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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
UK / England
Rank 442 472 479
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 126 139 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.35% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 81 75
Median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £280 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
34667 39570 37387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.87% 82.95% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23141 26236 24040
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 881 1083 1008
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £56.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +26 54 £500 +25.00% 18
South East +19 40 £445 +3.48% 11
North West +12 11 £600 +50.00% 1
North East -8 7 £331 - 1
West Midlands +5 4 £475 +74.31% 1
Midlands +4 3 - -
Yorkshire +9 2 £325 -27.77% 3
South West +7 2 £315 -18.44% 3
East of England +1 2 - -
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 105 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (35.60%) Java
3 82 (32.80%) Selenium
4 74 (29.60%) Scrum
5 71 (28.40%) Performance Testing
6 64 (25.60%) Test Automation
7 63 (25.20%) Automated Testing
8 55 (22.00%) QA
9 53 (21.20%) BDD
10 49 (19.60%) Security Cleared
11 48 (19.20%) Gherkin
12 46 (18.40%) Unit Testing
13 43 (17.20%) Usability Testing
13 43 (17.20%) Defect Management
14 42 (16.80%) Risk Management
14 42 (16.80%) Penetration Testing
14 42 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (16.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 41 (16.40%) User Stories
15 41 (16.40%) Software Engineering
16 40 (16.00%) SoapUI
17 39 (15.60%) Windows
18 38 (15.20%) Groovy
19 37 (14.80%) JIRA
20 36 (14.40%) Kanban
21 35 (14.00%) API Testing
21 35 (14.00%) Firewall
22 34 (13.60%) Unix
23 33 (13.20%) Web Services
23 33 (13.20%) Continuous Delivery

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 17 (6.80%) Confluence
2 15 (6.00%) CMS
3 11 (4.40%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.60%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.60%) Drupal
6 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.40%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) JBoss
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.40%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (4.40%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.20%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.60%) MS Office
3 4 (1.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.20%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.20%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.20%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.40%) PaaS
4 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.80%) IaaS
4 2 (0.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.00%) Firewall
2 12 (4.80%) HTTP
3 11 (4.40%) Network Security
3 11 (4.40%) VPN
4 10 (4.00%) Internet
5 8 (3.20%) 2G
5 8 (3.20%) 3G
5 8 (3.20%) 4G
5 8 (3.20%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (3.20%) Kerberos
5 8 (3.20%) LTE
5 8 (3.20%) MVNO
5 8 (3.20%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (2.80%) VoLTE
7 5 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (2.00%) LDAP
8 4 (1.60%) DHCP
8 4 (1.60%) DNS
8 4 (1.60%) Intranet
9 3 (1.20%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.20%) Hadoop
1 8 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.00%) Big Data
3 4 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.20%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.80%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.80%) Impala
5 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.80%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
6 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (32.80%) Selenium
2 40 (16.00%) SoapUI
3 37 (14.80%) JIRA
4 26 (10.40%) JMeter
5 21 (8.40%) Jenkins
6 19 (7.60%) Cucumber
7 17 (6.80%) WebDriver
8 13 (5.20%) Maven
9 11 (4.40%) Ant
9 11 (4.40%) Apache Ivy
9 11 (4.40%) Bitbucket
9 11 (4.40%) eggPlant
9 11 (4.40%) Gradle
9 11 (4.40%) JUnit
9 11 (4.40%) Visual Studio
10 8 (3.20%) LoadRunner
11 7 (2.80%) Burp Suite
12 6 (2.40%) Git (software)
13 5 (2.00%) HP UFT
13 5 (2.00%) Robot Framework
General
1 27 (10.80%) Finance
2 11 (4.40%) Retail
3 10 (4.00%) Banking
4 9 (3.60%) Legal
5 4 (1.60%) Marketing
6 3 (1.20%) Back Office
7 2 (0.80%) Advertising
7 2 (0.80%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) Law
7 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (24.80%) Tester
2 43 (17.20%) Analyst
3 35 (14.00%) Architect
4 31 (12.40%) Automation Tester
5 29 (11.60%) Developer
6 27 (10.80%) Security Architect
7 25 (10.00%) Security Analyst
8 24 (9.60%) Consultant
9 20 (8.00%) Developer in Test
