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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 355 356 382
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +26
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 51 53 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 29
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£475 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £618 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.99 £37.49 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+41.34% +15.35%
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
18117 18347 18439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.73% 78.94% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12887 12957 12735
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
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 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 231 284
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.92 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -2 14 £500 +42.85% 8
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 31 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 26 (28.57%) Finance
4 25 (27.47%) BDD
5 24 (26.37%) Information Assurance
5 24 (26.37%) C#
6 23 (25.27%) Automated Testing
7 22 (24.18%) Selenium
8 21 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 21 (23.08%) .NET
9 18 (19.78%) Test Strategy
10 17 (18.68%) SpecFlow
11 16 (17.58%) WebDriver
11 16 (17.58%) QA
12 15 (16.48%) RESTful
12 15 (16.48%) Cucumber
12 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
13 14 (15.38%) Regression Testing
14 13 (14.29%) Load Testing
15 12 (13.19%) Open Source
15 12 (13.19%) HTML
16 11 (12.09%) Java
16 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
16 11 (12.09%) SOAP
16 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (12.09%) HTTP
16 11 (12.09%) Risk Management
16 11 (12.09%) TDD
16 11 (12.09%) Git (software)
16 11 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 2 (2.20%) IIS
1 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.10%) Node.js
2 1 (1.10%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) HTTP
2 4 (4.40%) Internet
2 4 (4.40%) Wireless
3 2 (2.20%) VLAN
3 2 (2.20%) Network Security
3 2 (2.20%) Wireless Security
3 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.20%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.20%) SSL
3 2 (2.20%) SAN
4 1 (1.10%) Firewall
4 1 (1.10%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) MySQL
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.10%) Redis
1 1 (1.10%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (24.18%) Selenium
2 17 (18.68%) SpecFlow
3 16 (17.58%) WebDriver
4 15 (16.48%) Cucumber
5 11 (12.09%) Git (software)
6 10 (10.99%) Capybara
6 10 (10.99%) Jenkins
7 9 (9.89%) Karma Test Runner
7 9 (9.89%) Jasmine
7 9 (9.89%) WATIR
7 9 (9.89%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.59%) HP UFT
9 4 (4.40%) LoadRunner
9 4 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (2.20%) JBehave
11 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.20%) JMeter
11 2 (2.20%) Subversion
General
1 26 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Retail
3 7 (7.69%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Tester
2 10 (10.99%) Analyst
3 8 (8.79%) Architect
3 8 (8.79%) Test Analyst
3 8 (8.79%) Security Manager
4 7 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 6 (6.59%) Developer
5 6 (6.59%) Software Tester
6 5 (5.49%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Release Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Test Specialist
8 3 (3.30%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Tester
8 3 (3.30%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Penetration Tester
8 3 (3.30%) QA Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (2.20%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.08%) .NET
2 15 (16.48%) RESTful
3 12 (13.19%) HTML
4 11 (12.09%) SOAP
5 9 (9.89%) XML
6 7 (7.69%) JSON
7 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET
8 5 (5.49%) JSP
8 5 (5.49%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.49%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.30%) Velocity
10 2 (2.20%) REST
11 1 (1.10%) CSS3
11 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (1.10%) Backbone.js
11 1 (1.10%) Gherkin
11 1 (1.10%) Sass
11 1 (1.10%) Drush
11 1 (1.10%) Web Services
11 1 (1.10%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.49%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.49%) EPoS
3 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.20%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.10%) User Experience
5 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.10%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.10%) Derivative
5 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.40%) UNIX
1 4 (4.40%) Windows
1 4 (4.40%) Linux
2 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 25 (27.47%) BDD
4 24 (26.37%) Information Assurance
5 23 (25.27%) Automated Testing
6 21 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 18 (19.78%) Test Strategy
8 14 (15.38%) Regression Testing
9 13 (14.29%) Load Testing
10 12 (13.19%) Open Source
11 11 (12.09%) DevOps
11 11 (12.09%) Risk Management
11 11 (12.09%) TDD
11 11 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (10.99%) Software Engineering
13 9 (9.89%) Information Security
13 9 (9.89%) E-Commerce
14 8 (8.79%) Performance Testing
15 7 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
15 7 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.37%) C#
2 11 (12.09%) Java
2 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.89%) SQL
4 7 (7.69%) Groovy
5 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.30%) Ruby
7 2 (2.20%) C
7 2 (2.20%) VBA
7 2 (2.20%) Python
7 2 (2.20%) C++
8 1 (1.10%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.10%) Go
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (7.69%) MCITP
2 7 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.59%) MCSE
3 6 (6.59%) ISEB
4 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (4.40%) MCSA
6 3 (3.30%) Degree
7 2 (2.20%) CCNA
8 1 (1.10%) CISSP
8 1 (1.10%) CISA
8 1 (1.10%) CISM
8 1 (1.10%) CEH
8 1 (1.10%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.58%) QA
2 7 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.20%) COBIT
3 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) vSphere
2 1 (1.10%) Varnish
2 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
2 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.10%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.99%) HP
3 7 (7.69%) Cisco
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle
5 4 (4.40%) VMware
6 2 (2.20%) Citrix
6 2 (2.20%) Facebook
7 1 (1.10%) Twitter
7 1 (1.10%) CA
7 1 (1.10%) Google
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