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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 469 487 528
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +41
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 133 104 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.22% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.28% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 70 31
Average daily rate £400 £409 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -9.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £405
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Average hourly rate £52.56 - £14.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 - £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.30 - £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £9.50
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
38390 36509 34149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.35% 77.80% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 23681 21098
Average daily rate £428 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +5.98%
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 average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1105 979 1068
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 51 £400 -5.88% 32
South East +17 42 £500 +17.64% 22
North West -11 15 £388 +28.09% 8
Yorkshire -10 8 £450 +12.50% 5
East of England +7 4 £200 - 1
South West -1 4 £386 +18.84% 4
West Midlands -13 3 £280 -6.27% 4
East Midlands - 2 £600 -
Midlands - 2 £600 -
North East - 2 - -
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 104 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 67 (23.93%) Information Assurance
4 66 (23.57%) Finance
5 62 (22.14%) Information Security
6 56 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 53 (18.93%) ISTQB
8 49 (17.50%) ISEB
9 48 (17.14%) SC Cleared
10 46 (16.43%) QA
11 42 (15.00%) CISSP
11 42 (15.00%) SQL
12 40 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
12 40 (14.29%) Selenium
12 40 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
13 39 (13.93%) Test Scripting
13 39 (13.93%) Banking
13 39 (13.93%) Java
14 38 (13.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 36 (12.86%) Waterfall
16 35 (12.50%) Microsoft
17 33 (11.79%) Automated Testing
18 32 (11.43%) Test Automation
18 32 (11.43%) Test Strategy
19 31 (11.07%) Risk Management
20 30 (10.71%) Defect Management
21 28 (10.00%) Scrum
21 28 (10.00%) .NET
21 28 (10.00%) Windows
21 28 (10.00%) BDD

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (5.00%) IIS
2 6 (2.14%) CMS
3 5 (1.79%) JBoss
4 4 (1.43%) Confluence
4 4 (1.43%) Drupal
5 3 (1.07%) Apache
6 2 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.71%) concrete5
6 2 (0.71%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (0.71%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.71%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.71%) WordPress
7 1 (0.36%) Node.js
7 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.71%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.71%) Acrobat
2 2 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.71%) GIMP
2 2 (0.71%) MS Office
2 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.71%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.43%) Firewall
2 11 (3.93%) Network Security
3 7 (2.50%) HTTP
3 7 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.14%) Internet
4 6 (2.14%) Wireless
5 4 (1.43%) DNS
6 3 (1.07%) IPsec
6 3 (1.07%) LAN
6 3 (1.07%) SAN
6 3 (1.07%) VPN
6 3 (1.07%) WAN
7 2 (0.71%) 802.15
7 2 (0.71%) FTP
7 2 (0.71%) IPv6
7 2 (0.71%) SMTP
7 2 (0.71%) SNMP
7 2 (0.71%) SSH
7 2 (0.71%) VoIP
7 2 (0.71%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.50%) Data Mining
1 7 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.43%) MySQL
2 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (14.29%) Selenium
2 23 (8.21%) Cucumber
3 20 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 20 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (6.79%) SpecFlow
5 16 (5.71%) JIRA
5 16 (5.71%) WebDriver
6 9 (3.21%) Metasploit
7 8 (2.86%) FitNesse
7 8 (2.86%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.50%) HP UFT
8 7 (2.50%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.14%) Burp Suite
9 6 (2.14%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.14%) JMeter
10 5 (1.79%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.79%) NCrunch
11 3 (1.07%) Gerrit
11 3 (1.07%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.07%) WatiN
General
1 66 (23.57%) Finance
2 39 (13.93%) Banking
3 22 (7.86%) Retail
4 11 (3.93%) Retail Banking
5 10 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.71%) Law
6 2 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (29.64%) Analyst
2 69 (24.64%) Test Analyst
3 39 (13.93%) Consultant
4 34 (12.14%) Tester
5 31 (11.07%) Security Consultant
6 26 (9.29%) Architect
6 26 (9.29%) Test Manager
7 22 (7.86%) Senior Analyst
7 22 (7.86%) Senior Test Analyst
8 21 (7.50%) Security Architect
9 15 (5.36%) Security Manager
10 14 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
10 14 (5.00%) Security Analyst
