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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 487 491 483
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 146 144 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 88 81
Median daily rate £445 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +15.94%
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 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-35.43% +10.87%
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
42027 42615 39492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.42% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28004 28221 24921
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 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1151 1103
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.91 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +39 81 £450 -5.26% 19
South East +1 36 £425 +6.25% 7
West Midlands -31 8 £525 +77.96% 6
East of England +10 7 £410 -21.90% 1
North West +8 5 - - 5
Yorkshire +2 5 - - 6
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
South West -1 1 £488 +41.30% 4
North East -24 1 £410 +22.38%
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 122 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (27.36%) Penetration Testing
3 70 (21.28%) Finance
4 62 (18.84%) Java
5 58 (17.63%) Linux
6 56 (17.02%) Information Security
7 52 (15.81%) OWASP
8 51 (15.50%) CISSP
9 50 (15.20%) Open Source
10 49 (14.89%) Automated Testing
11 47 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 42 (12.77%) Security Cleared
13 41 (12.46%) ISEB
14 40 (12.16%) Information Assurance
15 38 (11.55%) Python
16 37 (11.25%) ISTQB
17 36 (10.94%) Software Testing
17 36 (10.94%) Selenium
17 36 (10.94%) Risk Management
17 36 (10.94%) Unix
17 36 (10.94%) Windows
17 36 (10.94%) Web Services
17 36 (10.94%) Non-Functional Testing
18 35 (10.64%) Test Scripting
18 35 (10.64%) Ruby
19 34 (10.33%) Performance Testing
19 34 (10.33%) Microsoft
20 33 (10.03%) Banking
21 32 (9.73%) Scrum

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 (5.78%) nginx
2 6 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.52%) Apache Solr
3 5 (1.52%) Confluence
3 5 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.22%) Apache
4 4 (1.22%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.91%) CMS
5 3 (0.91%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.61%) IIS
6 2 (0.61%) JBoss
6 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS Project
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Magento
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.91%) PaaS
5 2 (0.61%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.69%) Firewall
2 10 (3.04%) Internet
3 7 (2.13%) VPN
3 7 (2.13%) Wireless
4 6 (1.82%) Network Security
5 5 (1.52%) DNS
5 5 (1.52%) IPsec
6 4 (1.22%) Kerberos
6 4 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.91%) DHCP
7 3 (0.91%) FTP
7 3 (0.91%) LDAP
7 3 (0.91%) SMTP
7 3 (0.91%) SSH
8 2 (0.61%) 802.15
8 2 (0.61%) DMZ
8 2 (0.61%) IPv6
8 2 (0.61%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.78%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (2.43%) Data Mining
2 8 (2.43%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.82%) DB2
3 6 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.82%) MySQL
4 4 (1.22%) Big Data
4 4 (1.22%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (10.94%) Selenium
2 31 (9.42%) Jenkins
3 24 (7.29%) JMeter
4 22 (6.69%) JIRA
5 19 (5.78%) CircleCI
5 19 (5.78%) Travis CI
6 15 (4.56%) SoapUI
7 13 (3.95%) Cucumber
8 11 (3.34%) Protractor
9 10 (3.04%) AppScan
9 10 (3.04%) JUnit
9 10 (3.04%) WebDriver
10 9 (2.74%) Maven
10 9 (2.74%) Metasploit
11 8 (2.43%) Burp Suite
11 8 (2.43%) Git (software)
12 7 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.82%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.52%) LoadRunner
15 4 (1.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 70 (21.28%) Finance
2 33 (10.03%) Banking
3 18 (5.47%) Retail
4 13 (3.95%) Legal
5 11 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.82%) Front Office
7 4 (1.22%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
8 2 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Games
8 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (19.15%) Tester
2 54 (16.41%) Analyst
3 41 (12.46%) Security Engineer
4 37 (11.25%) Consultant
5 32 (9.73%) Security Consultant
5 32 (9.73%) Test Manager
6 31 (9.42%) Test Analyst
7 25 (7.60%) Architect
7 25 (7.60%) Developer
8 23 (6.99%) Penetration Tester
9 18 (5.47%) Automation Tester
10 16 (4.86%) Security Specialist
11 14 (4.26%) Security Tester
12 13 (3.95%) Security Manager
13 12 (3.65%) Business Analyst
13 12 (3.65%) Programme Manager
13 12 (3.65%) Security Analyst
14 11 (3.34%) Programme Test Manager
14 11 (3.34%) Security Architect
14 11 (3.34%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.94%) Web Services
