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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 210 236 238
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 36 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.36% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 12
Median daily rate £450 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £382 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.80% +1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6201 7507 7562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.12% 79.65% 76.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3674 4426 4223
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 312 288
Median hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +61.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +29 13 £525 -0.94% 1
Berkshire +15 8 £450 +40.62% 2
West Sussex +14 8 £280 -13.84% 2
Hampshire +16 3 £450 +16.12% 2
Middlesex -1 3 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 - 1
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 32 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.25%) Test Automation
3 27 (33.75%) Selenium
3 27 (33.75%) Security Cleared
4 25 (31.25%) Scrum
5 23 (28.75%) Performance Testing
6 21 (26.25%) QA
7 20 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (25.00%) Java
8 19 (23.75%) Unix
8 19 (23.75%) Automated Testing
9 18 (22.50%) Windows
9 18 (22.50%) Risk Management
10 16 (20.00%) Groovy
11 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
11 15 (18.75%) Unit Testing
11 15 (18.75%) Web Services
12 14 (17.50%) JIRA
13 13 (16.25%) PCI DSS
13 13 (16.25%) SoapUI
13 13 (16.25%) Vulnerability Management
13 13 (16.25%) User Stories
13 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
13 13 (16.25%) Information Security
13 13 (16.25%) Defect Management
14 12 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (15.00%) Gherkin
14 12 (15.00%) RESTful
14 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS

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 (12.50%) Confluence
2 5 (6.25%) CMS
2 5 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (5.00%) Apache
3 4 (5.00%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.50%) JBoss
4 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.25%) nginx
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) MS Office
2 3 (3.75%) MS Project
2 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) PaaS
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) Firewall
2 5 (6.25%) HTTP
2 5 (6.25%) Network Security
3 2 (2.50%) FTP
3 2 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (2.50%) IPsec
3 2 (2.50%) SMTP
3 2 (2.50%) SSH
4 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Big Data
1 4 (5.00%) Hadoop
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) DB2
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.25%) MySQL
2 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (33.75%) Selenium
2 14 (17.50%) JIRA
3 13 (16.25%) SoapUI
4 7 (8.75%) WebDriver
5 6 (7.50%) Maven
6 5 (6.25%) Ant
6 5 (6.25%) Apache Ivy
6 5 (6.25%) Bitbucket
6 5 (6.25%) eggPlant
6 5 (6.25%) Gradle
6 5 (6.25%) JMeter
6 5 (6.25%) SpecFlow
6 5 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (1.25%) Metasploit
10 1 (1.25%) TestNG
General
1 9 (11.25%) Legal
2 7 (8.75%) Retail
3 4 (5.00%) Finance
4 3 (3.75%) Back Office
5 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Tester
2 14 (17.50%) Consultant
3 13 (16.25%) Analyst
3 13 (16.25%) Security Consultant
4 12 (15.00%) Automation Tester
5 11 (13.75%) Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Security Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Developer in Test
8 4 (5.00%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 4 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (5.00%) Software Tester
8 4 (5.00%) Test Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.75%) Web Services
2 12 (15.00%) Gherkin
2 12 (15.00%) RESTful
3 10 (12.50%) XML
4 7 (8.75%) .NET
5 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.25%) JSON
5 5 (6.25%) REST
6 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Cryptography
2 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.25%) Visualisation
5 4 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (5.00%) PKI
6 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.50%) CESG
7 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.75%) Unix
2 18 (22.50%) Windows
3 6 (7.50%) Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.25%) Test Automation
3 25 (31.25%) Scrum
4 23 (28.75%) Performance Testing
5 20 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
6 19 (23.75%) Automated Testing
7 18 (22.50%) Risk Management
8 15 (18.75%) Unit Testing
9 13 (16.25%) Defect Management
9 13 (16.25%) Information Security
9 13 (16.25%) User Stories
9 13 (16.25%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (15.00%) Software Engineering
10 12 (15.00%) Usability Testing
11 11 (13.75%) API Testing
11 11 (13.75%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (13.75%) Exploratory Testing
11 11 (13.75%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) Java
2 16 (20.00%) Groovy
3 11 (13.75%) Scala
4 7 (8.75%) Python
4 7 (8.75%) Ruby
5 5 (6.25%) C#
5 5 (6.25%) C++
5 5 (6.25%) SQL
6 4 (5.00%) C
7 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.50%) VBScript
9 1 (1.25%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (33.75%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.25%) CEH
4 8 (10.00%) CISSP
5 7 (8.75%) CREST Certified
5 7 (8.75%) DV Cleared
5 7 (8.75%) ISEB
5 7 (8.75%) ISTQB
5 7 (8.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (8.75%) OSCP
6 6 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (6.25%) CLAS
7 5 (6.25%) GIAC
7 5 (6.25%) SANS
8 2 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.50%) Degree
8 2 (2.50%) IRCA
8 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.25%) QA
2 13 (16.25%) PCI DSS
3 11 (13.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.50%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (2.50%) RMADS
4 2 (2.50%) SSAE 16
5 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.25%) EFQM
5 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.25%) Puppet
2 1 (1.25%) SCCM
2 1 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Atlassian
3 8 (10.00%) HP
3 8 (10.00%) Splunk
4 5 (6.25%) Sitecore
5 4 (5.00%) IBM
5 4 (5.00%) Qualys
6 3 (3.75%) Intel Security
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle
6 3 (3.75%) VMware
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco
7 2 (2.50%) Citrix
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