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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 356 351 362
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 46 54 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 48 31
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£475 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £608 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
17230 17814 17352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.57% 78.18% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12157 12792 11934
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 230 270
Average hourly rate £21.30 £21.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.65 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £50.00 £61.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +4 10 £488 +85.71% 4
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.26%) BDD
3 25 (27.17%) .NET
4 24 (26.09%) Software Testing
4 24 (26.09%) Selenium
5 23 (25.00%) C#
5 23 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 23 (25.00%) Finance
6 21 (22.83%) Test Automation
7 19 (20.65%) Information Assurance
7 19 (20.65%) QA
8 18 (19.57%) Test Strategy
8 18 (19.57%) Microsoft
9 17 (18.48%) SpecFlow
9 17 (18.48%) WebDriver
10 16 (17.39%) Cucumber
10 16 (17.39%) HTML
11 15 (16.30%) Risk Management
12 14 (15.22%) Regression Testing
12 14 (15.22%) Java
12 14 (15.22%) SQL
12 14 (15.22%) RESTful
13 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
13 13 (14.13%) XML
14 12 (13.04%) HP
14 12 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (11.96%) Scrum
15 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
15 11 (11.96%) JSON
15 11 (11.96%) Load Testing

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (4.35%) IIS
2 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.09%) Node.js
3 1 (1.09%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) HTTP
2 4 (4.35%) Wireless
2 4 (4.35%) Internet
2 4 (4.35%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.17%) Wireless Security
3 2 (2.17%) Network Security
3 2 (2.17%) Firewall
3 2 (2.17%) SSL
4 1 (1.09%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.09%) IPsec
4 1 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.09%) MySQL
2 1 (1.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (26.09%) Selenium
2 17 (18.48%) SpecFlow
2 17 (18.48%) WebDriver
3 16 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 9 (9.78%) Capybara
4 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
5 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.61%) SoapUI
6 6 (6.52%) WATIR
6 6 (6.52%) Jasmine
6 6 (6.52%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (6.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (6.52%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.35%) Fiddler
7 4 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (4.35%) JBehave
7 4 (4.35%) JMeter
8 3 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Retail
3 5 (5.43%) Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (16.30%) Tester
2 11 (11.96%) Analyst
3 10 (10.87%) Architect
4 8 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Test Manager
5 7 (7.61%) Security Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Test Specialist
6 6 (6.52%) Software Tester
7 5 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Release Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Automation Tester
7 5 (5.43%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.35%) Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Test Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) QA Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Tester
9 3 (3.26%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.17%) .NET
2 16 (17.39%) HTML
3 14 (15.22%) RESTful
4 13 (14.13%) XML
5 11 (11.96%) JSON
6 10 (10.87%) SOAP
7 9 (9.78%) JSP
8 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET
9 6 (6.52%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.35%) Web Services
11 3 (3.26%) REST
12 2 (2.17%) HTML5
13 1 (1.09%) XSD
13 1 (1.09%) XSLT
13 1 (1.09%) CSS
13 1 (1.09%) SAML
13 1 (1.09%) LAMP
13 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
13 1 (1.09%) Drush
13 1 (1.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.43%) EPoS
3 4 (4.35%) Video on Demand
3 4 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.09%) Replication
6 1 (1.09%) CESG
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
6 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (1.09%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) UNIX
1 6 (6.52%) Linux
2 4 (4.35%) Windows
3 2 (2.17%) Android
3 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.26%) BDD
3 24 (26.09%) Software Testing
4 23 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 21 (22.83%) Test Automation
6 19 (20.65%) Information Assurance
7 18 (19.57%) Test Strategy
8 15 (16.30%) Risk Management
9 14 (15.22%) Regression Testing
10 11 (11.96%) Scrum
10 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
10 11 (11.96%) Load Testing
11 10 (10.87%) Test Scripting
11 10 (10.87%) Open Source
12 9 (9.78%) Information Security
12 9 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (9.78%) Performance Testing
13 8 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
13 8 (8.70%) Test Management
13 8 (8.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.00%) C#
2 14 (15.22%) Java
2 14 (15.22%) SQL
3 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.43%) Groovy
6 4 (4.35%) C
6 4 (4.35%) C++
7 3 (3.26%) Python
7 3 (3.26%) Ruby
8 2 (2.17%) VBA
9 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.87%) MCITP
2 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.78%) ISTQB
4 8 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (7.61%) ISEB
6 6 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (4.35%) Degree
7 4 (4.35%) MCSE
8 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.17%) MCSA
9 1 (1.09%) CISSP
9 1 (1.09%) CISA
9 1 (1.09%) CISM
9 1 (1.09%) CEH
9 1 (1.09%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.65%) QA
2 7 (7.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.26%) COBIT
4 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.09%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.09%) Nmap
2 1 (1.09%) Nessus
2 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 18 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.04%) HP
3 8 (8.70%) Cisco
4 6 (6.52%) Oracle
5 2 (2.17%) VMware
6 1 (1.09%) SAP
6 1 (1.09%) CA
6 1 (1.09%) Facebook
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