2 27 (8.21%) .NET
3 19 (5.78%) RESTful
4 18 (5.47%) XML
5 12 (3.65%) HTML
6 9 (2.74%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.43%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.82%) Middleware
8 6 (1.82%) SOAP
8 6 (1.82%) Spring
9 5 (1.52%) Drools
9 5 (1.52%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.22%) J2EE
10 4 (1.22%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.91%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.91%) CSS
11 3 (0.91%) DOM
11 3 (0.91%) JSON
11 3 (0.91%) Kafka
11 3 (0.91%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.29%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.47%) User Experience
4 17 (5.17%) Cryptography
5 13 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.65%) Mobile App
7 11 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.43%) CESG
9 7 (2.13%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.82%) PKI
11 5 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (1.22%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.91%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.91%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.91%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.91%) RSA SecurID
13 3 (0.91%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.63%) Linux
2 36 (10.94%) Unix
2 36 (10.94%) Windows
3 15 (4.56%) Android
4 14 (4.26%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.82%) Kali Linux
6 4 (1.22%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.61%) AIX
8 2 (0.61%) Solaris
8 2 (0.61%) zOS
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.30%) VMS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (27.36%) Penetration Testing
3 56 (17.02%) Information Security
4 52 (15.81%) OWASP
5 50 (15.20%) Open Source
6 49 (14.89%) Automated Testing
7 47 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 40 (12.16%) Information Assurance
10 36 (10.94%) Non-Functional Testing
10 36 (10.94%) Risk Management
10 36 (10.94%) Software Testing
11 35 (10.64%) Test Scripting
12 34 (10.33%) Performance Testing
13 32 (9.73%) Scrum
14 30 (9.12%) Test Automation
15 29 (8.81%) Cybersecurity
15 29 (8.81%) DevOps
15 29 (8.81%) Test Strategy
16 28 (8.51%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.84%) Java
2 38 (11.55%) Python
3 35 (10.64%) Ruby
4 32 (9.73%) SQL
5 31 (9.42%) JavaScript
6 24 (7.29%) PHP
7 18 (5.47%) C#
8 13 (3.95%) C++
9 12 (3.65%) C
10 11 (3.34%) Perl
10 11 (3.34%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.74%) Scala
12 7 (2.13%) VBScript
13 4 (1.22%) Groovy
14 3 (0.91%) COBOL
14 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.91%) XPath
15 2 (0.61%) Assembly Language
16 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (15.50%) CISSP
2 42 (12.77%) Security Cleared
3 41 (12.46%) ISEB
4 37 (11.25%) ISTQB
5 30 (9.12%) CEH
6 29 (8.81%) SC Cleared
7 28 (8.51%) Degree
8 26 (7.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 21 (6.38%) CREST Certified
10 19 (5.78%) CISM
11 15 (4.56%) CHECK Team Member
12 12 (3.65%) PMP
13 11 (3.34%) CISA
14 9 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 9 (2.74%) MCITP
14 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (2.13%) GIAC
16 6 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 30 (9.12%) QA
2 19 (5.78%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.82%) Basel II
3 6 (1.82%) COBIT
3 6 (1.82%) COREP
4 5 (1.52%) RMADS
4 5 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.22%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.91%) Basel III
6 3 (0.91%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.91%) FINREP
6 3 (0.91%) ISO27005
6 3 (0.91%) SDET
7 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.61%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.30%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.82%) Docker
3 4 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.91%) Sendmail
5 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (3.34%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.82%) HP Fortify
3 5 (1.52%) Nessus
3 5 (1.52%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.91%) SCCM
5 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.61%) Nmap
5 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.61%) Puppet
6 1 (0.30%) Ansible
6 1 (0.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.30%) SCOM
6 1 (0.30%) SELinux
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.21%) HP
3 20 (6.08%) IBM
4 16 (4.86%) Oracle
5 14 (4.26%) Cisco
6 12 (3.65%) VMware
7 8 (2.43%) Qualys
7 8 (2.43%) SAP
8 7 (2.13%) Veracode
9 6 (1.82%) Citrix
10 5 (1.52%) Akamai
10 5 (1.52%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.52%) Intel Security
10 5 (1.52%) Mercator
10 5 (1.52%) Sybase
11 3 (0.91%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.91%) hybris
11 3 (0.91%) Splunk
11 3 (0.91%) Sun
11 3 (0.91%) Tripwire
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