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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 229 225 227
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 36 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.51% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.64% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 33 19
Median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £350 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £378 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.12% +11.17%
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 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-35.43% +10.87%
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
7036 7773 7115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.79% 79.29% 76.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4294 4755 3991
Median daily rate £424 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
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 262 258 263
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +72.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Surrey -13 9 £375 -6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £500 +11.11%
Hampshire +6 7 £550 +41.93% 2
Berkshire +2 6 £425 +4.61% 2
West Sussex - 5 £388 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 26 (32.91%) Security Cleared
2 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (29.11%) Unix
4 21 (26.58%) Linux
4 21 (26.58%) HP
5 20 (25.32%) ISTQB
6 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
7 18 (22.78%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (22.78%) SC Cleared
7 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
8 17 (21.52%) Information Security
9 16 (20.25%) Windows
10 14 (17.72%) ISEB
10 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
10 14 (17.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (17.72%) QA
11 13 (16.46%) Test Automation
11 13 (16.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (15.19%) .NET
12 12 (15.19%) PCI DSS
12 12 (15.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 11 (13.92%) Performance Testing
13 11 (13.92%) Web Services
13 11 (13.92%) Java
13 11 (13.92%) CISSP
13 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
13 11 (13.92%) Scrum
13 11 (13.92%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (12.66%) Cisco

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 4 (5.06%) Apache
1 4 (5.06%) Apache Pig
1 4 (5.06%) Confluence
2 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.53%) JBoss
4 1 (1.27%) nginx
4 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.80%) PaaS
3 2 (2.53%) IaaS
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.80%) FTP
2 3 (3.80%) Internet
2 3 (3.80%) IPsec
2 3 (3.80%) Network Security
2 3 (3.80%) SMTP
2 3 (3.80%) SSH
3 2 (2.53%) Firewall
4 1 (1.27%) 802.15
4 1 (1.27%) DNS
4 1 (1.27%) IPv6
4 1 (1.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) Big Data
2 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.27%) DB2
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.27%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Selenium
2 9 (11.39%) SoapUI
3 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.33%) JIRA
5 4 (5.06%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.53%) AppScan
7 2 (2.53%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.53%) Maven
7 2 (2.53%) Metasploit
7 2 (2.53%) QARun
7 2 (2.53%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.53%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.27%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.27%) Gradle
8 1 (1.27%) TestNG
8 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Legal
2 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Tester
2 14 (17.72%) Analyst
2 14 (17.72%) Consultant
3 13 (16.46%) Security Consultant
4 10 (12.66%) Test Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Automation Tester
6 7 (8.86%) Architect
6 7 (8.86%) Test Manager
7 6 (7.59%) Security Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Security Specialist
7 6 (7.59%) Test Specialist
8 5 (6.33%) Programme Manager
8 5 (6.33%) Programme Test Manager
8 5 (6.33%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Test Programme Manager
9 4 (5.06%) Information Security Consultant
9 4 (5.06%) Integration Specialist
9 4 (5.06%) Release Manager
9 4 (5.06%) Security Advisor
9 4 (5.06%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.19%) .NET
2 11 (13.92%) Web Services
3 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.13%) HTML
3 8 (10.13%) XML
4 6 (7.59%) RESTful
5 4 (5.06%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.06%) Gherkin
5 4 (5.06%) SOAP
5 4 (5.06%) XML Messaging
6 2 (2.53%) REST
7 1 (1.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Cryptography
2 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.86%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.59%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (5.06%) CESG
4 4 (5.06%) PKI
4 4 (5.06%) User Experience
5 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.27%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.11%) Unix
2 21 (26.58%) Linux
3 16 (20.25%) Windows
4 3 (3.80%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.53%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.27%) Android
6 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.78%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
3 17 (21.52%) Information Security
4 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
4 14 (17.72%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (16.46%) Test Automation
6 11 (13.92%) Performance Testing
6 11 (13.92%) Scrum
6 11 (13.92%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (12.66%) Information Assurance
7 10 (12.66%) Unit Testing
8 9 (11.39%) Automated Testing
8 9 (11.39%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (11.39%) DevOps
8 9 (11.39%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.13%) Data Protection
9 8 (10.13%) Defect Management
9 8 (10.13%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) Java
2 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.13%) C#
3 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.86%) Python
4 7 (8.86%) SQL
4 7 (8.86%) VBScript
5 4 (5.06%) Groovy
5 4 (5.06%) Scala
6 3 (3.80%) C
7 2 (2.53%) C++
7 2 (2.53%) Perl
7 2 (2.53%) Ruby
8 1 (1.27%) PHP
8 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (32.91%) Security Cleared
2 20 (25.32%) ISTQB
3 18 (22.78%) SC Cleared
4 14 (17.72%) ISEB
5 13 (16.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (13.92%) CISSP
7 9 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (11.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (11.39%) MCITP
7 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (7.59%) CEH
9 5 (6.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (6.33%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (3.80%) Degree
11 2 (2.53%) CISA
11 2 (2.53%) CISM
11 2 (2.53%) CRISC
11 2 (2.53%) GIAC
11 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.27%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.72%) QA
2 12 (15.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (15.19%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.06%) RMADS
4 2 (2.53%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.53%) SSAE 16
5 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.27%) EFQM
5 1 (1.27%) ISO27005
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.27%) Docker
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.53%) Nessus
2 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.53%) Puppet
3 1 (1.27%) Ansible
3 1 (1.27%) SCCM
3 1 (1.27%) SCOM
3 1 (1.27%) SELinux
Vendors
1 21 (26.58%) HP
2 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.66%) Cisco
4 9 (11.39%) Oracle
5 5 (6.33%) Atlassian
5 5 (6.33%) IBM
6 3 (3.80%) Citrix
6 3 (3.80%) Qualys
6 3 (3.80%) VMware
7 2 (2.53%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.53%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.53%) SAP
7 2 (2.53%) Splunk
7 2 (2.53%) Veracode
8 1 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.27%) Sun
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