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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 357 366 380
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 51 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 27
Average daily rate £400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £613 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £405
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £9.50
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
17632 17050 17380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.28% 80.33% 80.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12602 12214 11927
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 196 238
Average hourly rate £22.12 £21.50 £23.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.99 £48.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +47 5 £525 +50.00% 6
Croydon - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 39 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.17%) Finance
3 34 (29.57%) Software Testing
3 34 (29.57%) Information Assurance
4 29 (25.22%) Banking
5 25 (21.74%) Java
6 23 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 23 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 17 (14.78%) Defect Management
7 17 (14.78%) Manual Testing
7 17 (14.78%) QA
8 16 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (13.91%) SQL
8 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (13.91%) Automated Testing
9 15 (13.04%) TDD
9 15 (13.04%) Security Cleared
9 15 (13.04%) SDLC
9 15 (13.04%) Open Source
10 14 (12.17%) ISEB
10 14 (12.17%) Test Automation
11 13 (11.30%) Selenium
11 13 (11.30%) Information Security
11 13 (11.30%) Windows
11 13 (11.30%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (10.43%) BDD
12 12 (10.43%) SIEM
12 12 (10.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 12 (10.43%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (10.43%) SOAP

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (2.61%) IIS
2 2 (1.74%) Apache
3 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
2 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.09%) Network Security
2 4 (3.48%) Firewall
2 4 (3.48%) Wireless
3 3 (2.61%) DNS
3 3 (2.61%) HTTP
3 3 (2.61%) Internet
3 3 (2.61%) VPN
4 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.74%) Wireless Security
5 1 (0.87%) 802.15
5 1 (0.87%) DMZ
5 1 (0.87%) GPRS
5 1 (0.87%) HSPA
5 1 (0.87%) Intranet
5 1 (0.87%) IPsec
5 1 (0.87%) IPv6
5 1 (0.87%) LDAP
5 1 (0.87%) SAN
5 1 (0.87%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.87%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.87%) MySQL
2 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (11.30%) Selenium
2 11 (9.57%) SoapUI
3 10 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 10 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 9 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.09%) FitNesse
5 7 (6.09%) JIRA
6 6 (5.22%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.35%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.48%) HP UFT
8 4 (3.48%) JMeter
8 4 (3.48%) Metasploit
8 4 (3.48%) NCrunch
9 3 (2.61%) Burp Suite
9 3 (2.61%) Gerrit
9 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.61%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.61%) WATIR
10 2 (1.74%) Selenium IDE
General
1 37 (32.17%) Finance
2 29 (25.22%) Banking
3 12 (10.43%) Retail
4 8 (6.96%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 35 (30.43%) Analyst
2 26 (22.61%) Test Analyst
3 17 (14.78%) Test Manager
4 15 (13.04%) Tester
5 13 (11.30%) Architect
6 11 (9.57%) Consultant
6 11 (9.57%) Security Architect
6 11 (9.57%) Security Consultant
7 9 (7.83%) Programme Test Manager
7 9 (7.83%) Test Programme Manager
8 8 (6.96%) Security Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Programme Manager
10 6 (5.22%) Automation Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Penetration Tester
10 6 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) Security Specialist
11 5 (4.35%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) .NET
1 12 (10.43%) SOAP
2 10 (8.70%) Web Services
3 5 (4.35%) REST
4 3 (2.61%) J2EE
4 3 (2.61%) Java EE
4 3 (2.61%) Middleware
4 3 (2.61%) XML
5 2 (1.74%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.74%) HTML
5 2 (1.74%) JSP
6 1 (0.87%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.87%) Ajax
6 1 (0.87%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.87%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.87%) JMS
6 1 (0.87%) JMX
6 1 (0.87%) JSON
6 1 (0.87%) SAML
6 1 (0.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) PKI
2 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.22%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.48%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.74%) EPoS
4 2 (1.74%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Statistics
5 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.87%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.87%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.87%) User Experience
5 1 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.30%) Windows
2 4 (3.48%) Linux
3 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.74%) Kali Linux
3 2 (1.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (29.57%) Information Assurance
2 34 (29.57%) Software Testing
3 23 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 17 (14.78%) Defect Management
4 17 (14.78%) Manual Testing
5 16 (13.91%) Automated Testing
5 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (13.04%) Open Source
6 15 (13.04%) SDLC
6 15 (13.04%) TDD
7 14 (12.17%) Test Automation
8 13 (11.30%) Information Security
8 13 (11.30%) Non-Functional Testing
9 12 (10.43%) BDD
9 12 (10.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 12 (10.43%) SIEM
9 12 (10.43%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.74%) Java
2 16 (13.91%) SQL
3 8 (6.96%) C#
4 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.48%) Ruby
5 3 (2.61%) PHP
6 2 (1.74%) C
7 1 (0.87%) C++
7 1 (0.87%) Groovy
7 1 (0.87%) Perl
7 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.87%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.17%) ISEB
3 12 (10.43%) ISTQB
4 11 (9.57%) SC Cleared
5 9 (7.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (6.09%) CISSP
7 6 (5.22%) CREST Certified
8 5 (4.35%) CEH
8 5 (4.35%) Degree
9 4 (3.48%) PMI Certification
9 4 (3.48%) PMP
10 2 (1.74%) CEPT
10 2 (1.74%) CISM
10 2 (1.74%) GPEN
10 2 (1.74%) SANS
11 1 (0.87%) CHECK Team Leader
11 1 (0.87%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (0.87%) CPTE
11 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.87%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.78%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) COBIT
2 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.74%) SDET
3 1 (0.87%) FATCA
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.87%) Firmware
2 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) Nessus
2 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.74%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.87%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.87%) Nagios
4 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.87%) Puppet
4 1 (0.87%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.35%) HP
3 3 (2.61%) Cisco
4 2 (1.74%) Citrix
4 2 (1.74%) IBM
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle
4 2 (1.74%) VMware
5 1 (0.87%) ATG
5 1 (0.87%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.87%) Intel
5 1 (0.87%) Juniper
5 1 (0.87%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.87%) Veracode
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: £460 per day + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Alexander Mann Solutions
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago