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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 452 511 468
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -43
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 100 37 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.080% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 27 38
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £280 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £550 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -74.66%
Security Testing
UK

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
36351 34773 30324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.21% 75.40% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23239 21322 18460
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 982 1077 1109
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +12 43 £420 -6.66% 13
South East +6 31 £413 +26.92% 4
Yorkshire - 9 £305 - 4
South West -6 6 £385 +14.07% 3
North West -15 4 £310 -31.11% 6
West Midlands - 4 £288 -
East of England +6 3 £200 -20.00% 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 70 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (24.29%) Test Scripting
3 48 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 47 (22.38%) JavaScript
5 46 (21.90%) Selenium
6 44 (20.95%) ISTQB
7 43 (20.48%) .NET
8 39 (18.57%) Java
9 38 (18.10%) SQL
9 38 (18.10%) HTML
9 38 (18.10%) Security Cleared
10 37 (17.62%) UNIX
10 37 (17.62%) HP
10 37 (17.62%) Risk Management
11 36 (17.14%) SC Cleared
12 34 (16.19%) BDD
12 34 (16.19%) Linux
12 34 (16.19%) QA
13 33 (15.71%) Penetration Testing
14 31 (14.76%) Cisco
14 31 (14.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 30 (14.29%) JSP
15 30 (14.29%) Information Security
16 28 (13.33%) ISEB
16 28 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
16 28 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 28 (13.33%) ASP.NET
16 28 (13.33%) Software Testing
16 28 (13.33%) MCITP
16 28 (13.33%) Test Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (2.86%) IIS
2 5 (2.38%) Node.js
3 4 (1.90%) Apache
3 4 (1.90%) nginx
4 3 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.48%) Documentum
6 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
Applications
1 26 (12.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.81%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.90%) Route 53
1 4 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.90%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.86%) Internet
1 6 (2.86%) Wireless
1 6 (2.86%) HTTPS
1 6 (2.86%) Network Security
2 5 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (2.38%) HTTP
2 5 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.90%) Firewall
3 4 (1.90%) SSL
4 3 (1.43%) Wireless Security
4 3 (1.43%) DNS
5 1 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.48%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.48%) DHCP
5 1 (0.48%) FTP
5 1 (0.48%) VPN
5 1 (0.48%) WAN
5 1 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.81%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.90%) MySQL
2 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.90%) Redis
2 4 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.95%) Couchbase
3 2 (0.95%) SimpleDB
3 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.48%) Big Data
4 1 (0.48%) Voldemort
4 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (21.90%) Selenium
2 25 (11.90%) WebDriver
3 22 (10.48%) Cucumber
4 17 (8.10%) SoapUI
4 17 (8.10%) JIRA
5 15 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (5.71%) SpecFlow
6 12 (5.71%) LoadRunner
7 11 (5.24%) JMeter
8 10 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (4.76%) Git (software)
9 7 (3.33%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.33%) JBehave
10 6 (2.86%) Fiddler
10 6 (2.86%) Capybara
10 6 (2.86%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.86%) Calabash
11 4 (1.90%) JUnit
11 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.90%) Subversion
General
1 27 (12.86%) Finance
2 12 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.76%) Banking
4 5 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (17.62%) Analyst
2 33 (15.71%) Tester
3 29 (13.81%) Test Analyst
4 22 (10.48%) Test Manager
5 20 (9.52%) Consultant
6 19 (9.05%) Test Leader
7 18 (8.57%) Test Specialist
8 17 (8.10%) Security Consultant
9 10 (4.76%) Security Specialist
9 10 (4.76%) Test Engineer
9 10 (4.76%) Security Manager
10 9 (4.29%) Automation Tester
10 9 (4.29%) Security Analyst
11 8 (3.81%) Architect
12 7 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
12 7 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (3.33%) Penetration Tester
