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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 442 447 454
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 146 109 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 70 73
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£408 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.13% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.49 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.03% +15.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.99 £46.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +42.29%
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
39339 36598 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.43% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25883 23216 20586
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
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 £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1105 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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
South East +27 60 £425 +102.38% 2
London -12 52 £475 +18.75% 21
South West -7 12 £360 +15.20%
North West -22 10 £313 -3.10% 4
Yorkshire -15 6 £415 -36.15% 4
West Midlands -2 3 £300 -9.09%
East of England 0 2 - - 2
North East - 1 £335 -
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (28.34%) ISTQB
2 62 (25.10%) HP
3 55 (22.27%) Software Testing
4 54 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (21.86%) Security Cleared
5 50 (20.24%) Test Scripting
5 50 (20.24%) Information Assurance
6 48 (19.43%) Information Security
6 48 (19.43%) .NET
6 48 (19.43%) UNIX
7 47 (19.03%) Finance
7 47 (19.03%) SC Cleared
8 44 (17.81%) ISEB
8 44 (17.81%) Microsoft
9 41 (16.60%) Penetration Testing
10 39 (15.79%) Linux
11 38 (15.38%) HTML
12 37 (14.98%) JavaScript
12 37 (14.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 36 (14.57%) Telecoms
14 34 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (13.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 32 (12.96%) Risk Management
17 31 (12.55%) Cisco Certification
17 31 (12.55%) Cisco
17 31 (12.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 31 (12.55%) Test Automation
18 30 (12.15%) HP Quality Center
18 30 (12.15%) Performance Testing
18 30 (12.15%) SQL

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (4.05%) Apache
2 9 (3.64%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.24%) nginx
4 4 (1.62%) IIS
4 4 (1.62%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.81%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.40%) Node.js
6 1 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 26 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.81%) MS Project
3 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (2.83%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.83%) Route 53
2 7 (2.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (2.02%) SaaS
4 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.81%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.72%) Firewall
2 19 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.86%) HTTP
4 11 (4.45%) Internet
5 9 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (2.43%) Wireless
7 4 (1.62%) Network Security
8 3 (1.21%) SSL
9 2 (0.81%) FTP
9 2 (0.81%) SAN
9 2 (0.81%) VPN
9 2 (0.81%) DNS
9 2 (0.81%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.81%) Wireless Security
9 2 (0.81%) VLAN
10 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.40%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.40%) HSPA
10 1 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.07%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.64%) Redis
2 9 (3.64%) MySQL
3 8 (3.24%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.24%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.24%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.83%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.83%) SimpleDB
4 7 (2.83%) Couchbase
4 7 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.81%) MS Access
6 1 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (12.15%) Selenium
2 23 (9.31%) SoapUI
3 21 (8.50%) WebDriver
4 18 (7.29%) Cucumber
4 18 (7.29%) Git (software)
5 17 (6.88%) SpecFlow
6 12 (4.86%) Jenkins
7 10 (4.05%) Capybara
8 9 (3.64%) WATIR
8 9 (3.64%) Jasmine
8 9 (3.64%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (2.43%) HP UFT
11 4 (1.62%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.62%) JMeter
11 4 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.21%) Subversion
12 3 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.81%) NSubstitute
13 2 (0.81%) Fiddler
General
1 47 (19.03%) Finance
2 36 (14.57%) Telecoms
3 18 (7.29%) Retail
4 13 (5.26%) Banking
5 11 (4.45%) Legal
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.81%) Billing
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (17.81%) Analyst
2 34 (13.77%) Test Analyst
3 33 (13.36%) Architect
4 24 (9.72%) Tester
4 24 (9.72%) Consultant
5 23 (9.31%) Test Manager
6 22 (8.91%) Security Consultant
7 18 (7.29%) Test Specialist
7 18 (7.29%) Security Architect
7 18 (7.29%) Test Leader
8 15 (6.07%) Security Manager
9 12 (4.86%) Security Analyst
10 9 (3.64%) Test Architect
11 8 (3.24%) Software Engineer
12 7 (2.83%) Team Leader
12 7 (2.83%) Automation Tester
12 7 (2.83%) Cloud Software Engineer
12 7 (2.83%) Cloud Engineer
13 6 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.43%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.43%) .NET
2 38 (15.38%) HTML
3 28 (11.34%) ASP.NET
4 26 (10.53%) JSP
4 26 (10.53%) SOAP
5 24 (9.72%) XML
6 16 (6.48%) RESTful
7 14 (5.67%) XML Messaging
7 14 (5.67%) Web Services
8 7 (2.83%) POSIX
8 7 (2.83%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.83%) JSON
9 5 (2.02%) CSS
9 5 (2.02%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.21%) Velocity
11 2 (0.81%) SAP PI
11 2 (0.81%) AppFabric
11 2 (0.81%) REST
12 1 (0.40%) CSS3
12 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.34%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.07%) PKI
3 14 (5.67%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (4.45%) Cryptography
4 11 (4.45%) Smart Meter
5 9 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.24%) EPoS
7 6 (2.43%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.62%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.21%) W3C
9 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.81%) RMADS
10 2 (0.81%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.81%) User Experience
10 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.81%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.81%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.43%) UNIX
2 39 (15.79%) Linux
3 18 (7.29%) Windows
4 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.81%) Android
5 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.81%) SUSE
5 2 (0.81%) HPUX
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.40%) CentOS
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.27%) Software Testing
2 54 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (20.24%) Test Scripting
3 50 (20.24%) Information Assurance
4 48 (19.43%) Information Security
5 41 (16.60%) Penetration Testing
6 32 (12.96%) Risk Management
7 31 (12.55%) Test Automation
8 30 (12.15%) Performance Testing
9 29 (11.74%) Vulnerability Management
10 27 (10.93%) BDD
11 25 (10.12%) Test Strategy
11 25 (10.12%) Test Management
11 25 (10.12%) Knowledge Management
12 24 (9.72%) Automated Testing
12 24 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (8.50%) TDD
14 20 (8.10%) ITIL
14 20 (8.10%) DevOps
14 20 (8.10%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.98%) JavaScript
2 30 (12.15%) SQL
3 26 (10.53%) C#
4 24 (9.72%) PowerShell
5 15 (6.07%) Java
5 15 (6.07%) Perl
6 14 (5.67%) Shell Script
7 13 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.64%) Python
9 7 (2.83%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.83%) Groovy
10 5 (2.02%) C
11 4 (1.62%) Ruby
12 3 (1.21%) C++
13 2 (0.81%) PHP
13 2 (0.81%) VB
13 2 (0.81%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.81%) VBA
14 1 (0.40%) R
14 1 (0.40%) Go
Qualifications
1 70 (28.34%) ISTQB
2 54 (21.86%) Security Cleared
3 47 (19.03%) SC Cleared
4 44 (17.81%) ISEB
5 34 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (13.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (12.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 31 (12.55%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (12.15%) MCITP
9 24 (9.72%) CISSP
10 16 (6.48%) GIAC
11 14 (5.67%) CISM
12 11 (4.45%) ISEB Practitioner
13 10 (4.05%) Degree
14 8 (3.24%) DV Cleared
15 7 (2.83%) CISA
15 7 (2.83%) MCSE
16 6 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (2.02%) CCNA
17 5 (2.02%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (14.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (10.12%) QA
3 20 (8.10%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.62%) SLA
5 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.81%) COBIT
6 2 (0.81%) FATCA
7 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 4 (1.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.21%) Snort
3 2 (0.81%) vSphere
4 1 (0.40%) Varnish
4 1 (0.40%) KVM
4 1 (0.40%) Docker
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (12.15%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.24%) Puppet
3 7 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.83%) HAProxy
3 7 (2.83%) Ansible
3 7 (2.83%) Salt
4 2 (0.81%) Nessus
5 1 (0.40%) Nmap
5 1 (0.40%) Nagios
5 1 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 62 (25.10%) HP
2 44 (17.81%) Microsoft
3 31 (12.55%) Cisco
4 30 (12.15%) Oracle
5 9 (3.64%) hybris
6 8 (3.24%) VMware
7 5 (2.02%) Citrix
8 3 (1.21%) SAP
9 2 (0.81%) Sourcefire
9 2 (0.81%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.81%) Facebook
10 1 (0.40%) Twitter
10 1 (0.40%) Rapid7
10 1 (0.40%) Symantec
10 1 (0.40%) Websense
10 1 (0.40%) Percona
10 1 (0.40%) Actimize
10 1 (0.40%) Google
10 1 (0.40%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.40%) Coverity
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