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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 339 374 349
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -25
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 57 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 30
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£425 £466 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.70% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
- -11.76%
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
16462 17317 15414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.75% 78.59% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11709 11822 10832
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 240 253
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 +14 7 £350 -33.33% 5
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.73%) Selenium
3 31 (29.81%) Java
4 28 (26.92%) QA
4 28 (26.92%) BDD
5 23 (22.12%) SQL
5 23 (22.12%) .NET
6 22 (21.15%) Test Scripting
7 21 (20.19%) Test Strategy
7 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
7 21 (20.19%) SOAP
7 21 (20.19%) Automated Testing
8 20 (19.23%) WebDriver
8 20 (19.23%) Test Management
9 19 (18.27%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (18.27%) Manual Testing
9 19 (18.27%) Test Automation
9 19 (18.27%) Risk Management
10 18 (17.31%) C#
10 18 (17.31%) Cucumber
11 17 (16.35%) Automation Testing
11 17 (16.35%) Security Cleared
11 17 (16.35%) HTML
11 17 (16.35%) XML
11 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
11 17 (16.35%) Scrum
12 16 (15.38%) Finance
13 15 (14.42%) SC Cleared
13 15 (14.42%) JSON
14 14 (13.46%) SoapUI

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (4.81%) IIS
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.92%) Node.js
3 1 (0.96%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.96%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) HTTPS
2 5 (4.81%) HTTP
2 5 (4.81%) Wireless
3 4 (3.85%) SSL
4 3 (2.88%) Wireless Security
5 2 (1.92%) Internet
5 2 (1.92%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.96%) Network Security
6 1 (0.96%) Firewall
6 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.96%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 33 (31.73%) Selenium
2 20 (19.23%) WebDriver
3 18 (17.31%) Cucumber
4 14 (13.46%) SoapUI
5 11 (10.58%) JIRA
6 10 (9.62%) SpecFlow
6 10 (9.62%) LoadRunner
6 10 (9.62%) JMeter
7 9 (8.65%) Git (software)
8 8 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (6.73%) JBehave
10 6 (5.77%) TeamCity
10 6 (5.77%) Capybara
10 6 (5.77%) Jenkins
10 6 (5.77%) Calabash
11 5 (4.81%) Fiddler
12 4 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (3.85%) Bugzilla
12 4 (3.85%) Jasmine
General
1 16 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Banking
3 1 (0.96%) Retail
3 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (23.08%) Tester
2 14 (13.46%) Test Leader
3 13 (12.50%) Analyst
4 12 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 10 (9.62%) Test Manager
6 9 (8.65%) Automation Tester
7 7 (6.73%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Penetration Tester
8 6 (5.77%) Test Specialist
8 6 (5.77%) QA Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Automation Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Software Tester
9 4 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Head of Testing
9 4 (3.85%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.85%) Architect
10 3 (2.88%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.12%) .NET
2 21 (20.19%) SOAP
3 17 (16.35%) HTML
3 17 (16.35%) XML
4 15 (14.42%) JSON
5 14 (13.46%) JSP
6 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET
6 12 (11.54%) REST
7 10 (9.62%) Web Services
8 9 (8.65%) RESTful
9 6 (5.77%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.88%) WCF
11 1 (0.96%) HTML5
11 1 (0.96%) J2EE
11 1 (0.96%) Middleware
11 1 (0.96%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.96%) Spring
11 1 (0.96%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.77%) Open Source
2 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.81%) Video on Demand
4 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.88%) CESG
5 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.88%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.92%) iPhone
6 2 (1.92%) PKI
6 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.92%) iPad
7 1 (0.96%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.96%) AS400
7 1 (0.96%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.50%) UNIX
2 12 (11.54%) Linux
3 8 (7.69%) Windows
4 5 (4.81%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.85%) Android
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.92%) BDD
3 22 (21.15%) Test Scripting
4 21 (20.19%) Test Strategy
4 21 (20.19%) Automated Testing
5 20 (19.23%) Test Management
6 19 (18.27%) Test Automation
6 19 (18.27%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (18.27%) Manual Testing
6 19 (18.27%) Risk Management
7 17 (16.35%) Scrum
7 17 (16.35%) Automation Testing
8 12 (11.54%) Knowledge Management
9 11 (10.58%) Software Testing
9 11 (10.58%) Waterfall
9 11 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (9.62%) Kanban
10 10 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (9.62%) Project Management
10 10 (9.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.81%) Java
2 23 (22.12%) SQL
3 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
4 18 (17.31%) C#
5 12 (11.54%) Groovy
6 10 (9.62%) Ruby
7 9 (8.65%) Python
8 8 (7.69%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.77%) C
9 6 (5.77%) C++
10 1 (0.96%) Perl
10 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.96%) VBA
10 1 (0.96%) Erlang
10 1 (0.96%) F#
10 1 (0.96%) Scala
10 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (16.35%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.42%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 11 (10.58%) ISEB
4 11 (10.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (9.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (9.62%) MCITP
5 10 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.77%) Degree
7 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.96%) OSCP
8 1 (0.96%) CISSP
8 1 (0.96%) CISA
8 1 (0.96%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (26.92%) QA
2 6 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.92%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.92%) COBIT
5 1 (0.96%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Nmap
2 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.88%) Nessus
3 1 (0.96%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.46%) HP
3 10 (9.62%) Oracle
3 10 (9.62%) Cisco
4 3 (2.88%) Murex
5 1 (0.96%) SAP
5 1 (0.96%) VMware
5 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.96%) F5
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