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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
UK / England
Rank 440 449 475
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +26
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 130 146 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.38% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 92 65
Median daily rate £450 £389 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% -7.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £528 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £382 £345
% change year-on-year
+16.41% +10.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £52.56 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £53.81 -

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
34227 38172 35882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 82.02% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22819 25025 23588
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 855 1112 969
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.30 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% +49.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.76 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +13 58 £500 +25.00% 20
South East +26 40 £450 -10.00% 12
North West +11 15 £425 +15.88% 4
Yorkshire +7 6 £300 +6.66% 3
Midlands +1 3 - -
North East -16 3 £313 - 1
West Midlands -4 2 £475 +69.64% 1
East of England +5 1 - - 1
South West -2 1 - - 1
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (33.57%) Java
3 86 (30.07%) Selenium
4 79 (27.62%) Automated Testing
5 73 (25.52%) Scrum
5 73 (25.52%) Test Automation
6 70 (24.48%) Performance Testing
7 68 (23.78%) Penetration Testing
8 62 (21.68%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (18.88%) QA
10 52 (18.18%) Web Services
11 51 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
11 51 (17.83%) Open Source
12 50 (17.48%) Security Cleared
13 47 (16.43%) OWASP
14 46 (16.08%) BDD
15 45 (15.73%) Continuous Delivery
16 43 (15.03%) Gherkin
16 43 (15.03%) Unit Testing
17 42 (14.69%) Windows
18 41 (14.34%) JIRA
18 41 (14.34%) Jenkins
18 41 (14.34%) SoapUI
18 41 (14.34%) Continuous Improvement
18 41 (14.34%) Defect Management
19 40 (13.99%) Usability Testing
20 39 (13.64%) Python
21 38 (13.29%) Software Engineering
22 37 (12.94%) Risk Management
22 37 (12.94%) User Stories

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 (6.64%) nginx
2 17 (5.94%) Confluence
3 13 (4.55%) CMS
4 9 (3.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (2.45%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.10%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.75%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.40%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.40%) Drupal
9 2 (0.70%) Apache
9 2 (0.70%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.70%) JBoss
9 2 (0.70%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.35%) IIS
10 1 (0.35%) SAS
10 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.40%) MS Office
3 4 (1.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.05%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.05%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.45%) PaaS
4 3 (1.05%) SaaS
5 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.70%) IaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Akamai
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.59%) Firewall
2 12 (4.20%) Network Security
3 10 (3.50%) VPN
4 9 (3.15%) HTTP
4 9 (3.15%) Internet
5 8 (2.80%) Kerberos
6 6 (2.10%) 2G
6 6 (2.10%) 3G
6 6 (2.10%) 4G
6 6 (2.10%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (2.10%) LTE
6 6 (2.10%) MVNO
6 6 (2.10%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (1.75%) LDAP
7 5 (1.75%) VoLTE
8 4 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.05%) DHCP
9 3 (1.05%) DNS
9 3 (1.05%) Intranet
9 3 (1.05%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.99%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (3.15%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.80%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.45%) Big Data
4 7 (2.45%) MySQL
5 5 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.70%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.70%) Impala
6 2 (0.70%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.35%) DB2
7 1 (0.35%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 86 (30.07%) Selenium
2 41 (14.34%) Jenkins
2 41 (14.34%) JIRA
2 41 (14.34%) SoapUI
3 34 (11.89%) JMeter
4 20 (6.99%) JUnit
5 19 (6.64%) CircleCI
5 19 (6.64%) Travis CI
6 17 (5.94%) Cucumber
6 17 (5.94%) Maven
7 16 (5.59%) WebDriver
8 14 (4.90%) Visual Studio
9 11 (3.85%) Git (software)
10 10 (3.50%) Burp Suite
11 9 (3.15%) Ant
11 9 (3.15%) Apache Ivy
11 9 (3.15%) Bitbucket
11 9 (3.15%) eggPlant
11 9 (3.15%) Gradle
11 9 (3.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 32 (11.19%) Finance
2 12 (4.20%) Legal
3 11 (3.85%) Retail
4 8 (2.80%) Banking
5 4 (1.40%) Marketing
6 3 (1.05%) Back Office
7 2 (0.70%) Advertising
7 2 (0.70%) Games
7 2 (0.70%) Law
7 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (27.97%) Tester
2 40 (13.99%) Analyst
2 40 (13.99%) Automation Tester
3 37 (12.94%) Architect
4 32 (11.19%) Developer
5 31 (10.84%) Consultant
6 25 (8.74%) Security Architect
7 24 (8.39%) Security Analyst
8 23 (8.04%) Security Consultant
9 22 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 22 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
10 21 (7.34%) Developer in Test
11 19 (6.64%) Security Engineer
12 18 (6.29%) Test Engineer
13 16 (5.59%) Java Automation Tester
13 16 (5.59%) Penetration Tester
14 14 (4.90%) Test Automation Developer
15 13 (4.55%) IT Analyst
16 12 (4.20%) IT Security Analyst
17 11 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (18.18%) Web Services
2 43 (15.03%) Gherkin
3 35 (12.24%) RESTful
4 21 (7.34%) .NET
5 17 (5.94%) XML
6 10 (3.50%) REST
7 9 (3.15%) HTML
7 9 (3.15%) JSON
7 9 (3.15%) Spring
8 7 (2.45%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.45%) SAML
9 6 (2.10%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.10%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.75%) Drools
11 4 (1.40%) CSS
11 4 (1.40%) OAuth
11 4 (1.40%) SOAP
12 3 (1.05%) Chai
13 2 (0.70%) Kafka
14 1 (0.35%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.64%) Cryptography
3 14 (4.90%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.50%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (3.15%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.15%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.10%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.75%) CESG
9 3 (1.05%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.05%) PKI
9 3 (1.05%) Replication
10 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.70%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.70%) SCADA
10 2 (0.70%) Statistics
11 1 (0.35%) Blog
11 1 (0.35%) FMCG
11 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.69%) Windows
2 36 (12.59%) Unix
3 27 (9.44%) Linux
4 6 (2.10%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.70%) Android
7 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (27.62%) Automated Testing
3 73 (25.52%) Scrum
3 73 (25.52%) Test Automation
4 70 (24.48%) Performance Testing
5 68 (23.78%) Penetration Testing
6 62 (21.68%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (17.83%) Open Source
8 47 (16.43%) OWASP
9 46 (16.08%) BDD
10 45 (15.73%) Continuous Delivery
11 43 (15.03%) Unit Testing
12 41 (14.34%) Continuous Improvement
12 41 (14.34%) Defect Management
13 40 (13.99%) Usability Testing
14 38 (13.29%) Software Engineering
15 37 (12.94%) Risk Management
15 37 (12.94%) User Stories
16 33 (11.54%) API Testing
17 32 (11.19%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 96 (33.57%) Java
2 39 (13.64%) Python
3 34 (11.89%) Groovy
4 31 (10.84%) Ruby
5 30 (10.49%) Scala
6 20 (6.99%) PHP
7 19 (6.64%) SQL
8 17 (5.94%) JavaScript
9 14 (4.90%) C#
10 11 (3.85%) C++
11 5 (1.75%) C
12 2 (0.70%) Perl
12 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.70%) R
12 2 (0.70%) VBScript
12 2 (0.70%) XPath
12 2 (0.70%) XQuery
13 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (17.48%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.49%) CISSP
2 30 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.44%) CREST Certified
4 25 (8.74%) OSCP
5 21 (7.34%) CEH
5 21 (7.34%) DV Cleared
6 18 (6.29%) Degree
7 15 (5.24%) CHECK Team Member
8 13 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (4.55%) CISM
9 12 (4.20%) SANS
10 11 (3.85%) ISEB
10 11 (3.85%) ISTQB
11 9 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (2.80%) CLAS
13 7 (2.45%) GIAC
14 4 (1.40%) CISA
14 4 (1.40%) GPEN
15 3 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (18.88%) QA
2 17 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (4.90%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.75%) RMADS
4 5 (1.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 3 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.70%) BS7799
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.70%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.45%) Nessus
2 6 (2.10%) HP Fortify
3 5 (1.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 4 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.05%) Ambari
5 3 (1.05%) Nagios
6 2 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.70%) Puppet
7 1 (0.35%) Ansible
7 1 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.35%) collectd
7 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.35%) SCCM
7 1 (0.35%) SCOM
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.64%) HP
3 18 (6.29%) Atlassian
4 12 (4.20%) Splunk
4 12 (4.20%) VMware
5 10 (3.50%) Cisco
6 9 (3.15%) Sitecore
7 8 (2.80%) IBM
7 8 (2.80%) Palo Alto
8 7 (2.45%) LogRhythm
9 6 (2.10%) AppSense
9 6 (2.10%) Brocade
9 6 (2.10%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.10%) Fortinet
10 5 (1.75%) Google
10 5 (1.75%) Qualys
11 3 (1.05%) Calypso
11 3 (1.05%) Guidewire
11 3 (1.05%) hybris
11 3 (1.05%) Temenos
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