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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 466 498 515
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +17
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 152 140 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 92 72
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £282 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £39.37 £60.74 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £60.98 -
% change year-on-year
-35.43% -
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
40831 42666 40917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.45% 81.24% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27254 28340 26063
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1188 1145
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +38.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +20 70 £418 -1.76% 16
South East +24 43 £375 - 13
Yorkshire +27 14 £400 - 7
West Midlands -15 7 £475 +61.01% 2
East Midlands - 6 - -
East of England +6 5 £410 -20.38% 1
North West -3 5 £350 -26.31% 6
North East -19 3 - -
South West -1 1 £488 +25.00%
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 127 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (26.64%) Penetration Testing
3 78 (25.66%) Java
4 65 (21.38%) Automated Testing
5 57 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (17.76%) OWASP
7 51 (16.78%) Selenium
7 51 (16.78%) Finance
7 51 (16.78%) Scrum
8 50 (16.45%) Open Source
9 48 (15.79%) QA
10 46 (15.13%) Performance Testing
10 46 (15.13%) CISSP
11 43 (14.14%) Information Security
12 42 (13.82%) Web Services
12 42 (13.82%) Test Automation
13 40 (13.16%) Linux
14 39 (12.83%) Defect Management
15 37 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 35 (11.51%) SQL
17 34 (11.18%) Jenkins
18 33 (10.86%) Continuous Delivery
19 32 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
19 32 (10.53%) ISEB
19 32 (10.53%) Windows
19 32 (10.53%) Python
20 31 (10.20%) Security Cleared
20 31 (10.20%) Degree
20 31 (10.20%) Ruby
20 31 (10.20%) DevOps

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 19 (6.25%) nginx
2 10 (3.29%) Confluence
3 6 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.97%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.64%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.32%) Apache
5 4 (1.32%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.99%) CMS
7 2 (0.66%) IIS
7 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.33%) JBoss
8 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.33%) SAS
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) MS Project
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Magento
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.66%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.66%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.97%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.99%) PaaS
4 2 (0.66%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.91%) Firewall
2 15 (4.93%) Internet
3 6 (1.97%) Network Security
3 6 (1.97%) Wireless
4 5 (1.64%) VPN
5 3 (0.99%) FTP
5 3 (0.99%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.66%) IPsec
6 2 (0.66%) SMTP
6 2 (0.66%) SSH
7 1 (0.33%) 802.15
7 1 (0.33%) DNS
7 1 (0.33%) IPv6
7 1 (0.33%) LDAP
7 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.30%) MySQL
4 6 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.64%) Big Data
5 5 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.32%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.33%) DB2
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (16.78%) Selenium
2 34 (11.18%) Jenkins
3 29 (9.54%) JIRA
4 26 (8.55%) SoapUI
5 25 (8.22%) JMeter
6 19 (6.25%) CircleCI
6 19 (6.25%) Travis CI
7 12 (3.95%) Burp Suite
7 12 (3.95%) JUnit
7 12 (3.95%) Visual Studio
8 9 (2.96%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.96%) Git (software)
8 9 (2.96%) Maven
8 9 (2.96%) Protractor
9 8 (2.63%) WebDriver
10 6 (1.97%) AppScan
10 6 (1.97%) HP UFT
10 6 (1.97%) Metasploit
10 6 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 51 (16.78%) Finance
2 26 (8.55%) Banking
3 15 (4.93%) Retail
4 14 (4.61%) Legal
5 5 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.32%) Front Office
7 2 (0.66%) Advertising
7 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.66%) Games
7 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (21.38%) Tester
2 45 (14.80%) Analyst
3 36 (11.84%) Security Engineer
4 34 (11.18%) Consultant
5 30 (9.87%) Security Consultant
6 29 (9.54%) Developer
7 24 (7.89%) Automation Tester
8 22 (7.24%) Architect
8 22 (7.24%) Test Manager
9 19 (6.25%) Test Analyst
10 18 (5.92%) Penetration Tester
11 14 (4.61%) QA Engineer
12 13 (4.28%) Security Analyst
12 13 (4.28%) Security Manager
12 13 (4.28%) Security Tester
12 13 (4.28%) Test Engineer
13 11 (3.62%) Developer in Test
