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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 357 374 333
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -41
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 40 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 34
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£424 £399 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.26% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £543 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -74.66%
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
16858 17745 15661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.49% 78.47% 76.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11859 12371 11053
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
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 £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 240 214
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 £350 +3.70% 3
Sidcup - 1 - -
Feltham - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 51 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.19%) Selenium
3 30 (28.30%) BDD
4 29 (27.36%) Java
5 27 (25.47%) QA
6 24 (22.64%) SQL
7 23 (21.70%) Automated Testing
8 22 (20.75%) Test Strategy
8 22 (20.75%) .NET
9 21 (19.81%) SOAP
9 21 (19.81%) Risk Management
9 21 (19.81%) Test Management
10 20 (18.87%) Test Scripting
10 20 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (18.87%) Test Automation
10 20 (18.87%) WebDriver
10 20 (18.87%) C#
11 19 (17.92%) Cucumber
11 19 (17.92%) Manual Testing
12 18 (16.98%) XML
12 18 (16.98%) Finance
13 17 (16.04%) Scrum
13 17 (16.04%) JavaScript
13 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
14 16 (15.09%) HTML
14 16 (15.09%) Software Testing
15 15 (14.15%) JSON
16 14 (13.21%) SoapUI
16 14 (13.21%) Automation Testing
16 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (4.72%) IIS
2 2 (1.89%) Node.js
3 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.94%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) HTTPS
2 5 (4.72%) Wireless
2 5 (4.72%) HTTP
3 3 (2.83%) Wireless Security
3 3 (2.83%) SSL
3 3 (2.83%) Internet
4 1 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.94%) Network Security
4 1 (0.94%) Firewall
4 1 (0.94%) FTP
4 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.94%) Voldemort
2 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (30.19%) Selenium
2 20 (18.87%) WebDriver
3 19 (17.92%) Cucumber
4 14 (13.21%) SoapUI
5 12 (11.32%) SpecFlow
6 11 (10.38%) JIRA
7 10 (9.43%) LoadRunner
8 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
8 9 (8.49%) JMeter
8 9 (8.49%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (6.60%) JBehave
10 7 (6.60%) Calabash
11 6 (5.66%) Capybara
11 6 (5.66%) Jenkins
12 5 (4.72%) Fiddler
12 5 (4.72%) TeamCity
13 4 (3.77%) Bugzilla
13 4 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (3.77%) Jasmine
General
1 18 (16.98%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (20.75%) Tester
2 15 (14.15%) Test Leader
3 14 (13.21%) Analyst
4 12 (11.32%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.49%) Automation Tester
5 9 (8.49%) Test Manager
6 6 (5.66%) Test Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Test Specialist
6 6 (5.66%) QA Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Security Manager
6 6 (5.66%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Automation Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Software Tester
7 5 (4.72%) Penetration Tester
8 4 (3.77%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Head of Testing
9 3 (2.83%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (2.83%) Senior Tester
9 3 (2.83%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.75%) .NET
2 21 (19.81%) SOAP
3 18 (16.98%) XML
4 16 (15.09%) HTML
5 15 (14.15%) JSON
6 12 (11.32%) JSP
6 12 (11.32%) REST
7 10 (9.43%) Web Services
7 10 (9.43%) ASP.NET
8 9 (8.49%) RESTful
9 7 (6.60%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.83%) WCF
11 1 (0.94%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.94%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (0.94%) HTML5
11 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.94%) Spring
11 1 (0.94%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.94%) J2EE
11 1 (0.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.66%) Open Source
2 6 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.72%) Video on Demand
4 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.83%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.83%) CESG
5 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.83%) EPoS
5 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.89%) PKI
6 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.94%) RMADS
7 1 (0.94%) AS400
7 1 (0.94%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.94%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.38%) UNIX
2 10 (9.43%) Linux
3 7 (6.60%) Windows
4 5 (4.72%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.77%) Android
6 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (28.30%) BDD
3 23 (21.70%) Automated Testing
4 22 (20.75%) Test Strategy
5 21 (19.81%) Risk Management
5 21 (19.81%) Test Management
6 20 (18.87%) Test Scripting
6 20 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (18.87%) Test Automation
7 19 (17.92%) Manual Testing
8 17 (16.04%) Scrum
9 16 (15.09%) Software Testing
10 14 (13.21%) Automation Testing
11 11 (10.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (10.38%) Waterfall
12 10 (9.43%) Project Management
12 10 (9.43%) TDD
12 10 (9.43%) Knowledge Management
12 10 (9.43%) Information Assurance
12 10 (9.43%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.36%) Java
2 24 (22.64%) SQL
3 20 (18.87%) C#
4 17 (16.04%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.32%) Groovy
6 10 (9.43%) Ruby
7 8 (7.55%) Python
8 7 (6.60%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.66%) C
9 6 (5.66%) C++
10 2 (1.89%) VBA
11 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.94%) Scala
11 1 (0.94%) Erlang
11 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.38%) ISTQB
4 9 (8.49%) MCITP
4 9 (8.49%) ISEB
4 9 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (8.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (8.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (4.72%) Degree
6 2 (1.89%) CISSP
6 2 (1.89%) CEH
6 2 (1.89%) CISA
7 1 (0.94%) GPEN
7 1 (0.94%) OSCP
7 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (25.47%) QA
2 7 (6.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.89%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.89%) COBIT
5 1 (0.94%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) Nessus
2 2 (1.89%) Nmap
3 1 (0.94%) Puppet
3 1 (0.94%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.26%) HP
3 9 (8.49%) Cisco
4 8 (7.55%) Oracle
5 3 (2.83%) Murex
6 1 (0.94%) F5
6 1 (0.94%) Facebook
6 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.94%) VMware
6 1 (0.94%) SAP