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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 334 365 346
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -19
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 52 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 22
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£420 £448 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £343 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £365 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.95% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
16159 17087 15138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 78.17% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11564 11767 10514
Average daily rate £450 £445 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 237 299
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.75 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +12 10 £353 -27.69% 8
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 53 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (32.43%) Selenium
3 32 (28.83%) Java
4 28 (25.23%) QA
5 24 (21.62%) Test Scripting
6 23 (20.72%) WebDriver
6 23 (20.72%) BDD
6 23 (20.72%) Test Strategy
7 22 (19.82%) SQL
8 21 (18.92%) .NET
8 21 (18.92%) JavaScript
8 21 (18.92%) Cucumber
9 20 (18.02%) Test Automation
9 20 (18.02%) Automated Testing
10 19 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (17.12%) Test Management
11 18 (16.22%) Risk Management
11 18 (16.22%) C#
11 18 (16.22%) SOAP
11 18 (16.22%) Security Cleared
11 18 (16.22%) Automation Testing
12 17 (15.32%) Scrum
13 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
13 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared
13 16 (14.41%) Manual Testing
14 15 (13.51%) HP
14 15 (13.51%) Linux
14 15 (13.51%) HTML
15 14 (12.61%) JSP
15 14 (12.61%) XML

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (4.50%) IIS
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.80%) Node.js
4 1 (0.90%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.90%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.11%) HTTPS
2 6 (5.41%) SSL
2 6 (5.41%) HTTP
3 5 (4.50%) Wireless
4 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.60%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.70%) Wireless Security
5 3 (2.70%) Network Security
6 2 (1.80%) Internet
7 1 (0.90%) PABX
7 1 (0.90%) Firewall
7 1 (0.90%) FTP
7 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.80%) Big Data
3 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.90%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 36 (32.43%) Selenium
2 23 (20.72%) WebDriver
3 21 (18.92%) Cucumber
4 13 (11.71%) JIRA
5 12 (10.81%) JMeter
6 11 (9.91%) LoadRunner
7 10 (9.01%) SoapUI
8 9 (8.11%) SpecFlow
9 8 (7.21%) Git (software)
9 8 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (7.21%) Capybara
10 7 (6.31%) Jenkins
10 7 (6.31%) JBehave
10 7 (6.31%) TeamCity
10 7 (6.31%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (5.41%) Calabash
12 5 (4.50%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (4.50%) Jasmine
12 5 (4.50%) Fiddler
13 4 (3.60%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (11.71%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Banking
3 1 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (0.90%) Retail
3 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (18.92%) Tester
1 21 (18.92%) Analyst
2 19 (17.12%) Test Analyst
3 14 (12.61%) Test Leader
4 10 (9.01%) Test Manager
5 9 (8.11%) Automation Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) Architect
6 8 (7.21%) Test Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Automation Tester
6 8 (7.21%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (6.31%) Security Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Developer
8 4 (3.60%) QA Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) Penetration Tester
8 4 (3.60%) Head of Testing
8 4 (3.60%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Security Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.92%) .NET
2 18 (16.22%) SOAP
3 15 (13.51%) HTML
4 14 (12.61%) JSP
4 14 (12.61%) XML
5 13 (11.71%) REST
6 12 (10.81%) Web Services
6 12 (10.81%) ASP.NET
6 12 (10.81%) JSON
7 6 (5.41%) RESTful
8 5 (4.50%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.70%) WCF
10 2 (1.80%) Middleware
11 1 (0.90%) Spring
11 1 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (0.90%) HTML5
11 1 (0.90%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.90%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.90%) J2EE
11 1 (0.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Open Source
2 10 (9.01%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.31%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.50%) Video on Demand
5 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.70%) PKI
6 3 (2.70%) iPad
6 3 (2.70%) iPhone
6 3 (2.70%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.70%) CESG
6 3 (2.70%) GIS
6 3 (2.70%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.80%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.90%) RMADS
8 1 (0.90%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.90%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.90%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.90%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.51%) Linux
2 14 (12.61%) UNIX
3 12 (10.81%) Windows
4 6 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.60%) Windows 2000
5 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.60%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.60%) Android
6 1 (0.90%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (21.62%) Test Scripting
3 23 (20.72%) BDD
3 23 (20.72%) Test Strategy
4 20 (18.02%) Test Automation
4 20 (18.02%) Automated Testing
5 19 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (17.12%) Test Management
6 18 (16.22%) Risk Management
6 18 (16.22%) Automation Testing
7 17 (15.32%) Scrum
8 16 (14.41%) Manual Testing
9 13 (11.71%) Software Testing
10 12 (10.81%) Knowledge Management
10 12 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (9.91%) Waterfall
11 11 (9.91%) User Stories
12 10 (9.01%) TDD
12 10 (9.01%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.83%) Java
2 22 (19.82%) SQL
3 21 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 18 (16.22%) C#
5 13 (11.71%) Ruby
6 11 (9.91%) Python
7 10 (9.01%) Groovy
8 6 (5.41%) C
8 6 (5.41%) C++
8 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.90%) Erlang
9 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.90%) Scala
9 1 (0.90%) F#
9 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.90%) VBA
9 1 (0.90%) Perl
9 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.71%) ISTQB
4 10 (9.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (8.11%) ISEB
6 8 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (7.21%) MCITP
6 8 (7.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (5.41%) Degree
8 5 (4.50%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.70%) CISSP
10 2 (1.80%) CISA
10 2 (1.80%) CEH
11 1 (0.90%) OSCP
11 1 (0.90%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (25.23%) QA
2 8 (7.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.80%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.80%) COBIT
5 1 (0.90%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) Nmap
2 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.41%) Nessus
3 1 (0.90%) Puppet
3 1 (0.90%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.51%) HP
3 10 (9.01%) Oracle
4 9 (8.11%) Cisco
5 3 (2.70%) Murex
6 1 (0.90%) Actimize
6 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.90%) F5
6 1 (0.90%) Nimsoft
6 1 (0.90%) VMware
6 1 (0.90%) SAP
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