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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 477 502 478
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -24
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 103 74 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 58 44
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£395 £334 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.35% -13.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £583 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.49 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.49 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -0.02%
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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
38718 38644 32529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.48% 75.21% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24517 24337 19918
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1127 1038
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.24 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +12 43 £424 +12.25% 21
South East +10 34 £400 +23.07% 6
Yorkshire -10 8 £305 +1.66% 3
North West -19 7 £325 -27.77% 2
South West -5 5 £385 +23.69% 1
East of England +19 3 £200 -48.38% 2
West Midlands -17 2 £298 -8.46% 4
East Midlands - - - -
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 66 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (27.49%) ISTQB
3 53 (25.12%) .NET
4 52 (24.64%) Microsoft
5 50 (23.70%) HP
6 48 (22.75%) JavaScript
7 46 (21.80%) HTML
7 46 (21.80%) Security Cleared
8 45 (21.33%) Test Scripting
9 43 (20.38%) SC Cleared
10 41 (19.43%) Selenium
11 40 (18.96%) UNIX
11 40 (18.96%) Linux
11 40 (18.96%) Software Testing
12 37 (17.54%) ISEB
12 37 (17.54%) SQL
13 36 (17.06%) JSP
13 36 (17.06%) Cisco
14 35 (16.59%) Cisco Certification
14 35 (16.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 35 (16.59%) MCITP
15 34 (16.11%) Finance
15 34 (16.11%) ASP.NET
15 34 (16.11%) BDD
15 34 (16.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 33 (15.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 33 (15.64%) Risk Management
17 31 (14.69%) QA
18 30 (14.22%) Information Assurance
18 30 (14.22%) Test Automation

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.84%) IIS
1 6 (2.84%) Apache
2 5 (2.37%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.90%) nginx
3 4 (1.90%) Node.js
4 3 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.95%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
Applications
1 30 (14.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.90%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.90%) Route 53
1 4 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 3 (1.42%) SaaS
3 2 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.47%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.79%) Internet
2 7 (3.32%) Firewall
3 6 (2.84%) HTTP
3 6 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.84%) HTTPS
4 5 (2.37%) Wireless
4 5 (2.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.90%) SSL
6 3 (1.42%) FTP
6 3 (1.42%) DNS
7 2 (0.95%) Network Security
7 2 (0.95%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.47%) SAN
8 1 (0.47%) VPN
8 1 (0.47%) WAN
8 1 (0.47%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (3.32%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.90%) MySQL
3 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.90%) Redis
3 4 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.95%) Couchbase
4 2 (0.95%) SimpleDB
4 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.95%) MS Access
4 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.47%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 41 (19.43%) Selenium
2 24 (11.37%) WebDriver
3 19 (9.00%) Cucumber
4 18 (8.53%) SoapUI
5 15 (7.11%) SpecFlow
6 13 (6.16%) JIRA
7 12 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (5.21%) Git (software)
8 11 (5.21%) LoadRunner
9 9 (4.27%) JMeter
9 9 (4.27%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (3.32%) Jenkins
11 6 (2.84%) Capybara
11 6 (2.84%) JBehave
12 5 (2.37%) Fiddler
12 5 (2.37%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.90%) Subversion
13 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.42%) JUnit
General
1 34 (16.11%) Finance
2 13 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.21%) Banking
4 7 (3.32%) Retail
5 2 (0.95%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Billing
6 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (18.48%) Analyst
2 31 (14.69%) Tester
3 30 (14.22%) Test Analyst
4 23 (10.90%) Test Manager
5 20 (9.48%) Test Specialist
6 19 (9.00%) Test Leader
7 15 (7.11%) Consultant
8 14 (6.64%) Security Consultant
9 11 (5.21%) Architect
10 10 (4.74%) Security Analyst
10 10 (4.74%) Security Manager
11 9 (4.27%) Automation Tester
12 7 (3.32%) Security Specialist
13 6 (2.84%) Security Architect
13 6 (2.84%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (2.84%) Software Tester
13 6 (2.84%) Test Engineer
13 6 (2.84%) Automation Analyst
14 5 (2.37%) Automation Engineer
14 5 (2.37%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (25.12%) .NET
2 46 (21.80%) HTML
3 36 (17.06%) JSP
4 34 (16.11%) ASP.NET
5 23 (10.90%) SOAP
6 20 (9.48%) XML
7 18 (8.53%) Web Services
8 14 (6.64%) JSON
9 11 (5.21%) RESTful
10 9 (4.27%) REST
11 8 (3.79%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.90%) CSS
13 3 (1.42%) WCF
14 2 (0.95%) Gherkin
14 2 (0.95%) ODBC
14 2 (0.95%) POSIX
14 2 (0.95%) XML Messaging
15 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
15 1 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
15 1 (0.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.11%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.64%) PKI
3 10 (4.74%) Cryptography
4 9 (4.27%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.32%) Open Source
7 6 (2.84%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.37%) Smart Meter
8 5 (2.37%) Video on Demand
8 5 (2.37%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.42%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.42%) EPoS
9 3 (1.42%) W3C
9 3 (1.42%) User Experience
9 3 (1.42%) Statistics
10 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.95%) CESG
10 2 (0.95%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.96%) UNIX
1 40 (18.96%) Linux
2 22 (10.43%) Windows
3 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.37%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.90%) Android
6 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.95%) SUSE
6 2 (0.95%) HPUX
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (21.33%) Test Scripting
3 40 (18.96%) Software Testing
4 34 (16.11%) BDD
5 33 (15.64%) Risk Management
6 30 (14.22%) Knowledge Management
6 30 (14.22%) Automated Testing
6 30 (14.22%) Information Assurance
6 30 (14.22%) Test Automation
7 28 (13.27%) Test Management
8 26 (12.32%) Penetration Testing
8 26 (12.32%) Information Security
8 26 (12.32%) Test Strategy
9 23 (10.90%) Project Management
9 23 (10.90%) Manual Testing
10 20 (9.48%) Performance Testing
11 19 (9.00%) Scrum
12 17 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (7.58%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.75%) JavaScript
2 37 (17.54%) SQL
3 29 (13.74%) Java
4 27 (12.80%) PowerShell
5 25 (11.85%) C#
6 11 (5.21%) Groovy
7 10 (4.74%) Python
8 9 (4.27%) Ruby
9 8 (3.79%) C++
9 8 (3.79%) C
10 5 (2.37%) Perl
11 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.42%) PHP
13 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.95%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.95%) VB
13 2 (0.95%) VBA
14 1 (0.47%) Erlang
14 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (27.49%) ISTQB
2 46 (21.80%) Security Cleared
3 43 (20.38%) SC Cleared
4 37 (17.54%) ISEB
5 35 (16.59%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (16.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (16.59%) MCITP
6 34 (16.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 33 (15.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (9.00%) CISSP
9 11 (5.21%) Degree
9 11 (5.21%) DV Cleared
10 9 (4.27%) CISM
11 7 (3.32%) CISA
12 5 (2.37%) GIAC
12 5 (2.37%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (1.90%) CRISC
14 3 (1.42%) CEH
14 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.95%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.69%) QA
2 26 (12.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (7.11%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.90%) SLA
5 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.95%) COBIT
5 2 (0.95%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.95%) FATCA
6 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) XenApp
2 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (9.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.37%) Puppet
3 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.90%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.95%) Nessus
4 2 (0.95%) Nmap
4 2 (0.95%) Ansible
4 2 (0.95%) Salt
5 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.47%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.47%) SCCM
5 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 52 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 50 (23.70%) HP
3 36 (17.06%) Cisco
4 22 (10.43%) Oracle
5 5 (2.37%) VMware
6 3 (1.42%) Citrix
7 2 (0.95%) NetApp
7 2 (0.95%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.95%) Murex
7 2 (0.95%) ATG
7 2 (0.95%) hybris
7 2 (0.95%) Percona
8 1 (0.47%) Facebook
8 1 (0.47%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.47%) F5
8 1 (0.47%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.47%) Symantec
8 1 (0.47%) McAfee
8 1 (0.47%) Websense
8 1 (0.47%) Tripwire
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