The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 371 363 394
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +31
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 42 52 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 19
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £320 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £585 £495
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
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18573 18510 19068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.23% 78.87% 78.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13213 12901 13213
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 224 260
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.10 £53.50 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the London region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 4 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
City of London -11 10 £500 +33.33% 5
Enfield - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 32 (35.96%) Software Testing
2 30 (33.71%) Information Assurance
3 27 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (28.09%) Automated Testing
4 25 (28.09%) Finance
4 25 (28.09%) C#
5 22 (24.72%) Selenium
6 21 (23.60%) BDD
7 20 (22.47%) Test Strategy
8 19 (21.35%) Test Automation
8 19 (21.35%) .NET
9 17 (19.10%) SpecFlow
10 15 (16.85%) WebDriver
10 15 (16.85%) QA
11 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
11 14 (15.73%) Regression Testing
12 13 (14.61%) Open Source
12 13 (14.61%) Load Testing
12 13 (14.61%) Cucumber
13 12 (13.48%) RESTful
13 12 (13.48%) Git (software)
13 12 (13.48%) DevOps
13 12 (13.48%) TDD
14 11 (12.36%) Software Engineering
14 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (12.36%) HP
14 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
15 10 (11.24%) Capybara
15 10 (11.24%) Karma Test Runner
15 10 (11.24%) Jasmine

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.62%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.12%) Node.js
4 1 (1.12%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.24%) HTTP
2 4 (4.49%) VLAN
2 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.49%) SAN
3 2 (2.25%) Internet
3 2 (2.25%) Network Security
4 1 (1.12%) Wireless Security
4 1 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) Wireless
4 1 (1.12%) IPsec
4 1 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.12%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.12%) Redis
2 1 (1.12%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (24.72%) Selenium
2 17 (19.10%) SpecFlow
3 15 (16.85%) WebDriver
4 13 (14.61%) Cucumber
5 12 (13.48%) Git (software)
6 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
7 10 (11.24%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (11.24%) Jasmine
7 10 (11.24%) Capybara
7 10 (11.24%) WATIR
8 8 (8.99%) SoapUI
8 8 (8.99%) HP UFT
9 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.37%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (2.25%) JUnit
11 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.25%) Subversion
11 2 (2.25%) Maven
General
1 25 (28.09%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Banking
2 8 (8.99%) Retail
3 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (17.98%) Tester
2 11 (12.36%) Architect
2 11 (12.36%) Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) Test Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Security Architect
5 6 (6.74%) Automation Tester
6 5 (5.62%) Release Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Security Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Software Tester
7 4 (4.49%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Senior Tester
8 3 (3.37%) Test Specialist
8 3 (3.37%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (2.25%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.25%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) .NET
2 12 (13.48%) RESTful
3 10 (11.24%) HTML
4 9 (10.11%) SOAP
5 5 (5.62%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.49%) XML
6 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.37%) JSP
7 3 (3.37%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.37%) Velocity
7 3 (3.37%) REST
8 2 (2.25%) JSON
9 1 (1.12%) Symfony
9 1 (1.12%) OAuth
9 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.12%) HTML5
9 1 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.12%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.12%) CSS
9 1 (1.12%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.62%) EPoS
3 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.37%) PKI
4 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.25%) User Experience
5 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Replication
6 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.12%) Derivative
6 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.12%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Windows
2 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.37%) UNIX
3 3 (3.37%) Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Android
4 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.96%) Software Testing
2 30 (33.71%) Information Assurance
3 27 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (28.09%) Automated Testing
5 21 (23.60%) BDD
6 20 (22.47%) Test Strategy
7 19 (21.35%) Test Automation
8 14 (15.73%) Regression Testing
9 13 (14.61%) Load Testing
9 13 (14.61%) Open Source
10 12 (13.48%) TDD
10 12 (13.48%) DevOps
11 11 (12.36%) Software Engineering
12 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (10.11%) Manual Testing
13 9 (10.11%) ITIL
14 8 (8.99%) Automation Testing
15 7 (7.87%) E-Commerce
15 7 (7.87%) Risk Management
15 7 (7.87%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.09%) C#
2 10 (11.24%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.99%) Java
4 7 (7.87%) SQL
5 6 (6.74%) Groovy
6 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.37%) Ruby
7 2 (2.25%) VBA
8 1 (1.12%) Python
8 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.12%) PHP
8 1 (1.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.99%) MCSE
3 7 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (6.74%) MCSA
4 6 (6.74%) ISEB
5 5 (5.62%) MCITP
5 5 (5.62%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.49%) CCNA
7 3 (3.37%) Degree
7 3 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (2.25%) CISSP
9 1 (1.12%) PMP
9 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.12%) CISA
9 1 (1.12%) CISM
9 1 (1.12%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.85%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.25%) COBIT
3 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) vSphere
2 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) Varnish
3 1 (1.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.12%) Puppet
1 1 (1.12%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.36%) HP
3 7 (7.87%) Cisco
3 7 (7.87%) VMware
4 5 (5.62%) Citrix
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle
5 2 (2.25%) Facebook
6 1 (1.12%) Twitter
6 1 (1.12%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) CA
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