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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 473 505 465
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -40
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 100 61 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 50 39
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£400 £344 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £236 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £528 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £463
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -29.72%
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
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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
38097 36662 31165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.51% 75.49% 73.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24143 22914 19112
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1077 1036
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -14.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £49.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 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 31 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 +14 40 £424 +1.49% 19
South East +2 33 £390 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire +1 9 £390 +30.00% 2
North West -18 6 £325 -27.77% 1
East of England +14 4 £200 -20.00% 1
South West -16 4 £401 +28.91%
West Midlands -7 3 £298 -8.46% 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 72 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (24.55%) ISTQB
2 54 (24.55%) Test Scripting
3 52 (23.64%) Microsoft
4 50 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 48 (21.82%) .NET
6 46 (20.91%) HP
7 44 (20.00%) HTML
7 44 (20.00%) Selenium
7 44 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 41 (18.64%) SC Cleared
9 40 (18.18%) SQL
9 40 (18.18%) UNIX
10 39 (17.73%) Linux
11 37 (16.82%) Risk Management
12 36 (16.36%) Software Testing
12 36 (16.36%) BDD
13 35 (15.91%) ISEB
14 34 (15.45%) Cisco
14 34 (15.45%) JSP
14 34 (15.45%) Java
15 33 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (15.00%) MCITP
15 33 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 32 (14.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 32 (14.55%) QA
16 32 (14.55%) ASP.NET
17 31 (14.09%) Test Management
18 30 (13.64%) Finance

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (2.73%) IIS
1 6 (2.73%) Apache
2 5 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.27%) Node.js
3 4 (1.82%) nginx
4 3 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.91%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (13.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.82%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.82%) Route 53
1 4 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 3 (1.36%) SaaS
3 2 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.45%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.18%) Internet
1 7 (3.18%) Firewall
2 6 (2.73%) Wireless
2 6 (2.73%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.73%) HTTPS
3 5 (2.27%) HTTP
3 5 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.82%) Network Security
4 4 (1.82%) SSL
5 3 (1.36%) FTP
5 3 (1.36%) Wireless Security
5 3 (1.36%) DNS
6 1 (0.45%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.45%) WAN
6 1 (0.45%) DHCP
6 1 (0.45%) SAN
6 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.73%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.82%) MySQL
3 4 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.82%) Redis
3 4 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.91%) Couchbase
4 2 (0.91%) SimpleDB
4 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.91%) MS Access
4 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.45%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 44 (20.00%) Selenium
2 24 (10.91%) WebDriver
3 22 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 18 (8.18%) SoapUI
5 17 (7.73%) JIRA
6 15 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (6.36%) SpecFlow
8 11 (5.00%) LoadRunner
9 10 (4.55%) JMeter
9 10 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (4.55%) Git (software)
10 7 (3.18%) JBehave
10 7 (3.18%) Jenkins
10 7 (3.18%) Calabash
11 6 (2.73%) Capybara
11 6 (2.73%) Fiddler
12 5 (2.27%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.82%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 30 (13.64%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Banking
2 13 (5.91%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.18%) Retail
4 1 (0.45%) Billing
4 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Automotive
4 1 (0.45%) Legal
4 1 (0.45%) Advertising
4 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (18.64%) Analyst
2 34 (15.45%) Tester
3 31 (14.09%) Test Analyst
4 25 (11.36%) Test Manager
5 21 (9.55%) Test Leader
6 20 (9.09%) Test Specialist
7 17 (7.73%) Consultant
8 15 (6.82%) Security Consultant
