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 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 118 96 106
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 7 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.31% 0.97% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.31% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 3
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£388 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £327 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.83% +12.91%
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
1784 1522 1350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.71% 73.92% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 907 810
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 75 81
Average hourly rate £26.09 £37.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.42% +62.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 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 -1 2 £425 +77.08%
Gosport -2 1 - -
Security Testing
South East

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 19 (73.08%) HTML
1 19 (73.08%) JavaScript
1 19 (73.08%) .NET
1 19 (73.08%) UNIX
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
1 19 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (73.08%) HP
1 19 (73.08%) ISTQB
2 18 (69.23%) MCITP
2 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (69.23%) SC Cleared
2 18 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (65.38%) Cisco
3 17 (65.38%) Linux
3 17 (65.38%) MS Excel
3 17 (65.38%) ASP.NET
3 17 (65.38%) JSP
3 17 (65.38%) PowerShell
4 16 (61.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 15 (57.69%) ISEB
6 14 (53.85%) Knowledge Management
7 10 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
9 7 (26.92%) Project Management
10 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
11 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
12 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
12 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (11.54%) CCNA
13 2 (7.69%) ITIL

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 17 (65.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JMeter
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
1 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
1 2 (7.69%) NSubstitute
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Test Specialist
2 6 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) HTML
1 19 (73.08%) .NET
2 17 (65.38%) ASP.NET
2 17 (65.38%) JSP
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) UNIX
2 17 (65.38%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Knowledge Management
2 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 7 (26.92%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Test Management
6 2 (7.69%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) CMMI
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Scalability Testing
7 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) JavaScript
2 17 (65.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (73.08%) ISTQB
2 18 (69.23%) SC Cleared
2 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (69.23%) MCITP
3 16 (61.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 15 (57.69%) ISEB
5 10 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) CCNA
8 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
1 19 (73.08%) HP
2 17 (65.38%) Cisco