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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 216 226 234
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 42 28 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.30% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.38% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 1
Average daily rate £500 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £405
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.56 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.25 - £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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6781 7326 6354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.55% 77.29% 74.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4156 4012 3382
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 240 268
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey +8 19 £500 - 5
Hampshire +2 14 £388 -16.21% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £530 - 1
East Sussex - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £325 -
Berkshire +4 1 - - 10
Middlesex - 1 £550 - 2
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 26 (41.94%) Information Security
2 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.26%) CISSP
4 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 18 (29.03%) CISM
4 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
4 18 (29.03%) Security Cleared
5 17 (27.42%) ISTQB
6 14 (22.58%) Oracle
6 14 (22.58%) Information Assurance
7 13 (20.97%) SQL
7 13 (20.97%) Cisco
8 12 (19.35%) HP
8 12 (19.35%) Unix
8 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
8 12 (19.35%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (17.74%) Middleware
10 10 (16.13%) ISEB
10 10 (16.13%) Linux
10 10 (16.13%) Waterfall
10 10 (16.13%) Software Testing
10 10 (16.13%) Degree
10 10 (16.13%) QA
11 9 (14.52%) Finance
11 9 (14.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (12.90%) Security Management
12 8 (12.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (12.90%) CRM
12 8 (12.90%) HTML

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (11.29%) IIS
2 6 (9.68%) JBoss
3 2 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.23%) CMS
3 2 (3.23%) concrete5
3 2 (3.23%) Drupal
3 2 (3.23%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (3.23%) Joomla!
3 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.23%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.23%) WordPress
4 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) 3ds Max
2 2 (3.23%) Acrobat
2 2 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.23%) GIMP
2 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.23%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Magento
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.23%) FTP
2 2 (3.23%) Internet
2 2 (3.23%) IPsec
2 2 (3.23%) LAN
2 2 (3.23%) NAS
2 2 (3.23%) SAN
2 2 (3.23%) SMTP
2 2 (3.23%) SSH
2 2 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (1.61%) 802.15
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
3 1 (1.61%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) IPv6
3 1 (1.61%) Network Security
3 1 (1.61%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.29%) SoapUI
3 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.45%) Selenium
5 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.23%) Grunt
7 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.61%) JIRA
7 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.61%) MSTest
7 1 (1.61%) NCrunch
7 1 (1.61%) WatiN
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Law
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
4 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 15 (24.19%) Consultant
3 14 (22.58%) Test Analyst
4 12 (19.35%) Security Consultant
5 11 (17.74%) Project Consultant
6 10 (16.13%) Architect
7 9 (14.52%) Security Architect
8 5 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) QA Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Security Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Tester
10 3 (4.84%) Developer
10 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Security Architect
10 3 (4.84%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 3 (4.84%) Integration Specialist
10 3 (4.84%) Security Specialist
10 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.84%) Test Specialist
11 2 (3.23%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) Middleware
2 8 (12.90%) HTML
3 7 (11.29%) .NET
4 6 (9.68%) SOAP
5 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.06%) Web Services
5 5 (8.06%) XML
5 5 (8.06%) XML Messaging
6 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.23%) Backbone.js
6 2 (3.23%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (3.23%) CSS3
6 2 (3.23%) D3.js
6 2 (3.23%) Ember.js
6 2 (3.23%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (3.23%) jQuery
6 2 (3.23%) Laravel
6 2 (3.23%) MooTools
6 2 (3.23%) PhoneGap
6 2 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Driving Licence
1 7 (11.29%) Embedded Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Smartcard
2 6 (9.68%) User Experience
3 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.84%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.84%) Smart Meter
6 2 (3.23%) CESG
6 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.23%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.61%) EPoS
7 1 (1.61%) FMCG
7 1 (1.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Unix
2 10 (16.13%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) Android
3 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.45%) Windows
5 2 (3.23%) CentOS
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) Information Security
2 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.58%) Information Assurance
4 12 (19.35%) Risk Analysis
4 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 10 (16.13%) Software Testing
5 10 (16.13%) Waterfall
6 8 (12.90%) CRM
6 8 (12.90%) Security Architecture
6 8 (12.90%) Security Management
7 7 (11.29%) Data Protection
7 7 (11.29%) SABSA
7 7 (11.29%) Scrum
7 7 (11.29%) TOGAF
8 6 (9.68%) Analytics
8 6 (9.68%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Business Development
8 6 (9.68%) Data Analytics
8 6 (9.68%) Quality Management
8 6 (9.68%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) SQL
2 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.06%) Java
3 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.84%) C#
4 3 (4.84%) PHP
5 2 (3.23%) ActionScript
5 2 (3.23%) Apple Swift
5 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.23%) C++
5 2 (3.23%) Objective-C
5 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) Ruby
5 2 (3.23%) VB
6 1 (1.61%) Groovy
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) CISSP
2 18 (29.03%) CISM
2 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
2 18 (29.03%) Security Cleared
3 17 (27.42%) ISTQB
4 10 (16.13%) Degree
4 10 (16.13%) ISEB
5 9 (14.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (11.29%) CISA
6 7 (11.29%) IISP
7 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (8.06%) MCITP
7 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.84%) Cyber Scheme
9 3 (4.84%) OSCP
10 2 (3.23%) CREST Certified
10 2 (3.23%) Tigerscheme
11 1 (1.61%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) QA
2 8 (12.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (11.29%) ISO27005
3 7 (11.29%) PCI DSS
4 6 (9.68%) ISAE 3402
4 6 (9.68%) ISO 9001
5 3 (4.84%) RMADS
6 2 (3.23%) JSP 440
7 1 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.23%) Sendmail
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.58%) Oracle
3 13 (20.97%) Cisco
4 12 (19.35%) HP
5 7 (11.29%) Sun
6 6 (9.68%) ArcSight
6 6 (9.68%) Barracuda Networks
6 6 (9.68%) IBM
6 6 (9.68%) Intel Security
6 6 (9.68%) Qualys
6 6 (9.68%) Tripwire
7 2 (3.23%) Adobe
7 2 (3.23%) Citrix
7 2 (3.23%) Sitecore
7 2 (3.23%) VMware
7 2 (3.23%) Zend
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £60.98 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago