The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
UK
Rank 455 453 483
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +30
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 137 172 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.42% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 108 71
Median daily rate £463 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £501 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £382 £345
% change year-on-year
+17.72% +10.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £53.81 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £53.81 -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36787 40770 39839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.22% 81.73% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24383 26360 25795
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1195 1065
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing within the UK.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing within the UK.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 16 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
England -1 128 £450 +15.75% 47
London -5 54 £500 +25.00% 20
South East +23 39 £450 -10.00% 10
Buckinghamshire +18 19 £405 -23.58% 1
North West +14 15 £425 +15.88% 5
Milton Keynes +16 14 £405 -23.58% 1
Manchester +7 14 £425 +13.33% 4
Berkshire - 10 £450 - 5
City of London -2 7 £475 -13.63% 5
Bracknell - 7 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +9 6 £300 +6.66% 4
South Wales +18 5 £600 -
West Yorkshire +10 5 £275 - 4
Wales +8 5 £600 -
Leeds +2 5 £275 - 4
North East -17 4 £313 - 1
Tyne and Wear -18 4 £313 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 4 £313 - 1
Newport - 4 £663 -
West Sussex +6 3 - -
Midlands +1 3 - -
Surrey 0 3 - - 2
West Midlands -8 3 £513 +83.03% 1
Worthing - 3 - -
Hampshire +12 2 £413 +6.45% 1
East of England +1 2 £575 +187.50% 1
Scotland 0 2 £550 +51.72% 1
Reading - 2 £525 - 2
Newport Pagnell - 2 £380 -
Cardiff +20 1 £500 -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 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 with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 131 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (34.32%) Java
3 87 (28.71%) Selenium
4 79 (26.07%) Automated Testing
5 77 (25.41%) Penetration Testing
6 74 (24.42%) Scrum
7 73 (24.09%) Continuous Integration
7 73 (24.09%) Test Automation
8 70 (23.10%) Performance Testing
9 59 (19.47%) OWASP
10 58 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
11 56 (18.48%) QA
12 54 (17.82%) Security Cleared
13 53 (17.49%) Web Services
14 52 (17.16%) Open Source
14 52 (17.16%) Continuous Delivery
15 46 (15.18%) BDD
16 45 (14.85%) Python
17 43 (14.19%) Windows
17 43 (14.19%) Gherkin
17 43 (14.19%) Unit Testing
18 41 (13.53%) JIRA
18 41 (13.53%) SoapUI
18 41 (13.53%) Continuous Improvement
18 41 (13.53%) Jenkins
18 41 (13.53%) Software Engineering
18 41 (13.53%) Defect Management
19 40 (13.20%) Usability Testing
20 39 (12.87%) CISSP
21 38 (12.54%) User Stories

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills 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 19 (6.27%) nginx
2 17 (5.61%) Confluence
3 13 (4.29%) CMS
4 9 (2.97%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (2.64%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.65%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.32%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.32%) Drupal
9 3 (0.99%) JBoss
9 3 (0.99%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.66%) Apache
10 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.33%) IIS
11 1 (0.33%) SAS
11 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.30%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.31%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.32%) MS Office
3 4 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.99%) Temenos T24
1 3 (0.99%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.31%) PaaS
4 3 (0.99%) Akamai
4 3 (0.99%) SaaS
5 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.66%) IaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.21%) Firewall
2 12 (3.96%) Network Security
3 9 (2.97%) HTTP
3 9 (2.97%) Internet
3 9 (2.97%) VPN
4 8 (2.64%) Kerberos
5 6 (1.98%) 2G
5 6 (1.98%) 3G
5 6 (1.98%) 4G
5 6 (1.98%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (1.98%) LTE
5 6 (1.98%) MVNO
5 6 (1.98%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (1.65%) LDAP
6 5 (1.65%) VoLTE
7 4 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.99%) DHCP
8 3 (0.99%) DNS
8 3 (0.99%) Intranet
8 3 (0.99%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.60%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (3.63%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.64%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.31%) Big Data
4 7 (2.31%) MySQL
5 5 (1.65%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.66%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.66%) Impala
6 2 (0.66%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) DB2
7 1 (0.33%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 87 (28.71%) Selenium
2 41 (13.53%) Jenkins
2 41 (13.53%) JIRA
2 41 (13.53%) SoapUI
3 34 (11.22%) JMeter
4 20 (6.60%) JUnit
5 19 (6.27%) CircleCI
5 19 (6.27%) Travis CI
6 18 (5.94%) Cucumber
7 17 (5.61%) Maven
8 16 (5.28%) WebDriver
9 14 (4.62%) Visual Studio
10 11 (3.63%) Git (software)