9 11 (5.00%) Security Manager
10 10 (4.55%) Security Analyst
11 9 (4.09%) Test Engineer
11 9 (4.09%) Architect
11 9 (4.09%) Automation Tester
12 8 (3.64%) Security Specialist
13 6 (2.73%) QA Engineer
13 6 (2.73%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (2.73%) Developer
13 6 (2.73%) Penetration Tester
13 6 (2.73%) Automation Analyst
13 6 (2.73%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (21.82%) .NET
2 44 (20.00%) HTML
3 34 (15.45%) JSP
4 32 (14.55%) ASP.NET
5 24 (10.91%) SOAP
6 22 (10.00%) XML
7 19 (8.64%) Web Services
8 15 (6.82%) JSON
9 12 (5.45%) REST
10 10 (4.55%) RESTful
11 8 (3.64%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.27%) CSS
13 3 (1.36%) WCF
14 2 (0.91%) Application Packaging
14 2 (0.91%) Gherkin
14 2 (0.91%) ODBC
14 2 (0.91%) POSIX
14 2 (0.91%) XML Messaging
15 1 (0.45%) Hibernate
15 1 (0.45%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.55%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.27%) PKI
3 13 (5.91%) Data Protection Act
3 13 (5.91%) Cryptography
4 9 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.64%) Smart Meter
6 7 (3.18%) Open Source
7 6 (2.73%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.27%) Video on Demand
8 5 (2.27%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.82%) W3C
9 4 (1.82%) CESG
10 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.36%) EPoS
10 3 (1.36%) Statistics
10 3 (1.36%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.18%) UNIX
2 39 (17.73%) Linux
3 22 (10.00%) Windows
4 6 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.27%) Android
5 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.91%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.91%) SUSE
7 2 (0.91%) HPUX
8 1 (0.45%) Solaris
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (24.55%) Test Scripting
3 37 (16.82%) Risk Management
4 36 (16.36%) Software Testing
4 36 (16.36%) BDD
5 31 (14.09%) Test Management
6 29 (13.18%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (13.18%) Test Automation
7 28 (12.73%) Knowledge Management
7 28 (12.73%) Information Security
8 27 (12.27%) Information Assurance
9 26 (11.82%) Test Strategy
9 26 (11.82%) Automated Testing
10 25 (11.36%) Manual Testing
11 23 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (10.00%) Project Management
13 21 (9.55%) Scrum
13 21 (9.55%) Vulnerability Management
14 19 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (8.18%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 40 (18.18%) SQL
3 34 (15.45%) Java
4 25 (11.36%) PowerShell
5 22 (10.00%) C#
6 13 (5.91%) Ruby
7 12 (5.45%) Groovy
8 11 (5.00%) Python
9 9 (4.09%) C++
9 9 (4.09%) C
10 5 (2.27%) Perl
11 4 (1.82%) PHP
11 4 (1.82%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.91%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.91%) VB
12 2 (0.91%) VBA
13 1 (0.45%) Erlang
13 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 54 (24.55%) ISTQB
2 44 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 41 (18.64%) SC Cleared
4 35 (15.91%) ISEB
5 33 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (15.00%) MCITP
5 33 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (14.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 19 (8.64%) CISSP
8 12 (5.45%) Degree
9 10 (4.55%) DV Cleared
10 9 (4.09%) CISA
10 9 (4.09%) CISM
11 5 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (2.27%) CRISC
12 4 (1.82%) GIAC
13 3 (1.36%) CEH
13 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.91%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.55%) QA
2 26 (11.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (7.73%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.82%) SLA
5 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.91%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.91%) COBIT
6 2 (0.91%) FATCA
6 2 (0.91%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.45%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) XenApp
2 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.18%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.27%) Puppet
3 4 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.82%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.91%) Nessus
4 2 (0.91%) Nmap
4 2 (0.91%) Salt
5 1 (0.45%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.45%) SCCM
5 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.45%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 52 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 46 (20.91%) HP
3 34 (15.45%) Cisco
4 23 (10.45%) Oracle
5 4 (1.82%) VMware
6 3 (1.36%) Murex
7 2 (0.91%) ATG
7 2 (0.91%) Percona
7 2 (0.91%) Citrix
7 2 (0.91%) NetApp
7 2 (0.91%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.45%) McAfee
8 1 (0.45%) Facebook
8 1 (0.45%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.45%) Actimize
8 1 (0.45%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.45%) Qualys
8 1 (0.45%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.45%) Veeam
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