12 7 (3.33%) Developer
13 6 (2.86%) QA Engineer
13 6 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (20.48%) .NET
2 38 (18.10%) HTML
3 30 (14.29%) JSP
4 28 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 23 (10.95%) SOAP
6 21 (10.00%) XML
7 19 (9.05%) Web Services
8 15 (7.14%) JSON
9 12 (5.71%) REST
10 10 (4.76%) RESTful
11 7 (3.33%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.38%) CSS
13 3 (1.43%) WCF
14 2 (0.95%) POSIX
14 2 (0.95%) ODBC
14 2 (0.95%) Application Packaging
14 2 (0.95%) Gherkin
15 1 (0.48%) HTML5
15 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
15 1 (0.48%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.52%) PKI
2 19 (9.05%) Management Information System
3 17 (8.10%) Cryptography
3 17 (8.10%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (5.71%) Smart Meter
5 9 (4.29%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.33%) Open Source
7 6 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.38%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.90%) W3C
9 4 (1.90%) CESG
9 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.43%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.43%) Statistics
11 2 (0.95%) iPad
11 2 (0.95%) iPhone
11 2 (0.95%) User Experience
12 1 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.62%) UNIX
2 34 (16.19%) Linux
3 23 (10.95%) Windows
4 6 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.38%) Android
5 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.48%) Solaris
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (24.29%) Test Scripting
3 37 (17.62%) Risk Management
4 34 (16.19%) BDD
5 33 (15.71%) Penetration Testing
6 30 (14.29%) Information Security
7 28 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 28 (13.33%) Test Management
7 28 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 25 (11.90%) Knowledge Management
8 25 (11.90%) Manual Testing
9 24 (11.43%) Test Strategy
9 24 (11.43%) Automated Testing
10 22 (10.48%) Vulnerability Management
10 22 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (9.52%) Project Management
11 20 (9.52%) Scrum
11 20 (9.52%) Information Assurance
11 20 (9.52%) Automation Testing
12 17 (8.10%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.38%) JavaScript
2 39 (18.57%) Java
3 38 (18.10%) SQL
4 21 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 21 (10.00%) C#
5 13 (6.19%) Python
5 13 (6.19%) Ruby
6 12 (5.71%) Groovy
7 10 (4.76%) C++
8 8 (3.81%) C
9 5 (2.38%) Perl
9 5 (2.38%) PHP
10 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.48%) Scala
11 1 (0.48%) F#
11 1 (0.48%) R
11 1 (0.48%) Erlang
11 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.48%) VBA
11 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (20.95%) ISTQB
2 38 (18.10%) Security Cleared
3 36 (17.14%) SC Cleared
4 31 (14.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (13.33%) ISEB
5 28 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (13.33%) MCITP
6 27 (12.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 19 (9.05%) CISSP
8 12 (5.71%) Degree
9 9 (4.29%) DV Cleared
9 9 (4.29%) CISA
9 9 (4.29%) CISM
10 6 (2.86%) CRISC
11 3 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.95%) CEH
12 2 (0.95%) CHFI
13 1 (0.48%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (16.19%) QA
2 26 (12.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (8.57%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.90%) SLA
5 3 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.95%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.95%) COBIT
6 2 (0.95%) FATCA
6 2 (0.95%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.48%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 5 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.95%) Nmap
3 1 (0.48%) XenApp
3 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.38%) Puppet
3 4 (1.90%) HAProxy
3 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.43%) Nessus
5 2 (0.95%) Salt
6 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.48%) Ansible
6 1 (0.48%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.48%) SCCM
6 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 37 (17.62%) HP
3 31 (14.76%) Cisco
4 21 (10.00%) Oracle
5 4 (1.90%) VMware
6 3 (1.43%) Murex
7 2 (0.95%) NetApp
7 2 (0.95%) Citrix
7 2 (0.95%) ATG
7 2 (0.95%) Percona
8 1 (0.48%) Veeam
8 1 (0.48%) hybris
8 1 (0.48%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.48%) F5
8 1 (0.48%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.48%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.48%) Actimize
8 1 (0.48%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.48%) Qualys
8 1 (0.48%) Teradata
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