10 14 (5.00%) Technical Manager
11 13 (4.64%) Automation Test Analyst
12 12 (4.29%) Developer
12 12 (4.29%) Information Manager
12 12 (4.29%) Information Security Manager
13 11 (3.93%) Penetration Tester
13 11 (3.93%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.00%) .NET
2 22 (7.86%) SOAP
2 22 (7.86%) Web Services
3 17 (6.07%) Middleware
4 13 (4.64%) HTML
5 10 (3.57%) XML
6 6 (2.14%) REST
7 5 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.79%) CSS
7 5 (1.79%) XML Messaging
8 4 (1.43%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.43%) CSS3
8 4 (1.43%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.43%) J2EE
8 4 (1.43%) JSON
8 4 (1.43%) JSP
8 4 (1.43%) OAuth
8 4 (1.43%) RESTful
9 3 (1.07%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.07%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.64%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.93%) PKI
5 8 (2.86%) User Experience
6 7 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (2.50%) Smartcard
7 6 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.14%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.79%) EPoS
9 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.43%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.07%) CESG
10 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.07%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.07%) Statistics
11 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.00%) Windows
2 23 (8.21%) Linux
3 14 (5.00%) Unix
4 8 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.14%) Android
6 4 (1.43%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.07%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.71%) CentOS
8 2 (0.71%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.36%) AIX
9 1 (0.36%) Solaris
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 67 (23.93%) Information Assurance
4 62 (22.14%) Information Security
5 40 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 40 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 39 (13.93%) Test Scripting
7 36 (12.86%) Waterfall
8 33 (11.79%) Automated Testing
9 32 (11.43%) Test Automation
9 32 (11.43%) Test Strategy
10 31 (11.07%) Risk Management
11 30 (10.71%) Defect Management
12 28 (10.00%) BDD
12 28 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 28 (10.00%) Scrum
13 26 (9.29%) Integration Testing
13 26 (9.29%) Manual Testing
14 25 (8.93%) Test Management
14 25 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.00%) SQL
2 39 (13.93%) Java
3 15 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.29%) C#
5 8 (2.86%) PHP
6 7 (2.50%) Ruby
7 6 (2.14%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.07%) C++
8 3 (1.07%) Python
9 2 (0.71%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.71%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.71%) C
9 2 (0.71%) Groovy
9 2 (0.71%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.71%) Perl
9 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.71%) VB
10 1 (0.36%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 53 (18.93%) ISTQB
3 49 (17.50%) ISEB
4 48 (17.14%) SC Cleared
5 42 (15.00%) CISSP
6 38 (13.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (9.64%) CISM
8 16 (5.71%) Degree
9 13 (4.64%) CREST Certified
10 11 (3.93%) CISA
11 8 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (2.50%) IISP
12 7 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (1.79%) CEH
13 5 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.79%) Cyber Scheme
13 5 (1.79%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.79%) MCITP
13 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (16.43%) QA
2 23 (8.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.21%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (2.50%) ISO27005
6 6 (2.14%) ISAE 3402
6 6 (2.14%) ISO 9001
7 5 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (1.07%) RMADS
9 2 (0.71%) BS25999
9 2 (0.71%) COBIT
9 2 (0.71%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.71%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.71%) SDET
9 2 (0.71%) SLA
10 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.36%) FATCA
10 1 (0.36%) GPG13
10 1 (0.36%) WAI
10 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.71%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.36%) Firmware
4 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (6.43%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.21%) Nessus
3 2 (0.71%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.71%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.71%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.36%) Nagios
4 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.21%) HP
3 18 (6.43%) Oracle
4 16 (5.71%) Cisco
5 9 (3.21%) IBM
6 7 (2.50%) Sun
7 6 (2.14%) ArcSight
7 6 (2.14%) Barracuda Networks
7 6 (2.14%) Intel Security
7 6 (2.14%) Qualys
7 6 (2.14%) Tripwire
8 4 (1.43%) Citrix
8 4 (1.43%) VMware
9 2 (0.71%) Adobe
9 2 (0.71%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.71%) Veracode
9 2 (0.71%) Zend
10 1 (0.36%) Dell
10 1 (0.36%) Intel
10 1 (0.36%) Palo Alto
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