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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 478 460 514
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +54
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 117 159 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.38% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 115 71
Median daily rate £450 £390 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £379 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.89% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -
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
38173 41342 39811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.79% 81.45% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25638 27209 26333
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 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1236 1136
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.76% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -16 45 £450 +12.50% 14
South East +36 32 £450 -10.00% 11
North West -5 14 £425 +14.17% 5
Yorkshire +22 13 £275 - 8
North East -32 6 £313 -41.58% 1
West Midlands -18 4 £400 +17.64% 3
East of England +6 1 £575 +101.75% 1
South West -11 1 - -
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 120 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (33.82%) Java
3 79 (29.04%) Automated Testing
4 77 (28.31%) Selenium
5 74 (27.21%) Penetration Testing
6 71 (26.10%) Scrum
7 66 (24.26%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (23.90%) Performance Testing
9 64 (23.53%) Test Automation
10 58 (21.32%) QA
11 53 (19.49%) OWASP
12 51 (18.75%) Web Services
13 43 (15.81%) Open Source
13 43 (15.81%) Continuous Delivery
14 40 (14.71%) Unit Testing
14 40 (14.71%) Defect Management
15 39 (14.34%) Gherkin
16 38 (13.97%) BDD
16 38 (13.97%) SoapUI
17 37 (13.60%) Jenkins
17 37 (13.60%) Usability Testing
18 36 (13.24%) JIRA
18 36 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
18 36 (13.24%) CISSP
19 35 (12.87%) Python
19 35 (12.87%) Information Security
19 35 (12.87%) Software Engineering
20 34 (12.50%) RESTful
21 33 (12.13%) User Stories
21 33 (12.13%) API Testing

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 (6.99%) nginx
2 18 (6.62%) Confluence
3 11 (4.04%) CMS
4 7 (2.57%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.21%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.84%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.84%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.47%) Apache
7 4 (1.47%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.47%) Drupal
8 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.74%) JBoss
8 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.37%) IIS
9 1 (0.37%) SAS
9 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.10%) MS Office
2 3 (1.10%) MS Project
2 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.10%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.10%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.10%) PaaS
3 3 (1.10%) SaaS
4 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.74%) IaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.29%) Firewall
2 14 (5.15%) Internet
3 8 (2.94%) Network Security
4 5 (1.84%) HTTP
5 4 (1.47%) 2G
5 4 (1.47%) 3G
5 4 (1.47%) 4G
5 4 (1.47%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (1.47%) LTE
5 4 (1.47%) MVNO
5 4 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (1.47%) Wireless
6 3 (1.10%) FTP
6 3 (1.10%) VoLTE
7 2 (0.74%) IPsec
7 2 (0.74%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.74%) SMTP
7 2 (0.74%) SSH
8 1 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (4.78%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.57%) Big Data
4 7 (2.57%) MySQL
5 5 (1.84%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.84%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.74%) Impala
7 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.37%) DB2
7 1 (0.37%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 77 (28.31%) Selenium
2 38 (13.97%) SoapUI
3 37 (13.60%) Jenkins
4 36 (13.24%) JIRA
5 30 (11.03%) JMeter
6 19 (6.99%) CircleCI
6 19 (6.99%) Travis CI
7 18 (6.62%) JUnit
8 14 (5.15%) Visual Studio
9 13 (4.78%) Maven
9 13 (4.78%) WebDriver
10 12 (4.41%) Cucumber
11 9 (3.31%) Burp Suite
11 9 (3.31%) Git (software)
11 9 (3.31%) LoadRunner
12 7 (2.57%) Protractor
13 5 (1.84%) Ant
13 5 (1.84%) HP UFT
13 5 (1.84%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (11.40%) Finance
2 20 (7.35%) Legal
3 14 (5.15%) Retail
4 8 (2.94%) Banking
5 4 (1.47%) Back Office
6 3 (1.10%) Marketing
7 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (26.47%) Tester
2 36 (13.24%) Automation Tester
3 32 (11.76%) Analyst
3 32 (11.76%) Consultant
4 30 (11.03%) Architect
5 28 (10.29%) Developer
6 26 (9.56%) Security Engineer
7 25 (9.19%) Security Consultant
8 19 (6.99%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 19 (6.99%) Selenium Tester
