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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 213 246 214
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -32
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 44 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.39% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 21
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £414 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £39.37 £60.74 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £60.98 -
% change year-on-year
-35.43% -
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
6813 7909 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.43% 79.66% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 4846 3982
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 270 274
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.09 £21.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +71.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.57 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Hampshire +9 11 £500 +31.14% 2
West Sussex +11 9 £400 +23.07% 1
Surrey +7 9 £345 -8.00% 2
Berkshire +3 8 £363 -10.76% 2
Buckinghamshire +18 6 £413 +26.92% 2
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 24 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.36%) QA
2 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
3 17 (25.37%) Scrum
3 17 (25.37%) Test Automation
4 15 (22.39%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (22.39%) Windows
5 14 (20.90%) Unix
5 14 (20.90%) Information Security
5 14 (20.90%) Selenium
6 13 (19.40%) Performance Testing
6 13 (19.40%) Automated Testing
6 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
7 12 (17.91%) Linux
7 12 (17.91%) Java
7 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
8 11 (16.42%) PCI DSS
8 11 (16.42%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (16.42%) ISTQB
8 11 (16.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (16.42%) Web Services
9 10 (14.93%) HP
9 10 (14.93%) ISEB
9 10 (14.93%) Risk Management
9 10 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (14.93%) SoapUI
10 9 (13.43%) RESTful
10 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing

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 6 (8.96%) Confluence
2 4 (5.97%) Apache
2 4 (5.97%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) JBoss
4 1 (1.49%) nginx
4 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.48%) PaaS
3 2 (2.99%) IaaS
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Network Security
2 2 (2.99%) Firewall
2 2 (2.99%) FTP
2 2 (2.99%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) IPsec
2 2 (2.99%) SMTP
2 2 (2.99%) SSH
3 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Big Data
1 4 (5.97%) Hadoop
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) DB2
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.49%) MySQL
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (20.90%) Selenium
2 10 (14.93%) SoapUI
3 7 (10.45%) JIRA
4 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.46%) SpecFlow
6 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.99%) QARun
7 2 (2.99%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (2.99%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.99%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.49%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.49%) JUnit
8 1 (1.49%) Maven
8 1 (1.49%) TestNG
8 1 (1.49%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (5.97%) Legal
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Tester
2 13 (19.40%) Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) Consultant
3 12 (17.91%) Security Consultant
4 11 (16.42%) Automation Tester
5 8 (11.94%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Security Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Test Architect
8 3 (4.48%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) IT Security Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Security Tester
8 3 (4.48%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (4.48%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) Web Services
2 9 (13.43%) RESTful
3 8 (11.94%) .NET
3 8 (11.94%) Gherkin
4 6 (8.96%) XML
5 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.48%) HTML
7 2 (2.99%) REST
8 1 (1.49%) SOAP
8 1 (1.49%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Cryptography
2 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.96%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (5.97%) PKI
4 4 (5.97%) User Experience
5 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.99%) CESG
6 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Windows
2 14 (20.90%) Unix
3 12 (17.91%) Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Kali Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.49%) Android
5 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.37%) Scrum
2 17 (25.37%) Test Automation
3 15 (22.39%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (20.90%) Information Security
5 13 (19.40%) Automated Testing
5 13 (19.40%) Performance Testing
6 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (14.93%) Risk Management
8 9 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (13.43%) Defect Management
8 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
8 9 (13.43%) Test Scripting
8 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
8 9 (13.43%) User Stories
9 8 (11.94%) Data Protection
9 8 (11.94%) DevOps
9 8 (11.94%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) Java
2 7 (10.45%) Groovy
2 7 (10.45%) Scala
3 6 (8.96%) C#
3 6 (8.96%) SQL
4 4 (5.97%) Python
5 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.48%) VBScript
6 1 (1.49%) C
6 1 (1.49%) PHP
6 1 (1.49%) Ruby
6 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.42%) ISTQB
4 10 (14.93%) ISEB
5 8 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (10.45%) CISSP
7 5 (7.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (4.48%) CEH
8 3 (4.48%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.48%) Degree
8 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (4.48%) MCITP
8 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.99%) IRCA
9 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.49%) CHECK Team Member
10 1 (1.49%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.36%) QA
2 11 (16.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (16.42%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.99%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (2.99%) RMADS
3 2 (2.99%) SSAE 16
4 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.49%) EFQM
4 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.49%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) SCCM
3 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) HP
3 6 (8.96%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.97%) IBM
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle
4 4 (5.97%) VMware
5 3 (4.48%) Cisco
5 3 (4.48%) Qualys
6 2 (2.99%) Citrix
6 2 (2.99%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.99%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.99%) Splunk
7 1 (1.49%) SAP
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