11 10 (3.30%) Burp Suite
12 9 (2.97%) Ant
12 9 (2.97%) Apache Ivy
12 9 (2.97%) Bitbucket
12 9 (2.97%) eggPlant
12 9 (2.97%) Gradle
12 9 (2.97%) LoadRunner
General
1 32 (10.56%) Finance
2 12 (3.96%) Legal
3 11 (3.63%) Retail
4 8 (2.64%) Banking
5 6 (1.98%) Marketing
6 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.99%) Back Office
7 3 (0.99%) Electronics
7 3 (0.99%) Games
7 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.66%) Advertising
8 2 (0.66%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 80 (26.40%) Tester
2 40 (13.20%) Analyst
2 40 (13.20%) Automation Tester
3 38 (12.54%) Architect
3 38 (12.54%) Consultant
4 32 (10.56%) Developer
5 30 (9.90%) Security Consultant
6 25 (8.25%) Security Architect
6 25 (8.25%) Security Engineer
7 23 (7.59%) Security Analyst
8 22 (7.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 22 (7.26%) Selenium Tester
9 21 (6.93%) Developer in Test
10 18 (5.94%) Test Engineer
11 16 (5.28%) Java Automation Tester
11 16 (5.28%) Penetration Tester
12 14 (4.62%) Test Automation Developer
13 12 (3.96%) IT Analyst
14 11 (3.63%) IT Security Analyst
14 11 (3.63%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (17.49%) Web Services
2 43 (14.19%) Gherkin
3 35 (11.55%) RESTful
4 23 (7.59%) .NET
5 17 (5.61%) XML
6 10 (3.30%) REST
7 9 (2.97%) HTML
7 9 (2.97%) JSON
7 9 (2.97%) Spring
8 8 (2.64%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.31%) SAML
10 6 (1.98%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.98%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.65%) Drools
12 4 (1.32%) CSS
12 4 (1.32%) OAuth
12 4 (1.32%) SOAP
13 3 (0.99%) Chai
14 2 (0.66%) Kafka
15 1 (0.33%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.60%) Cryptography
2 19 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.30%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (2.97%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.97%) Visualisation
6 6 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.65%) CESG
8 3 (0.99%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.99%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.99%) PKI
8 3 (0.99%) Replication
9 2 (0.66%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.66%) SCADA
9 2 (0.66%) Statistics
10 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.19%) Windows
2 35 (11.55%) Unix
3 34 (11.22%) Linux
4 6 (1.98%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.99%) Android
5 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (26.07%) Automated Testing
3 77 (25.41%) Penetration Testing
4 74 (24.42%) Scrum
5 73 (24.09%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (24.09%) Test Automation
6 70 (23.10%) Performance Testing
7 59 (19.47%) OWASP
8 52 (17.16%) Continuous Delivery
8 52 (17.16%) Open Source
9 46 (15.18%) BDD
10 43 (14.19%) Unit Testing
11 41 (13.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 41 (13.53%) Defect Management
11 41 (13.53%) Software Engineering
12 40 (13.20%) Usability Testing
13 38 (12.54%) User Stories
14 35 (11.55%) Cybersecurity
14 35 (11.55%) Risk Management
14 35 (11.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 104 (34.32%) Java
2 45 (14.85%) Python
3 34 (11.22%) Groovy
4 31 (10.23%) Ruby
5 30 (9.90%) Scala
6 20 (6.60%) PHP
6 20 (6.60%) SQL
7 17 (5.61%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.95%) C#
9 12 (3.96%) C++
10 5 (1.65%) C
11 2 (0.66%) Perl
11 2 (0.66%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.66%) R
11 2 (0.66%) VBScript
11 2 (0.66%) XPath
11 2 (0.66%) XQuery
12 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (17.82%) Security Cleared
2 39 (12.87%) CISSP
3 35 (11.55%) SC Cleared
4 31 (10.23%) CREST Certified
5 30 (9.90%) CEH
6 21 (6.93%) OSCP
7 20 (6.60%) DV Cleared
8 17 (5.61%) Degree
9 15 (4.95%) CHECK Team Member
10 13 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (3.96%) CISM
11 12 (3.96%) ISTQB
12 11 (3.63%) ISEB
12 11 (3.63%) SANS
13 9 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (2.64%) CLAS
15 7 (2.31%) GIAC
16 4 (1.32%) CISA
16 4 (1.32%) GPEN
17 3 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (18.48%) QA
2 17 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (4.95%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.65%) RMADS
6 4 (1.32%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 2 (0.66%) BS7799
7 2 (0.66%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.66%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.64%) Nessus
2 6 (1.98%) HP Fortify
3 4 (1.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.99%) Ambari
4 3 (0.99%) Nagios
5 2 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.66%) Puppet
5 2 (0.66%) SCCM
6 1 (0.33%) Ansible
6 1 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.33%) collectd
6 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.33%) Nmap
6 1 (0.33%) SCOM
6 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (7.26%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.27%) HP
3 18 (5.94%) Atlassian
4 13 (4.29%) VMware
5 12 (3.96%) Splunk
6 10 (3.30%) Cisco
7 9 (2.97%) Sitecore
8 8 (2.64%) IBM
8 8 (2.64%) Palo Alto
9 7 (2.31%) LogRhythm
10 6 (1.98%) AppSense
10 6 (1.98%) Brocade
10 6 (1.98%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.98%) Fortinet
10 6 (1.98%) Qualys
11 5 (1.65%) Google
12 4 (1.32%) SAP
13 3 (0.99%) Calypso
13 3 (0.99%) Guidewire
13 3 (0.99%) Temenos
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