9 17 (6.25%) Developer in Test
9 17 (6.25%) Test Engineer
10 15 (5.51%) Java Automation Tester
10 15 (5.51%) Security Architect
10 15 (5.51%) Test Manager
11 14 (5.15%) Security Analyst
12 13 (4.78%) Test Automation Developer
13 12 (4.41%) QA Engineer
14 11 (4.04%) Penetration Tester
14 11 (4.04%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (18.75%) Web Services
2 39 (14.34%) Gherkin
3 34 (12.50%) RESTful
4 23 (8.46%) .NET
5 15 (5.51%) XML
6 11 (4.04%) HTML
7 9 (3.31%) Spring
8 8 (2.94%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.94%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.57%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.57%) JSON
10 6 (2.21%) CSS
10 6 (2.21%) REST
11 5 (1.84%) Drools
12 4 (1.47%) Kafka
12 4 (1.47%) SOAP
13 3 (1.10%) Chai
13 3 (1.10%) SAML
14 2 (0.74%) DOM
14 2 (0.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.25%) Cryptography
3 13 (4.78%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.04%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.84%) PKI
6 5 (1.84%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.47%) CESG
7 4 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.10%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.10%) User Experience
9 2 (0.74%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.74%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.74%) SCADA
9 2 (0.74%) Statistics
9 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.40%) Linux
1 31 (11.40%) Windows
2 24 (8.82%) Unix
3 10 (3.68%) Android
3 10 (3.68%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.74%) Kali Linux
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (29.04%) Automated Testing
3 74 (27.21%) Penetration Testing
4 71 (26.10%) Scrum
5 66 (24.26%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (23.90%) Performance Testing
7 64 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 53 (19.49%) OWASP
9 43 (15.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 43 (15.81%) Open Source
10 40 (14.71%) Defect Management
10 40 (14.71%) Unit Testing
11 38 (13.97%) BDD
12 37 (13.60%) Usability Testing
13 35 (12.87%) Information Security
13 35 (12.87%) Software Engineering
14 33 (12.13%) API Testing
14 33 (12.13%) Exploratory Testing
14 33 (12.13%) User Stories
15 32 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 92 (33.82%) Java
2 35 (12.87%) Python
3 29 (10.66%) Groovy
3 29 (10.66%) Ruby
3 29 (10.66%) SQL
4 28 (10.29%) Scala
5 20 (7.35%) PHP
6 17 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 16 (5.88%) C#
8 9 (3.31%) C++
9 7 (2.57%) C
10 4 (1.47%) XPath
11 3 (1.10%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.74%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.74%) Perl
12 2 (0.74%) R
12 2 (0.74%) VBScript
12 2 (0.74%) XQuery
13 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (13.24%) CISSP
2 30 (11.03%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.35%) CEH
3 20 (7.35%) CREST Certified
4 15 (5.51%) CHECK Team Member
4 15 (5.51%) Degree
5 14 (5.15%) SC Cleared
6 13 (4.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (4.41%) ISEB
8 11 (4.04%) ISTQB
9 10 (3.68%) GIAC
9 10 (3.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (3.31%) SANS
11 7 (2.57%) CLAS
11 7 (2.57%) OSCP
12 6 (2.21%) CISM
13 5 (1.84%) GPEN
14 4 (1.47%) CEPT
14 4 (1.47%) CISA
14 4 (1.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (21.32%) QA
2 19 (6.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (5.88%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.74%) BS7799
5 2 (0.74%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (0.74%) RMADS
5 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.74%) SDET
5 2 (0.74%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) EFQM
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.10%) Docker
4 2 (0.74%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.57%) HP Fortify
1 7 (2.57%) Nessus
2 2 (0.74%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.74%) Puppet
3 1 (0.37%) Ambari
3 1 (0.37%) Ansible
3 1 (0.37%) collectd
3 1 (0.37%) Grafana
3 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.37%) Nmap
3 1 (0.37%) SCCM
3 1 (0.37%) SCOM
3 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.37%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (7.35%) HP
2 19 (6.99%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.62%) IBM
4 16 (5.88%) Atlassian
5 12 (4.41%) VMware
6 10 (3.68%) Cisco
7 9 (3.31%) Splunk
8 8 (2.94%) Palo Alto
9 6 (2.21%) AppSense
9 6 (2.21%) Brocade
9 6 (2.21%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.21%) Fortinet
9 6 (2.21%) LogRhythm
9 6 (2.21%) Qualys
10 5 (1.84%) Mercator
10 5 (1.84%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.47%) Oracle
12 3 (1.10%) Calypso
12 3 (1.10%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.10%) Temenos
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £380.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago