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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 112 98 101
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 10 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.47% 0.93% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.23% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 7
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£388 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £334 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £55.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.87% +69.23%
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
1720 1541 1300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 81.21% 75.61% 74.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 899 742
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 73 90
Average hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 August 2015. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton - 4 £425 -
Gosport +4 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £288 -
Security Testing
South East

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 24 (72.73%) HP
2 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 23 (69.70%) UNIX
2 23 (69.70%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (69.70%) ISTQB
3 22 (66.67%) MCITP
3 22 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (66.67%) HTML
3 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 22 (66.67%) .NET
3 22 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 21 (63.64%) Linux
4 21 (63.64%) Cisco
5 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
5 20 (60.61%) JSP
5 20 (60.61%) MS Excel
5 20 (60.61%) PowerShell
6 19 (57.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 19 (57.58%) ISEB
7 17 (51.52%) Knowledge Management
8 14 (42.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (33.33%) Test Scripting
10 8 (24.24%) Project Management
11 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
11 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
13 3 (9.09%) TDD
13 3 (9.09%) CCNA
13 3 (9.09%) ITIL

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 20 (60.61%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) Wireless
1 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Selenium
1 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.06%) JMeter
2 2 (6.06%) NSubstitute
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) JUnit
3 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Test Specialist
2 6 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Tester
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Automation Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (66.67%) HTML
1 22 (66.67%) .NET
2 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
2 20 (60.61%) JSP
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) UNIX
2 21 (63.64%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Knowledge Management
2 11 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
6 3 (9.09%) TDD
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL
6 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.06%) Test Management
7 2 (6.06%) Service Management
7 2 (6.06%) CMMI
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.06%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Cyber Security
8 1 (3.03%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Test Planning
8 1 (3.03%) Resilience Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 20 (60.61%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (69.70%) Cisco Certification
1 23 (69.70%) ISTQB
2 22 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 22 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (66.67%) MCITP
2 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 19 (57.58%) ISEB
3 19 (57.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 14 (42.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
6 3 (9.09%) CCNA
7 1 (3.03%) MCSE
7 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) HP
2 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
3 21 (63.64%) Cisco