The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.21% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
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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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
372 312 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 77.34% 69.03% 65.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 161 158
Average daily rate £400 £394 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 54
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.90 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the Essex region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) CSSLP
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (25.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) WebInspect
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) QADirector
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QADirector
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Application Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CISM
1 1 (25.00%) CEH
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) CSSLP
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Progress
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Dell