10 18 (7.20%) Security Consultant
10 18 (7.20%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 18 (7.20%) Selenium Tester
10 18 (7.20%) Test Engineer
11 16 (6.40%) Java Automation Tester
12 15 (6.00%) Penetration Tester
13 14 (5.60%) Test Analyst
14 13 (5.20%) IT Analyst
15 12 (4.80%) IT Security Analyst
15 12 (4.80%) QA Engineer
16 11 (4.40%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.20%) Gherkin
2 33 (13.20%) RESTful
2 33 (13.20%) Web Services
3 16 (6.40%) .NET
4 15 (6.00%) XML
5 12 (4.80%) REST
6 11 (4.40%) JSON
7 8 (3.20%) HTML
8 7 (2.80%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.40%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.40%) SAML
10 5 (2.00%) Spring
11 4 (1.60%) CSS
11 4 (1.60%) OAuth
11 4 (1.60%) SOAP
12 3 (1.20%) Chai
13 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.80%) Kafka
14 1 (0.40%) Java EE
14 1 (0.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.60%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.20%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.20%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.00%) CESG
6 4 (1.60%) Replication
7 3 (1.20%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.20%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) SCADA
9 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.40%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) BYOD
9 1 (0.40%) Fintech
9 1 (0.40%) FMCG
9 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.60%) Windows
2 34 (13.60%) Unix
3 6 (2.40%) Linux
3 6 (2.40%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (29.60%) Scrum
3 71 (28.40%) Performance Testing
4 64 (25.60%) Test Automation
5 63 (25.20%) Automated Testing
6 53 (21.20%) BDD
7 46 (18.40%) Unit Testing
8 43 (17.20%) Defect Management
8 43 (17.20%) Usability Testing
9 42 (16.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 42 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (16.80%) Penetration Testing
9 42 (16.80%) Risk Management
10 41 (16.40%) Software Engineering
10 41 (16.40%) User Stories
11 36 (14.40%) Kanban
12 35 (14.00%) API Testing
13 33 (13.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 31 (12.40%) Manual Testing
14 31 (12.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 89 (35.60%) Java
2 38 (15.20%) Groovy
3 32 (12.80%) Scala
4 23 (9.20%) Python
5 18 (7.20%) SQL
6 14 (5.60%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.60%) Ruby
7 13 (5.20%) C++
8 8 (3.20%) C#
9 5 (2.00%) C
10 2 (0.80%) Perl
10 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.80%) R
10 2 (0.80%) VBScript
10 2 (0.80%) XPath
10 2 (0.80%) XQuery
11 1 (0.40%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (19.60%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.40%) SC Cleared
3 29 (11.60%) OSCP
4 27 (10.80%) CREST Certified
5 25 (10.00%) CISSP
5 25 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 23 (9.20%) CEH
7 18 (7.20%) Degree
8 12 (4.80%) CISM
9 11 (4.40%) ISTQB
10 10 (4.00%) ISEB
10 10 (4.00%) SANS
11 8 (3.20%) CLAS
12 7 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (2.80%) GIAC
13 6 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (1.60%) CISA
14 4 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (0.80%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (22.00%) QA
2 19 (7.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (5.60%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.00%) RMADS
4 5 (2.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 2 (0.80%) BS7799
5 2 (0.80%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.40%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.40%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.40%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.80%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.40%) HP Fortify
1 6 (2.40%) Nessus
2 5 (2.00%) Ambari
2 5 (2.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (1.60%) Nagios
4 3 (1.20%) collectd
4 3 (1.20%) Grafana
4 3 (1.20%) HAProxy
4 3 (1.20%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.20%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.40%) Ansible
6 1 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.40%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.40%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (7.60%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.20%) Atlassian
3 17 (6.80%) HP
4 13 (5.20%) Splunk
5 11 (4.40%) Sitecore
6 8 (3.20%) Cisco
6 8 (3.20%) VMware
7 7 (2.80%) LogRhythm
7 7 (2.80%) Palo Alto
8 6 (2.40%) AppSense
8 6 (2.40%) Brocade
8 6 (2.40%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.40%) Fortinet
9 5 (2.00%) Google
10 4 (1.60%) IBM
11 3 (1.20%) Calypso
11 3 (1.20%) Guidewire
11 3 (1.20%) Temenos
12 2 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.80%) Qualys
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