The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / South East
Rank 198 217 235
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +18
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 40 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.42% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.53% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 11
Median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £371 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £52.56 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5834 6635 7239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.38% 79.97% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3426 3972 3993
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 282 243
Median hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.06% +76.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the South East region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the South East region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
Buckinghamshire +20 20 £405 -23.58% 1
Berkshire - 10 £450 - 5
West Sussex +5 3 - -
Surrey -1 3 - - 7
Hampshire +2 2 £413 +6.45% 1
East Sussex +3 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 35 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (36.78%) Security Cleared
2 32 (36.78%) Test Automation
3 31 (35.63%) Selenium
4 28 (32.18%) Scrum
5 25 (28.74%) Windows
6 24 (27.59%) Java
6 24 (27.59%) Automated Testing
7 23 (26.44%) Unix
8 22 (25.29%) Performance Testing
9 20 (22.99%) Groovy
9 20 (22.99%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (21.84%) QA
11 17 (19.54%) JIRA
11 17 (19.54%) SC Cleared
11 17 (19.54%) Risk Management
12 16 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (17.24%) Unit Testing
13 15 (17.24%) Web Services
14 14 (16.09%) XML
14 14 (16.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 14 (16.09%) DV Cleared
14 14 (16.09%) OSCP
14 14 (16.09%) CREST Certified
15 13 (14.94%) Defect Management
15 13 (14.94%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (14.94%) SoapUI
15 13 (14.94%) User Stories
15 13 (14.94%) CEH
16 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (11.49%) Confluence
2 9 (10.34%) CMS
2 9 (10.34%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.30%) Apache
3 2 (2.30%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.30%) JBoss
3 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.15%) nginx
4 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
2 4 (4.60%) MS Project
2 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.60%) PaaS
4 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) Firewall
2 9 (10.34%) HTTP
3 5 (5.75%) Network Security
4 4 (4.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.45%) DHCP
5 3 (3.45%) DNS
5 3 (3.45%) Internet
5 3 (3.45%) Intranet
5 3 (3.45%) VPN
6 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) Big Data
1 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.15%) DB2
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
2 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (35.63%) Selenium
2 17 (19.54%) JIRA
3 13 (14.94%) SoapUI
4 11 (12.64%) WebDriver
5 10 (11.49%) Maven
6 9 (10.34%) Ant
6 9 (10.34%) Apache Ivy
6 9 (10.34%) Bitbucket
6 9 (10.34%) eggPlant
6 9 (10.34%) Gradle
6 9 (10.34%) JMeter
7 6 (6.90%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.75%) SpecFlow
8 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (1.15%) TestNG
General
1 8 (9.20%) Legal
2 7 (8.05%) Finance
3 6 (6.90%) Retail
4 3 (3.45%) Back Office
4 3 (3.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) Tester
2 14 (16.09%) Analyst
3 12 (13.79%) Automation Tester
3 12 (13.79%) Consultant
4 11 (12.64%) Architect
4 11 (12.64%) Security Consultant
5 9 (10.34%) Developer
6 7 (8.05%) Developer in Test
6 7 (8.05%) Security Architect
7 6 (6.90%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Penetration Tester
9 4 (4.60%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.60%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Security Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.60%) Selenium Tester
9 4 (4.60%) Software Tester
9 4 (4.60%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.60%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) Web Services
2 14 (16.09%) XML
3 12 (13.79%) Gherkin
3 12 (13.79%) RESTful
4 9 (10.34%) JSON
4 9 (10.34%) REST
5 7 (8.05%) .NET
6 5 (5.75%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.45%) OAuth
8 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Visualisation
2 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.60%) Cryptography
5 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.45%) Replication
6 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.74%) Windows
2 23 (26.44%) Unix
3 6 (6.90%) Linux
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (36.78%) Test Automation
3 28 (32.18%) Scrum
4 24 (27.59%) Automated Testing
5 22 (25.29%) Performance Testing
6 20 (22.99%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (19.54%) Risk Management
8 15 (17.24%) Unit Testing
9 14 (16.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (14.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (14.94%) Defect Management
10 13 (14.94%) User Stories
11 12 (13.79%) BDD
11 12 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
11 12 (13.79%) Usability Testing
12 11 (12.64%) API Testing
12 11 (12.64%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (12.64%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (12.64%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.59%) Java
2 20 (22.99%) Groovy
3 11 (12.64%) Python
3 11 (12.64%) Ruby
3 11 (12.64%) Scala
4 9 (10.34%) C++
5 5 (5.75%) C#
6 4 (4.60%) C
6 4 (4.60%) SQL
7 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.30%) VBScript
9 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (36.78%) Security Cleared
2 17 (19.54%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.09%) CREST Certified
3 14 (16.09%) DV Cleared
3 14 (16.09%) OSCP
4 13 (14.94%) CEH
5 7 (8.05%) ISEB
5 7 (8.05%) ISTQB
5 7 (8.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (6.90%) SANS
7 5 (5.75%) CISSP
7 5 (5.75%) CLAS
7 5 (5.75%) GIAC
8 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.30%) Degree
8 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (2.30%) MCITP
8 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.15%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.84%) QA
2 11 (12.64%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.15%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.15%) RMADS
4 1 (1.15%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Nagios
2 1 (1.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.15%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
2 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
1 11 (12.64%) Splunk
2 10 (11.49%) Atlassian
3 9 (10.34%) Sitecore
4 7 (8.05%) HP
5 3 (3.45%) IBM
5 3 (3.45%) Qualys
5 3 (3.45%) VMware
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco
6 2 (2.30%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.15%) Capita
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago