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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 474 490 482
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 147 149 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.36% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 93 79
Median daily rate £500 £406 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £291 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £60.74 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.87%
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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
41353 41436 38956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.13% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27578 27436 24583
Median daily rate £450 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1087 1133
Median hourly rate £28.75 £27.78 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.49% +11.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +43 90 £525 +10.52% 11
South East -11 31 £450 +12.50% 3
West Midlands -21 9 £525 +82.60% 1
East of England +18 7 £413 -21.42% 2
North West -9 5 £425 -0.35% 3
North East -37 2 £410 +22.38%
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -5 1 £475 +14.45% 5
South West -7 1 £280 -19.07% 5
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 109 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.28%) Finance
3 64 (20.98%) Penetration Testing
4 57 (18.69%) Java
5 55 (18.03%) Information Security
6 49 (16.07%) CISSP
7 46 (15.08%) Information Assurance
8 45 (14.75%) Software Testing
9 44 (14.43%) Linux
10 42 (13.77%) ISEB
10 42 (13.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 40 (13.11%) Test Scripting
11 40 (13.11%) SQL
12 39 (12.79%) ISTQB
13 37 (12.13%) Security Cleared
13 37 (12.13%) Banking
14 35 (11.48%) Performance Testing
15 34 (11.15%) OWASP
15 34 (11.15%) Risk Management
15 34 (11.15%) Unix
16 32 (10.49%) Windows
16 32 (10.49%) HP
16 32 (10.49%) Automated Testing
16 32 (10.49%) Cybersecurity
16 32 (10.49%) System Integration Testing
17 31 (10.16%) Non-Functional Testing
17 31 (10.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 31 (10.16%) Microsoft
17 31 (10.16%) JavaScript
18 30 (9.84%) QA

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 5 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.31%) Confluence
3 3 (0.98%) CMS
4 2 (0.66%) Apache
4 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.66%) IIS
4 2 (0.66%) JBoss
4 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.66%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS Project
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Magento
2 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.97%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.66%) IaaS
4 2 (0.66%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.54%) Firewall
2 11 (3.61%) Internet
3 8 (2.62%) VPN
3 8 (2.62%) Wireless
4 7 (2.30%) DNS
4 7 (2.30%) Network Security
5 5 (1.64%) IPsec
5 5 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.31%) 802.15
6 4 (1.31%) HTTP
6 4 (1.31%) IPv6
6 4 (1.31%) Kerberos
6 4 (1.31%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.98%) DHCP
7 3 (0.98%) FTP
7 3 (0.98%) LDAP
7 3 (0.98%) SMTP
7 3 (0.98%) SSH
8 2 (0.66%) DMZ
8 2 (0.66%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.62%) Data Mining
2 7 (2.30%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.64%) DB2
3 5 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.66%) Big Data
4 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.66%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.33%) MySQL
5 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (9.18%) Selenium
2 19 (6.23%) JIRA
3 17 (5.57%) Cucumber
4 14 (4.59%) JMeter
5 12 (3.93%) SoapUI
6 11 (3.61%) WebDriver
7 10 (3.28%) AppScan
7 10 (3.28%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.95%) Protractor
9 7 (2.30%) Metasploit
10 6 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.64%) Burp Suite
11 5 (1.64%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.64%) LoadRunner
11 5 (1.64%) Maven
12 4 (1.31%) Ant
12 4 (1.31%) Gradle
12 4 (1.31%) HP UFT
13 3 (0.98%) Appium
13 3 (0.98%) Gatling
General
1 71 (23.28%) Finance
2 37 (12.13%) Banking
3 21 (6.89%) Retail
4 14 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.61%) Legal
6 7 (2.30%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.97%) Front Office
8 2 (0.66%) Advertising
8 2 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Games
8 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (21.64%) Analyst
2 43 (14.10%) Test Analyst
2 43 (14.10%) Tester
3 34 (11.15%) Consultant
4 31 (10.16%) Security Consultant
5 29 (9.51%) Test Manager
6 27 (8.85%) Architect
7 26 (8.52%) Security Engineer
8 21 (6.89%) Developer
8 21 (6.89%) Penetration Tester
9 14 (4.59%) Security Architect
9 14 (4.59%) Security Specialist
10 12 (3.93%) Business Analyst
10 12 (3.93%) Programme Manager
10 12 (3.93%) Security Analyst
11 11 (3.61%) Programme Test Manager
11 11 (3.61%) Security Manager
11 11 (3.61%) Security Tester
11 11 (3.61%) Test Programme Manager
12 10 (3.28%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.54%) .NET
2 18 (5.90%) XML
3 17 (5.57%) Web Services
4 14 (4.59%) HTML
5 13 (4.26%) RESTful
6 10 (3.28%) SOAP
7 9 (2.95%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.64%) Middleware
8 5 (1.64%) REST
8 5 (1.64%) XML Messaging
9 4 (1.31%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.31%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.31%) Gherkin
9 4 (1.31%) J2EE
10 3 (0.98%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.98%) CSS
10 3 (0.98%) DOM
10 3 (0.98%) JSON
10 3 (0.98%) Kafka
11 2 (0.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.52%) Management Information System
2 23 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.23%) User Experience
4 13 (4.26%) Cryptography
5 12 (3.93%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.61%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.28%) Client/Server
7 10 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.95%) CESG
9 7 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (1.64%) Smart Meter
12 4 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.31%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.31%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.31%) Smartcard
13 3 (0.98%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.98%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.43%) Linux
2 34 (11.15%) Unix
3 32 (10.49%) Windows
4 14 (4.59%) Android
5 13 (4.26%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.64%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.66%) AIX
8 2 (0.66%) Solaris
8 2 (0.66%) zOS
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) VMS
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (20.98%) Penetration Testing
3 55 (18.03%) Information Security
4 46 (15.08%) Information Assurance
5 45 (14.75%) Software Testing
6 42 (13.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 40 (13.11%) Test Scripting
8 35 (11.48%) Performance Testing
9 34 (11.15%) OWASP
9 34 (11.15%) Risk Management
10 32 (10.49%) Automated Testing
10 32 (10.49%) Cybersecurity
10 32 (10.49%) System Integration Testing
11 31 (10.16%) Non-Functional Testing
12 30 (9.84%) BDD
12 30 (9.84%) Open Source
13 29 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (9.51%) Ethical Hacking
14 28 (9.18%) Security Architecture
15 27 (8.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 57 (18.69%) Java
2 40 (13.11%) SQL
3 31 (10.16%) JavaScript
4 20 (6.56%) Python
5 18 (5.90%) Ruby
6 16 (5.25%) C#
7 13 (4.26%) C++
8 12 (3.93%) C
9 11 (3.61%) Perl
9 11 (3.61%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.62%) Scala
11 7 (2.30%) VBScript
12 5 (1.64%) PHP
12 5 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.98%) COBOL
13 3 (0.98%) Groovy
13 3 (0.98%) XPath
14 2 (0.66%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (16.07%) CISSP
2 42 (13.77%) ISEB
3 39 (12.79%) ISTQB
4 37 (12.13%) Security Cleared
5 30 (9.84%) SC Cleared
6 29 (9.51%) CEH
6 29 (9.51%) Degree
7 27 (8.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (6.23%) CISM
8 19 (6.23%) CREST Certified
9 12 (3.93%) PMP
10 11 (3.61%) CISA
11 9 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (2.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (2.95%) MCITP
11 9 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (2.30%) GIAC
13 6 (1.97%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (1.64%) CRISC
14 5 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (9.84%) QA
3 18 (5.90%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.97%) Basel II
4 6 (1.97%) COBIT
4 6 (1.97%) COREP
4 6 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.64%) RMADS
6 4 (1.31%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (1.31%) ISO27005
7 3 (0.98%) Basel III
7 3 (0.98%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.98%) FINREP
7 3 (0.98%) SDET
8 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.66%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.33%) ISO27002
System Software
1 10 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.64%) Docker
2 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.98%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.66%) vSphere
5 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.97%) HP Fortify
3 5 (1.64%) WebInspect
4 4 (1.31%) Nessus
4 4 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.31%) Puppet
5 3 (0.98%) SCCM
6 2 (0.66%) Ansible
6 2 (0.66%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.66%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.66%) Nagios
6 2 (0.66%) Nmap
6 2 (0.66%) SELinux
7 1 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.33%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (10.49%) HP
2 31 (10.16%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.23%) IBM
4 17 (5.57%) Oracle
5 15 (4.92%) Cisco
6 9 (2.95%) VMware
7 8 (2.62%) SAP
8 7 (2.30%) Citrix
8 7 (2.30%) Qualys
8 7 (2.30%) Veracode
9 5 (1.64%) Akamai
9 5 (1.64%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.64%) Mercator
9 5 (1.64%) Sybase
10 4 (1.31%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.31%) Sun
11 3 (0.98%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.66%) ATG
12 2 (0.66%) CA
12 2 (0.66%) Sophos
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