13 11 (3.62%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 11 (3.62%) Selenium Tester
14 10 (3.29%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.82%) Web Services
2 27 (8.88%) RESTful
3 23 (7.57%) .NET
4 18 (5.92%) Gherkin
5 16 (5.26%) XML
6 8 (2.63%) .NET Framework
7 7 (2.30%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.30%) HTML
8 6 (1.97%) Spring
9 5 (1.64%) Drools
10 4 (1.32%) Middleware
10 4 (1.32%) SAML
11 3 (0.99%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.99%) CSS
11 3 (0.99%) DOM
11 3 (0.99%) JSON
11 3 (0.99%) Kafka
11 3 (0.99%) SOAP
12 2 (0.66%) J2EE
12 2 (0.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (6.58%) Cryptography
2 18 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.59%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.59%) User Experience
4 12 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.97%) PKI
7 5 (1.64%) CESG
7 5 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.32%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.99%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.66%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.66%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.16%) Linux
2 32 (10.53%) Windows
3 25 (8.22%) Unix
4 15 (4.93%) Android
5 14 (4.61%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.97%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.66%) zOS
8 1 (0.33%) AIX
8 1 (0.33%) VMS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (26.64%) Penetration Testing
3 65 (21.38%) Automated Testing
4 57 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (17.76%) OWASP
6 51 (16.78%) Scrum
7 50 (16.45%) Open Source
8 46 (15.13%) Performance Testing
9 43 (14.14%) Information Security
10 42 (13.82%) Test Automation
11 39 (12.83%) Defect Management
12 37 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (10.86%) Continuous Delivery
14 31 (10.20%) DevOps
15 30 (9.87%) Exploratory Testing
16 28 (9.21%) BDD
16 28 (9.21%) Fuzz Testing
16 28 (9.21%) Non-Functional Testing
17 27 (8.88%) Social Engineering
18 26 (8.55%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (25.66%) Java
2 35 (11.51%) SQL
3 32 (10.53%) Python
4 31 (10.20%) Ruby
5 24 (7.89%) PHP
6 19 (6.25%) C#
6 19 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.59%) Scala
8 13 (4.28%) Groovy
9 4 (1.32%) C
9 4 (1.32%) C++
9 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.99%) Perl
10 3 (0.99%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.99%) XPath
11 2 (0.66%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.66%) COBOL
11 2 (0.66%) VBScript
12 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (15.13%) CISSP
2 32 (10.53%) ISEB
3 31 (10.20%) Degree
3 31 (10.20%) Security Cleared
4 26 (8.55%) CEH
5 23 (7.57%) ISTQB
6 21 (6.91%) CREST Certified
7 20 (6.58%) SC Cleared
8 17 (5.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (4.93%) CHECK Team Member
10 13 (4.28%) CISM
11 12 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (3.95%) PMP
12 6 (1.97%) CISA
13 5 (1.64%) CEPT
13 5 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.32%) CPTE
14 4 (1.32%) GIAC
14 4 (1.32%) GPEN
14 4 (1.32%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (15.79%) QA
2 21 (6.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (5.26%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.32%) Basel II
4 4 (1.32%) COREP
4 4 (1.32%) ISAE 3402
4 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.99%) SDET
6 2 (0.66%) Basel III
6 2 (0.66%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.66%) FINREP
6 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.66%) ISO27005
6 2 (0.66%) RMADS
6 2 (0.66%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.33%) EFQM
7 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.33%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.97%) Docker
3 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.66%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (3.62%) HP Fortify
2 7 (2.30%) Nessus
3 6 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.32%) WebInspect
5 3 (0.99%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.66%) Nmap
6 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.66%) Puppet
7 1 (0.33%) Ansible
7 1 (0.33%) SCCM
7 1 (0.33%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (7.57%) HP
2 22 (7.24%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.58%) IBM
4 12 (3.95%) VMware
5 11 (3.62%) Cisco
6 9 (2.96%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.63%) SAP
8 7 (2.30%) Oracle
8 7 (2.30%) Palo Alto
8 7 (2.30%) Qualys
9 5 (1.64%) Akamai
9 5 (1.64%) AppSense
9 5 (1.64%) Brocade
9 5 (1.64%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.64%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.64%) LogRhythm
9 5 (1.64%) Mercator
10 4 (1.32%) Citrix
10 4 (1.32%) Intel Security
11 3 (0.99%) CA
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