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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 335 382 372
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -10
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 98 45 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 22 46
Median daily rate £500 £475 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +15.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £330 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.99 £37.49
% change year-on-year
- +41.34%
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
18283 18659 18629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.33% 81.19% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13371 13253 13181
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 240 230
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £57.60 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
City of London +27 5 £425 -15.00% 3
Croydon - 5 - -
Bromley - 1 £525 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 49 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (31.17%) Finance
3 40 (25.97%) Penetration Testing
4 31 (20.13%) Java
5 30 (19.48%) Banking
6 24 (15.58%) CISSP
7 22 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 22 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (13.64%) OWASP
8 21 (13.64%) Information Assurance
8 21 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
9 20 (12.99%) Information Security
10 19 (12.34%) ISEB
11 18 (11.69%) Open Source
12 17 (11.04%) Non-Functional Testing
12 17 (11.04%) Automated Testing
13 16 (10.39%) CEH
13 16 (10.39%) SQL
14 15 (9.74%) Risk Management
14 15 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (9.74%) Scrum
14 15 (9.74%) Performance Testing
14 15 (9.74%) Degree
14 15 (9.74%) User Experience
14 15 (9.74%) BDD
15 14 (9.09%) Test Strategy
15 14 (9.09%) CREST Certified
15 14 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
16 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
16 13 (8.44%) PRINCE2

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 2 (1.30%) CMS
1 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.65%) Apache
2 1 (0.65%) IIS
2 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) MS Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Project
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.14%) Firewall
2 9 (5.84%) VPN
3 6 (3.90%) Network Security
4 4 (2.60%) DNS
4 4 (2.60%) Wireless
5 3 (1.95%) DHCP
5 3 (1.95%) Internet
5 3 (1.95%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.95%) LDAP
6 2 (1.30%) DMZ
6 2 (1.30%) IPsec
7 1 (0.65%) HTTP
7 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 5 (3.25%) DB2
3 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Selenium
2 11 (7.14%) JMeter
3 9 (5.84%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.90%) AppScan
4 6 (3.90%) Burp Suite
4 6 (3.90%) Protractor
5 5 (3.25%) LoadRunner
5 5 (3.25%) Metasploit
5 5 (3.25%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.60%) JIRA
7 3 (1.95%) Gatling
7 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.30%) Appium
8 2 (1.30%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.30%) NCrunch
8 2 (1.30%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.30%) TestNG
8 2 (1.30%) WatiN
8 2 (1.30%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.65%) Fiddler
General
1 48 (31.17%) Finance
2 30 (19.48%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Retail
4 6 (3.90%) Front Office
5 5 (3.25%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.30%) Advertising
7 2 (1.30%) Games
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (18.18%) Analyst
2 27 (17.53%) Tester
3 18 (11.69%) Penetration Tester
4 16 (10.39%) Security Engineer
5 15 (9.74%) Consultant
6 14 (9.09%) Security Consultant
7 13 (8.44%) Developer
7 13 (8.44%) Test Analyst
8 11 (7.14%) Architect
9 9 (5.84%) Business Analyst
9 9 (5.84%) Test Manager
10 7 (4.55%) Programme Manager
10 7 (4.55%) Security Tester
11 6 (3.90%) Applications Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Development Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Integration Architect
11 6 (3.90%) Regulatory Business Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Risk Business Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.49%) Web Services
2 8 (5.19%) .NET
2 8 (5.19%) RESTful
3 5 (3.25%) HTML
4 4 (2.60%) Middleware
5 3 (1.95%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.95%) J2EE
5 3 (1.95%) REST
5 3 (1.95%) SOAP
6 2 (1.30%) CSS
6 2 (1.30%) DOM
6 2 (1.30%) JMS
6 2 (1.30%) JMX
6 2 (1.30%) JSON
6 2 (1.30%) JSP
6 2 (1.30%) Kafka
6 2 (1.30%) XML
7 1 (0.65%) LAMP
7 1 (0.65%) SAML
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) User Experience
2 13 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.49%) Cryptography
3 10 (6.49%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.19%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.25%) CESG
7 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.95%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.95%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.95%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (1.30%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.30%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.30%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.44%) Apple iOS
1 13 (8.44%) Linux
1 13 (8.44%) Windows
2 12 (7.79%) Android
3 6 (3.90%) Unix
4 4 (2.60%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.95%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.30%) Solaris
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) AIX
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.65%) VMS
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.97%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 22 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (13.64%) Information Assurance
4 21 (13.64%) OWASP
4 21 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
5 20 (12.99%) Information Security
6 18 (11.69%) Open Source
7 17 (11.04%) Automated Testing
7 17 (11.04%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (9.74%) BDD
8 15 (9.74%) Performance Testing
8 15 (9.74%) Risk Management
8 15 (9.74%) Scrum
8 15 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
9 14 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 13 (8.44%) TDD
10 13 (8.44%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.13%) Java
2 16 (10.39%) SQL
3 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.14%) C
4 11 (7.14%) C++
4 11 (7.14%) Python
5 9 (5.84%) Perl
6 7 (4.55%) Ruby
7 4 (2.60%) Scala
8 3 (1.95%) C#
8 3 (1.95%) COBOL
9 2 (1.30%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.30%) XPath
10 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.65%) Go
10 1 (0.65%) PHP
10 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (15.58%) CISSP
2 19 (12.34%) ISEB
3 16 (10.39%) CEH
4 15 (9.74%) Degree
5 14 (9.09%) CREST Certified
6 12 (7.79%) PMI Certification
6 12 (7.79%) PMP
6 12 (7.79%) Security Cleared
7 11 (7.14%) CISM
8 9 (5.84%) ISTQB
9 6 (3.90%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.25%) CISA
10 5 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.60%) GIAC
12 3 (1.95%) CEPT
12 3 (1.95%) OSCP
13 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.30%) CPTE
13 2 (1.30%) GPEN
14 1 (0.65%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.79%) QA
2 7 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.90%) Basel II
3 6 (3.90%) COREP
4 5 (3.25%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.95%) Basel III
5 3 (1.95%) CRD IV
5 3 (1.95%) FINREP
6 2 (1.30%) COBIT
6 2 (1.30%) SDET
7 1 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.65%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.65%) RMADS
7 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.30%) Docker
2 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.30%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.30%) vSphere
3 1 (0.65%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.90%) HP Fortify
2 4 (2.60%) WebInspect
3 3 (1.95%) Nessus
4 2 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.30%) Capistrano
4 2 (1.30%) Nagios
4 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.30%) Puppet
4 2 (1.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.65%) Nmap
5 1 (0.65%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.19%) IBM
3 5 (3.25%) Sybase
3 5 (3.25%) Veracode
3 5 (3.25%) VMware
4 4 (2.60%) HP
4 4 (2.60%) Oracle
5 3 (1.95%) Citrix
6 2 (1.30%) Akamai
6 2 (1.30%) ATG
6 2 (1.30%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.65%) CA
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco
7 1 (0.65%) JDA
7 1 (0.65%) Mercator
7 1 (0.65%) Qualys
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.65%) RedPrairie
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