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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 335 376 369
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -7
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 96 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 26 44
Median daily rate £525 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £335 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.74 £46.25
% change year-on-year
- +31.34%
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
18896 19263 18719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.28% 81.61% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13647 13767 13147
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 233 227
Median hourly rate £22.38 £21.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £64.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 6 £438 -
City of London +34 5 £425 -15.00% 3
Bromley - 1 £525 -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 55 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (30.49%) Finance
3 41 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 34 (20.73%) Java
5 31 (18.90%) CISSP
5 31 (18.90%) Banking
6 28 (17.07%) OWASP
7 27 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 26 (15.85%) System Integration Testing
9 25 (15.24%) Open Source
10 22 (13.41%) Information Security
11 21 (12.80%) Automated Testing
11 21 (12.80%) CEH
12 19 (11.59%) Software Testing
12 19 (11.59%) SQL
12 19 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (10.98%) Information Assurance
13 18 (10.98%) DevOps
13 18 (10.98%) CREST Certified
13 18 (10.98%) ISEB
13 18 (10.98%) Ethical Hacking
14 17 (10.37%) Scrum
14 17 (10.37%) Security Architecture
14 17 (10.37%) Non-Functional Testing
15 16 (9.76%) Exploratory Testing
16 15 (9.15%) Degree
16 15 (9.15%) Selenium
16 15 (9.15%) Risk Management
16 15 (9.15%) JavaScript
16 15 (9.15%) User Experience

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.83%) CMS
2 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.61%) Confluence
3 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.22%) MS Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Project
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.54%) Firewall
2 8 (4.88%) VPN
3 4 (2.44%) Internet
3 4 (2.44%) Kerberos
3 4 (2.44%) Wireless
4 3 (1.83%) DHCP
4 3 (1.83%) DNS
4 3 (1.83%) LDAP
5 2 (1.22%) DMZ
5 2 (1.22%) IPsec
5 2 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.27%) Data Mining
2 5 (3.05%) DB2
3 2 (1.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (9.15%) Selenium
2 13 (7.93%) JMeter
3 9 (5.49%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.27%) AppScan
4 7 (4.27%) Protractor
5 6 (3.66%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.05%) Burp Suite
6 5 (3.05%) JIRA
6 5 (3.05%) Metasploit
7 4 (2.44%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.83%) Appium
8 3 (1.83%) Gatling
9 2 (1.22%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.22%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.22%) TestNG
9 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.22%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.61%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (30.49%) Finance
2 31 (18.90%) Banking
3 7 (4.27%) Retail
4 6 (3.66%) Front Office
5 4 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.22%) Advertising
6 2 (1.22%) Games
6 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (17.68%) Analyst
2 25 (15.24%) Tester
3 22 (13.41%) Security Engineer
4 16 (9.76%) Penetration Tester
5 15 (9.15%) Architect
6 14 (8.54%) Developer
7 13 (7.93%) Consultant
8 12 (7.32%) Security Consultant
9 11 (6.71%) Test Analyst
10 10 (6.10%) Business Analyst
10 10 (6.10%) Integration Architect
11 9 (5.49%) Test Manager
12 8 (4.88%) CISSP Engineer
12 8 (4.88%) Security Specialist
13 7 (4.27%) Programme Manager
13 7 (4.27%) Security Analyst
14 6 (3.66%) QA Engineer
14 6 (3.66%) Report Analyst
14 6 (3.66%) Risk Analyst
14 6 (3.66%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.10%) .NET
2 8 (4.88%) RESTful
2 8 (4.88%) Web Services
3 6 (3.66%) HTML
4 4 (2.44%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.44%) Middleware
4 4 (2.44%) SOAP
5 3 (1.83%) CSS
5 3 (1.83%) DOM
5 3 (1.83%) J2EE
5 3 (1.83%) JSON
5 3 (1.83%) Kafka
5 3 (1.83%) REST
5 3 (1.83%) XML
6 2 (1.22%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.22%) JMS
6 2 (1.22%) JMX
6 2 (1.22%) JSP
6 2 (1.22%) SAML
7 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) User Experience
2 13 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.10%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.10%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.27%) Cryptography
7 5 (3.05%) CESG
8 4 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.83%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.83%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.83%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.83%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.22%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.22%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.22%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.22%) Learning Management System
10 2 (1.22%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.22%) Statistics
10 2 (1.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.54%) Apple iOS
1 14 (8.54%) Windows
2 13 (7.93%) Android
2 13 (7.93%) Linux
3 6 (3.66%) Unix
4 3 (1.83%) Kali Linux
4 3 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.22%) Solaris
5 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) AIX
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.61%) VMS
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 28 (17.07%) OWASP
4 27 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (15.85%) System Integration Testing
6 25 (15.24%) Open Source
7 22 (13.41%) Information Security
8 21 (12.80%) Automated Testing
9 19 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (11.59%) Software Testing
10 18 (10.98%) DevOps
10 18 (10.98%) Ethical Hacking
10 18 (10.98%) Information Assurance
11 17 (10.37%) Non-Functional Testing
11 17 (10.37%) Scrum
11 17 (10.37%) Security Architecture
12 16 (9.76%) Exploratory Testing
13 15 (9.15%) BDD
13 15 (9.15%) Risk Management
14 14 (8.54%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.73%) Java
2 19 (11.59%) SQL
3 15 (9.15%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.71%) C++
4 11 (6.71%) Python
5 10 (6.10%) C
6 9 (5.49%) Perl
7 7 (4.27%) Ruby
8 5 (3.05%) C#
8 5 (3.05%) Scala
9 3 (1.83%) COBOL
9 3 (1.83%) XPath
10 2 (1.22%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 31 (18.90%) CISSP
2 21 (12.80%) CEH
3 18 (10.98%) CREST Certified
3 18 (10.98%) ISEB
4 15 (9.15%) Degree
5 13 (7.93%) CISM
6 12 (7.32%) PMP
7 11 (6.71%) Security Cleared
8 8 (4.88%) ISTQB
9 7 (4.27%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.05%) CISA
10 5 (3.05%) GIAC
11 4 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.83%) CEPT
12 3 (1.83%) OSCP
12 3 (1.83%) SANS
13 2 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.22%) CPTE
13 2 (1.22%) ECSA
13 2 (1.22%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.71%) QA
2 7 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.66%) Basel II
3 6 (3.66%) COREP
4 5 (3.05%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.83%) Basel III
5 3 (1.83%) CRD IV
5 3 (1.83%) FINREP
5 3 (1.83%) SDET
6 2 (1.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.61%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.61%) RMADS
7 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.83%) Docker
2 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.22%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.22%) vSphere
4 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.27%) HP Fortify
2 5 (3.05%) WebInspect
3 2 (1.22%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.22%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.22%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.22%) Nagios
3 2 (1.22%) Nessus
3 2 (1.22%) Nmap
3 2 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.22%) Puppet
3 2 (1.22%) SCCM
4 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (7.32%) IBM
1 12 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.05%) Mercator
2 5 (3.05%) Sybase
2 5 (3.05%) Veracode
2 5 (3.05%) VMware
3 4 (2.44%) Akamai
3 4 (2.44%) HP
3 4 (2.44%) Oracle
4 3 (1.83%) Qualys
5 2 (1.22%) ATG
5 2 (1.22%) CA
5 2 (1.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.22%) Cisco
5 2 (1.22%) Citrix
5 2 (1.22%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.22%) Sophos
6 1 (0.61%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.61%) JDA
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat