The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 115 100 101
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 9 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.41% 0.062% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.086% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
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£330 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00
Security Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1606 1158 1331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 73.64% 71.44% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 718 712
Average daily rate £360 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 57 86
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.85 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 31 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton - 1 £240 -
Basingstoke - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Security Testing
South East

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 23 (82.14%) ISTQB
1 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
2 22 (78.57%) MCITP
3 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
4 19 (67.86%) UNIX
4 19 (67.86%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (64.29%) Cisco
5 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
6 17 (60.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 16 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (57.14%) Linux
8 15 (53.57%) HP
8 15 (53.57%) PowerShell
9 12 (42.86%) MS Excel
10 11 (39.29%) .NET
10 11 (39.29%) HTML
10 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
10 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET
10 11 (39.29%) JSP
10 11 (39.29%) DV Cleared
11 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
12 8 (28.57%) QA
12 8 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
13 6 (21.43%) Project Management
13 6 (21.43%) VB
13 6 (21.43%) ISEB
13 6 (21.43%) C#
14 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (10.71%) Billing
15 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.57%) tcpdump
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) SMTP
2 1 (3.57%) FTP
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.57%) JMeter
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (10.71%) Billing
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Test Specialist
2 5 (17.86%) Security Specialist
2 5 (17.86%) Test Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Test Leader
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Project Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Test Project Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Project Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) HTML
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
1 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET
1 11 (39.29%) JSP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) UNIX
2 16 (57.14%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 8 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
3 6 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Revenue Management
4 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
4 3 (10.71%) Coaching
5 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (3.57%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) BDD
6 1 (3.57%) SIEM
6 1 (3.57%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Information Assurance
6 1 (3.57%) Validation
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) PowerShell
2 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) VB
3 6 (21.43%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) VBA
5 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) ISTQB
1 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
2 22 (78.57%) MCITP
3 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
4 19 (67.86%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (60.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 16 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (39.29%) DV Cleared
8 6 (21.43%) ISEB
9 2 (7.14%) MCSE
9 2 (7.14%) CCNA
10 1 (3.57%) GIAC
10 1 (3.57%) CEH
10 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) WebInspect
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (53.57%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire