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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 337 386 379
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -7
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 66 31 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.13% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.17% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 22 6
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£438 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £325 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £548 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
17625 18479 15938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12904 12836 10936
Average daily rate £450 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 232 316
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -5.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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 +10 13 £360 -10.00% 4
Sidcup - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 57 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.05%) Java
3 38 (32.20%) Selenium
4 31 (26.27%) QA
5 27 (22.88%) Test Strategy
6 24 (20.34%) .NET
6 24 (20.34%) Test Scripting
7 21 (17.80%) WebDriver
7 21 (17.80%) SQL
7 21 (17.80%) Cucumber
8 20 (16.95%) BDD
8 20 (16.95%) Automation Testing
8 20 (16.95%) JavaScript
8 20 (16.95%) Test Automation
8 20 (16.95%) Test Management
8 20 (16.95%) Automated Testing
9 18 (15.25%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
9 18 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (15.25%) C#
10 17 (14.41%) SOAP
10 17 (14.41%) Web Services
10 17 (14.41%) Scrum
11 16 (13.56%) UNIX
11 16 (13.56%) Linux
11 16 (13.56%) HTML
11 16 (13.56%) Manual Testing
11 16 (13.56%) SC Cleared
12 15 (12.71%) HP
12 15 (12.71%) Finance

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (4.24%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.54%) IIS
2 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.69%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.69%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.69%) Node.js
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.85%) MS Project
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.78%) HTTPS
2 6 (5.08%) Wireshark
3 5 (4.24%) SSL
3 5 (4.24%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.39%) Firewall
4 4 (3.39%) Network Security
4 4 (3.39%) HTTP
5 3 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.54%) DNS
6 2 (1.69%) FTP
6 2 (1.69%) Wireless
6 2 (1.69%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.85%) PABX
7 1 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.54%) Big Data
4 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.85%) Voldemort
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (32.20%) Selenium
2 21 (17.80%) WebDriver
2 21 (17.80%) Cucumber
3 14 (11.86%) JIRA
4 13 (11.02%) JMeter
5 10 (8.47%) LoadRunner
5 10 (8.47%) SoapUI
5 10 (8.47%) Git (software)
6 9 (7.63%) Capybara
6 9 (7.63%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.63%) JUnit
7 8 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (5.93%) TeamCity
8 7 (5.93%) Calabash
8 7 (5.93%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (5.93%) NUnit
9 6 (5.08%) JBehave
10 5 (4.24%) SpecFlow
10 5 (4.24%) Jasmine
10 5 (4.24%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 15 (12.71%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (22.03%) Analyst
2 21 (17.80%) Test Analyst
3 20 (16.95%) Tester
4 15 (12.71%) Test Leader
5 11 (9.32%) Test Manager
5 11 (9.32%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Automation Analyst
7 8 (6.78%) Automation Tester
7 8 (6.78%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (6.78%) Security Architect
8 7 (5.93%) Security Analyst
8 7 (5.93%) Developer
9 4 (3.39%) QA Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.39%) Head of Testing
9 4 (3.39%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.54%) Programme Test Manager
10 3 (2.54%) QA Engineer
10 3 (2.54%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.34%) .NET
2 17 (14.41%) SOAP
2 17 (14.41%) Web Services
3 16 (13.56%) HTML
4 14 (11.86%) JSP
4 14 (11.86%) XML
4 14 (11.86%) REST
5 12 (10.17%) ASP.NET
6 11 (9.32%) JSON
7 6 (5.08%) RESTful
8 4 (3.39%) Middleware
9 3 (2.54%) WCF
9 3 (2.54%) Spring
9 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.54%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.69%) SAML
10 2 (1.69%) XACML
10 2 (1.69%) OpenID
10 2 (1.69%) Spring Security
10 2 (1.69%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.02%) Open Source
1 13 (11.02%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.39%) CESG
3 4 (3.39%) GIS
3 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.54%) PKI
4 3 (2.54%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.54%) iPhone
4 3 (2.54%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.54%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.54%) iPad
5 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.69%) AS400
5 2 (1.69%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.85%) iSeries
6 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.56%) Linux
1 16 (13.56%) UNIX
2 14 (11.86%) Windows
3 13 (11.02%) Apple iOS
4 7 (5.93%) Android
5 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.24%) Windows 2000
5 5 (4.24%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) zOS
6 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.88%) Test Strategy
3 24 (20.34%) Test Scripting
4 20 (16.95%) Test Management
4 20 (16.95%) Test Automation
4 20 (16.95%) Automated Testing
4 20 (16.95%) Automation Testing
4 20 (16.95%) BDD
5 18 (15.25%) Penetration Testing
5 18 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (14.41%) Scrum
7 16 (13.56%) Manual Testing
8 15 (12.71%) Risk Management
9 13 (11.02%) Software Testing
10 12 (10.17%) Knowledge Management
10 12 (10.17%) TDD
11 11 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.47%) User Stories
12 10 (8.47%) Performance Testing
12 10 (8.47%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.05%) Java
2 21 (17.80%) SQL
3 20 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 18 (15.25%) C#
5 12 (10.17%) Ruby
6 10 (8.47%) Python
6 10 (8.47%) Groovy
7 6 (5.08%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.39%) C++
8 4 (3.39%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.39%) C
9 1 (0.85%) VBA
9 1 (0.85%) Perl
9 1 (0.85%) PHP
9 1 (0.85%) F#
9 1 (0.85%) Scala
9 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.85%) XQuery
9 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.85%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.56%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.86%) ISTQB
4 11 (9.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (8.47%) ISEB
6 9 (7.63%) Degree
7 7 (5.93%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (5.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (5.93%) MCITP
8 5 (4.24%) CISSP
9 4 (3.39%) CEH
10 3 (2.54%) CISA
11 2 (1.69%) CISM
11 2 (1.69%) OSCP
12 1 (0.85%) OSCE
12 1 (0.85%) GWAPT
12 1 (0.85%) GPEN
12 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (26.27%) QA
2 10 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.24%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.69%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.69%) COBIT
5 1 (0.85%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 6 (5.08%) Nmap
2 4 (3.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (9.32%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.93%) Nessus
3 1 (0.85%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (12.71%) HP
2 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.17%) Oracle
4 8 (6.78%) Cisco
5 3 (2.54%) Murex
6 2 (1.69%) IBM
7 1 (0.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) Actimize
7 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.85%) Akamai
7 1 (0.85%) F5
7 1 (0.85%) Nimsoft
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