOL
16 2 (0.66%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.66%) XPath
17 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (16.45%) ISEB
2 49 (16.12%) ISTQB
3 48 (15.79%) CISSP
4 35 (11.51%) Security Cleared
5 34 (11.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 30 (9.87%) Degree
7 28 (9.21%) SC Cleared
8 23 (7.57%) CISM
9 22 (7.24%) CEH
10 17 (5.59%) CREST Certified
11 15 (4.93%) CISA
12 12 (3.95%) PMI Certification
12 12 (3.95%) PMP
13 9 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (2.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 9 (2.96%) MCITP
13 9 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (2.30%) GIAC
15 5 (1.64%) CRISC
15 5 (1.64%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (8.55%) QA
3 19 (6.25%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (2.30%) ISO27005
6 6 (1.97%) Basel II
6 6 (1.97%) COBIT
6 6 (1.97%) COREP
7 5 (1.64%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (1.32%) ISO 9001
8 4 (1.32%) RMADS
9 3 (0.99%) Basel III
9 3 (0.99%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.99%) FINREP
10 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.66%) SDET
10 2 (0.66%) SLA
11 1 (0.33%) BS25999
11 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.32%) Docker
3 4 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.66%) vSphere
5 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.33%) NFS
5 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 22 (7.24%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.63%) Nessus
3 6 (1.97%) HP Fortify
4 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.32%) Puppet
4 4 (1.32%) WebInspect
5 3 (0.99%) SCCM
6 2 (0.66%) Ansible
6 2 (0.66%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.66%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.66%) Nagios
6 2 (0.66%) SELinux
7 1 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.33%) Nmap
7 1 (0.33%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (11.18%) HP
2 33 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.25%) Oracle
4 17 (5.59%) Cisco
5 14 (4.61%) IBM
6 9 (2.96%) VMware
7 8 (2.63%) SAP
8 7 (2.30%) Sun
8 7 (2.30%) Veracode
9 6 (1.97%) Citrix
9 6 (1.97%) Qualys
10 5 (1.64%) Intel Security
10 5 (1.64%) Sybase
11 4 (1.32%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.32%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (1.32%) Tripwire
12 3 (0.99%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.66%) ATG
13 2 (0.66%) ION Trading
13 2 (0.66%) Rackspace
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago