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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 470 496 485
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -11
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 109 55 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 35 39
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£375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00
Security Testing
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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
38739 35662 36929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 74.61% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25226 22568 21925
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1102 1033 1380
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 +49 53 £410 +2.50% 14
South East +10 33 £363 -17.14% 9
Yorkshire -4 8 £275 -8.33% 6
West Midlands -15 4 - - 1
East of England -23 4 £375 +15.38% 5
North West -11 3 £300 -18.36% 4
North East - 3 £375 -
South West -34 1 £338 - 5
South Coast - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 67 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (21.49%) Test Scripting
3 47 (20.61%) Penetration Testing
3 47 (20.61%) ISTQB
4 46 (20.18%) UNIX
5 45 (19.74%) Linux
6 41 (17.98%) Security Cleared
6 41 (17.98%) Selenium
7 40 (17.54%) Finance
8 38 (16.67%) Java
8 38 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 37 (16.23%) HP
9 37 (16.23%) QA
9 37 (16.23%) SC Cleared
10 36 (15.79%) .NET
11 34 (14.91%) SQL
11 34 (14.91%) ISEB
11 34 (14.91%) Information Security
12 33 (14.47%) Oracle
13 32 (14.04%) JavaScript
14 31 (13.60%) CISSP
14 31 (13.60%) Test Automation
15 29 (12.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 28 (12.28%) Windows
17 27 (11.84%) Web Services
17 27 (11.84%) Cisco
17 27 (11.84%) Test Strategy
18 25 (10.96%) MCITP
18 25 (10.96%) HTML
19 24 (10.53%) C#

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 16 (7.02%) WebLogic
2 13 (5.70%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.39%) Apache
4 7 (3.07%) WebLogic Integration
5 5 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.32%) Node.js
6 3 (1.32%) nginx
7 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.44%) Documentum
8 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.44%) IIS
8 1 (0.44%) CMS
8 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.63%) MS Project
3 4 (1.75%) MS Office
4 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.88%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.32%) Route 53
1 3 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.32%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.88%) SaaS
2 2 (0.88%) PaaS
2 2 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.33%) Firewall
2 16 (7.02%) Network Security
3 12 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (4.82%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.82%) DNS
5 10 (4.39%) FTP
6 9 (3.95%) Wireshark
7 8 (3.51%) SSL
8 6 (2.63%) Wireless
8 6 (2.63%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.75%) ZigBee
9 4 (1.75%) HTTP
9 4 (1.75%) Internet
10 3 (1.32%) Wireless Security
11 2 (0.88%) HSPA
11 2 (0.88%) LDAP
11 2 (0.88%) IPv6
11 2 (0.88%) DHCP
11 2 (0.88%) SMTP
11 2 (0.88%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.95%) Big Data
3 8 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.07%) MS Access
5 5 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.19%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.32%) MySQL
6 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.32%) Redis
6 3 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.88%) SimpleDB
7 2 (0.88%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (17.98%) Selenium
2 16 (7.02%) Cucumber
2 16 (7.02%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (6.14%) JIRA
4 13 (5.70%) JUnit
5 12 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 11 (4.82%) NUnit
6 11 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (4.39%) JMeter
8 9 (3.95%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.63%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.63%) Calabash
9 6 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.63%) Capybara
9 6 (2.63%) Maven
9 6 (2.63%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.75%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.75%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.32%) Appium
11 3 (1.32%) Toad
General
1 40 (17.54%) Finance
2 15 (6.58%) Banking
3 10 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.75%) Retail
5 3 (1.32%) Billing
6 2 (0.88%) Advertising
6 2 (0.88%) Legal
6 2 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (21.49%) Analyst
2 40 (17.54%) Test Analyst
3 38 (16.67%) Tester
4 21 (9.21%) Test Leader
5 20 (8.77%) Test Manager
6 18 (7.89%) Consultant
7 16 (7.02%) Architect
7 16 (7.02%) Security Architect
8 15 (6.58%) Security Specialist
8 15 (6.58%) Security Consultant
9 13 (5.70%) Developer
9 13 (5.70%) Test Engineer
10 11 (4.82%) Security Analyst
10 11 (4.82%) Security Manager
11 9 (3.95%) QA Analyst
12 8 (3.51%) Security Tester
13 7 (3.07%) QA Test Analyst
13 7 (3.07%) Test Specialist
13 7 (3.07%) QA Tester
13 7 (3.07%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.79%) .NET
2 27 (11.84%) Web Services
3 25 (10.96%) HTML
4 21 (9.21%) JSP
5 19 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 12 (5.26%) XML
7 11 (4.82%) REST
8 7 (3.07%) SOAP
9 6 (2.63%) Middleware
10 5 (2.19%) JSON
11 4 (1.75%) RESTful
11 4 (1.75%) SAML
12 3 (1.32%) CSS
13 2 (0.88%) XACML
13 2 (0.88%) OpenID
13 2 (0.88%) OAuth
13 2 (0.88%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.88%) Gherkin
13 2 (0.88%) Application Packaging
13 2 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.53%) Open Source
2 20 (8.77%) Mobile App
3 19 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.14%) Management Information System
5 13 (5.70%) PKI
6 12 (5.26%) Smart Meter
7 11 (4.82%) GIS
7 11 (4.82%) Cryptography
7 11 (4.82%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (3.51%) N-Tier
9 5 (2.19%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.75%) CESG
10 4 (1.75%) User Experience
11 3 (1.32%) iPhone
11 3 (1.32%) iPad
12 2 (0.88%) Reference Data
13 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.44%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 46 (20.18%) UNIX
2 45 (19.74%) Linux
3 28 (12.28%) Windows
4 19 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.07%) Windows XP
5 7 (3.07%) Windows 2000
5 7 (3.07%) HPUX
5 7 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.07%) SUSE
5 7 (3.07%) Android
6 6 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.88%) Solaris
7 2 (0.88%) zOS
8 1 (0.44%) AIX
8 1 (0.44%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (21.49%) Test Scripting
3 47 (20.61%) Penetration Testing
4 34 (14.91%) Information Security
5 31 (13.60%) Test Automation
6 27 (11.84%) Test Strategy
7 24 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 22 (9.65%) Performance Testing
9 20 (8.77%) Load Testing
10 19 (8.33%) Scrum
11 18 (7.89%) Security Architecture
11 18 (7.89%) Automation Testing
12 17 (7.46%) Data Protection
12 17 (7.46%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (7.02%) Knowledge Management
13 16 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (7.02%) Risk Management
14 15 (6.58%) Automated Testing
15 14 (6.14%) Unit Testing
15 14 (6.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.67%) Java
2 34 (14.91%) SQL
3 32 (14.04%) JavaScript
4 24 (10.53%) C#
5 18 (7.89%) PowerShell
6 15 (6.58%) VB
7 13 (5.70%) Ruby
8 10 (4.39%) Python
9 7 (3.07%) VB.NET
9 7 (3.07%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 6 (2.63%) PHP
11 5 (2.19%) C++
11 5 (2.19%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.32%) C
12 3 (1.32%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.88%) Perl
13 2 (0.88%) VBA
14 1 (0.44%) XQuery
14 1 (0.44%) VBScript
14 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (20.61%) ISTQB
2 41 (17.98%) Security Cleared
3 37 (16.23%) SC Cleared
4 34 (14.91%) ISEB
5 31 (13.60%) CISSP
6 29 (12.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 25 (10.96%) MCITP
8 22 (9.65%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (7.89%) DV Cleared
11 17 (7.46%) Degree
12 16 (7.02%) CISM
12 16 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (5.26%) CEH
13 12 (5.26%) CISA
14 11 (4.82%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (1.32%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (1.32%) CRISC
16 2 (0.88%) CHFI
16 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (16.23%) QA
2 24 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (6.14%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.44%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (2.63%) Nmap
1 6 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.88%) Firmware
3 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.44%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.44%) Snort
3 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (10.09%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.95%) Nessus
3 5 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.19%) Puppet
4 4 (1.75%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (1.32%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.88%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.88%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.88%) Nagios
6 2 (0.88%) Salt
7 1 (0.44%) nmon
7 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 38 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.23%) HP
3 33 (14.47%) Oracle
4 27 (11.84%) Cisco
5 9 (3.95%) McAfee
5 9 (3.95%) CheckPoint
6 8 (3.51%) IBM
7 7 (3.07%) SAP
7 7 (3.07%) TIBCO
8 6 (2.63%) Sophos
9 4 (1.75%) Sourcefire
10 3 (1.32%) IronPort
11 2 (0.88%) F5
11 2 (0.88%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.88%) Tripwire
11 2 (0.88%) Qualys
11 2 (0.88%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (0.88%) Murex
11 2 (0.88%) Sun
11 2 (0.88%) Cognizant
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £0
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 8 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Dixons Retail
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £120 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Suffolk
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago