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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 363 376 364
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 45 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 31
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£425 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £620 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.49 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -0.02%
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
17438 18453 16994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.30% 78.06% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12215 13061 11828
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 225 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 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 24 April 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 +3 3 £450 +71.42% 9
Sidcup - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.28%) Selenium
3 26 (26.26%) BDD
3 26 (26.26%) Java
4 25 (25.25%) .NET
4 25 (25.25%) QA
5 24 (24.24%) Automated Testing
6 22 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 20 (20.20%) Test Automation
7 20 (20.20%) C#
7 20 (20.20%) Finance
7 20 (20.20%) Risk Management
8 19 (19.19%) WebDriver
9 18 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 18 (18.18%) Manual Testing
9 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 18 (18.18%) SQL
10 17 (17.17%) SOAP
10 17 (17.17%) XML
10 17 (17.17%) Test Management
11 16 (16.16%) Cucumber
11 16 (16.16%) HTML
12 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
12 15 (15.15%) Test Scripting
13 14 (14.14%) JSON
13 14 (14.14%) HP
13 14 (14.14%) Scrum
14 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
14 13 (13.13%) SpecFlow
15 12 (12.12%) SoapUI

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.05%) IIS
2 2 (2.02%) Node.js
3 1 (1.01%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.01%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) HTTP
2 5 (5.05%) HTTPS
3 4 (4.04%) Internet
3 4 (4.04%) Wireless
4 2 (2.02%) SSL
4 2 (2.02%) Wireless Security
5 1 (1.01%) Network Security
5 1 (1.01%) Firewall
5 1 (1.01%) FTP
5 1 (1.01%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.01%) Voldemort
2 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (28.28%) Selenium
2 19 (19.19%) WebDriver
3 16 (16.16%) Cucumber
4 13 (13.13%) SpecFlow
5 12 (12.12%) SoapUI
6 8 (8.08%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (8.08%) LoadRunner
7 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
8 6 (6.06%) JBehave
8 6 (6.06%) Capybara
9 5 (5.05%) Jenkins
9 5 (5.05%) Fiddler
9 5 (5.05%) JMeter
10 4 (4.04%) JIRA
10 4 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (3.03%) Jasmine
11 3 (3.03%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.03%) Subversion
11 3 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 20 (20.20%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Banking
3 3 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (20.20%) Tester
2 14 (14.14%) Analyst
3 11 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) Test Leader
5 8 (8.08%) Test Manager
5 8 (8.08%) Automation Tester
6 6 (6.06%) Software Tester
6 6 (6.06%) Test Specialist
6 6 (6.06%) Security Manager
7 5 (5.05%) Automation Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Architect
8 4 (4.04%) Release Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Penetration Tester
8 4 (4.04%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Head of Testing
9 3 (3.03%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Senior Tester
9 3 (3.03%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.25%) .NET
2 17 (17.17%) SOAP
2 17 (17.17%) XML
3 16 (16.16%) HTML
4 14 (14.14%) JSON
5 11 (11.11%) JSP
6 10 (10.10%) RESTful
7 9 (9.09%) ASP.NET
8 7 (7.07%) .NET Framework
9 6 (6.06%) Web Services
9 6 (6.06%) REST
10 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.01%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.01%) HTML5
10 1 (1.01%) Spring
10 1 (1.01%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (1.01%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.01%) SAML
10 1 (1.01%) Middleware
10 1 (1.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.06%) Open Source
3 5 (5.05%) Video on Demand
4 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.03%) EPoS
5 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.02%) CESG
6 2 (2.02%) PKI
6 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.01%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.01%) Derivative
7 1 (1.01%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.01%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.01%) AS400
7 1 (1.01%) Replication
7 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.10%) UNIX
2 9 (9.09%) Linux
3 5 (5.05%) Windows
4 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.02%) Android
6 1 (1.01%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.26%) BDD
3 24 (24.24%) Automated Testing
4 22 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 20 (20.20%) Test Automation
5 20 (20.20%) Risk Management
6 18 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 18 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 17 (17.17%) Test Management
8 15 (15.15%) Test Scripting
9 14 (14.14%) Scrum
10 12 (12.12%) Information Assurance
10 12 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (12.12%) Performance Testing
11 11 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 10 (10.10%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
13 9 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (9.09%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.26%) Java
2 20 (20.20%) C#
3 18 (18.18%) SQL
4 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.11%) Groovy
6 7 (7.07%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.07%) Ruby
6 7 (7.07%) Python
7 6 (6.06%) C
7 6 (6.06%) C++
8 2 (2.02%) VBA
9 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.01%) Scala
9 1 (1.01%) Erlang
9 1 (1.01%) Perl
9 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.09%) MCITP
3 9 (9.09%) ISEB
3 9 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (8.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.04%) Degree
6 2 (2.02%) CISSP
6 2 (2.02%) CISA
6 2 (2.02%) CEH
7 1 (1.01%) GPEN
7 1 (1.01%) OSCP
7 1 (1.01%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.25%) QA
2 6 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.02%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.02%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.01%) Puppet
2 1 (1.01%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.01%) Nmap
2 1 (1.01%) Nessus
2 1 (1.01%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.14%) HP
3 9 (9.09%) Cisco
4 7 (7.07%) Oracle
5 1 (1.01%) F5
5 1 (1.01%) Facebook
5 1 (1.01%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.01%) VMware
5 1 (1.01%) CA
5 1 (1.01%) Murex
5 1 (1.01%) SAP
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