The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 475 515 478
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -37
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 119 85 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 62 56
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £570 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £37.49 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.49 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -0.02%

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
England +22 104 £400 +21.21% 43
London +13 45 £425 +16.43% 24
South East +23 35 £400 +23.07% 6
Hampshire - 22 £400 - 2
Scotland +12 10 £330 - 3
Yorkshire -10 8 £305 +1.66% 2
Southampton - 7 £450 -
North West -25 6 £308 -31.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes -1 5 £400 - 1
Glasgow - 5 £330 -
West Yorkshire -8 4 £406 +35.41%
South West -9 4 £352 +8.23% 2
Manchester -14 4 - - 1
Leeds - 4 £406 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £210 - 2
East of England +22 3 £200 -48.38% 3
Wiltshire +12 3 £352 -6.20%
City of London +3 3 £450 +71.42% 9
Surrey +2 3 £350 - 2
Kent - 3 £505 -
York - 3 £205 - 1
Swindon - 3 £352 -
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
Essex +10 2 £200 -61.90%
Birmingham +1 2 £298 - 1
West Midlands -14 2 £298 -8.46% 3
Brentwood - 2 £200 -
Leatherhead - 2 £350 -
Gosport - 2 £405 -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 65 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (27.68%) ISTQB
3 61 (27.23%) .NET
4 56 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 54 (24.11%) HP
6 52 (23.21%) JavaScript
7 50 (22.32%) Security Cleared
8 49 (21.88%) HTML
8 49 (21.88%) UNIX
9 47 (20.98%) SC Cleared
10 46 (20.54%) Test Scripting
10 46 (20.54%) Linux
11 45 (20.09%) Software Testing
12 42 (18.75%) ISEB
13 41 (18.30%) Finance
13 41 (18.30%) Selenium
14 39 (17.41%) Cisco
14 39 (17.41%) Cisco Certification
14 39 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 39 (17.41%) JSP
14 39 (17.41%) MCITP
15 38 (16.96%) SQL
15 38 (16.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 37 (16.52%) Information Assurance
16 37 (16.52%) ASP.NET
17 35 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 34 (15.18%) Java
18 34 (15.18%) MS Excel
19 33 (14.73%) Knowledge Management
20 32 (14.29%) BDD

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (2.68%) IIS
2 5 (2.23%) Apache
2 5 (2.23%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.34%) Node.js
3 3 (1.34%) nginx
3 3 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.89%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 34 (15.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) SaaS
2 3 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 3 (1.34%) Route 53
2 3 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.34%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.13%) Firewall
1 7 (3.13%) Internet
2 6 (2.68%) HTTP
3 5 (2.23%) Wireless
3 5 (2.23%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.23%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.79%) Network Security
5 3 (1.34%) FTP
6 2 (0.89%) SSL
6 2 (0.89%) DNS
6 2 (0.89%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.45%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.45%) VPN
7 1 (0.45%) WAN
7 1 (0.45%) SAN
7 1 (0.45%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.13%) Oracle Database
1 7 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 7 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.34%) Redis
2 3 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (1.34%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.34%) MySQL
2 3 (1.34%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.89%) MS Access
3 2 (0.89%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.89%) SimpleDB
3 2 (0.89%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.89%) Couchbase
3 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.45%) Big Data
4 1 (0.45%) Voldemort
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (18.30%) Selenium
2 23 (10.27%) WebDriver
3 19 (8.48%) Cucumber
4 17 (7.59%) SoapUI
5 15 (6.70%) SpecFlow
6 10 (4.46%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (4.02%) Git (software)
7 9 (4.02%) LoadRunner
8 8 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.57%) JIRA
9 6 (2.68%) JMeter
9 6 (2.68%) JBehave
9 6 (2.68%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.68%) Capybara
10 5 (2.23%) Fiddler
11 4 (1.79%) Subversion
11 4 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.34%) Karma Test Runner
12 3 (1.34%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.34%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (18.30%) Finance
2 12 (5.36%) Banking
2 12 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.57%) Retail
4 3 (1.34%) Legal
5 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Billing
5 1 (0.45%) Automotive
5 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (17.86%) Analyst
2 34 (15.18%) Tester
3 29 (12.95%) Test Analyst
4 24 (10.71%) Test Manager
5 21 (9.38%) Test Specialist
6 19 (8.48%) Test Leader
7 14 (6.25%) Consultant
8 13 (5.80%) Security Consultant
8 13 (5.80%) Architect
9 10 (4.46%) Security Analyst
10 9 (4.02%) Security Manager
11 8 (3.57%) Automation Tester
12 7 (3.13%) Security Architect
12 7 (3.13%) Software Tester
12 7 (3.13%) Developer
13 6 (2.68%) QA Engineer
13 6 (2.68%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (2.68%) Automation Analyst
14 5 (2.23%) Penetration Tester
14 5 (2.23%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (27.23%) .NET
2 49 (21.88%) HTML
3 39 (17.41%) JSP
4 37 (16.52%) ASP.NET
5 21 (9.38%) SOAP
5 21 (9.38%) XML
6 15 (6.70%) Web Services
7 14 (6.25%) JSON
8 11 (4.91%) RESTful
9 9 (4.02%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.68%) REST
11 4 (1.79%) CSS
12 2 (0.89%) POSIX
12 2 (0.89%) ODBC
12 2 (0.89%) XML Messaging
12 2 (0.89%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.89%) Gherkin
13 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.45%) KnockoutJS
13 1 (0.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.80%) PKI
3 11 (4.91%) Cryptography
4 8 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.13%) Open Source
6 6 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.23%) Video on Demand
7 5 (2.23%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.34%) Statistics
8 3 (1.34%) W3C
8 3 (1.34%) EPoS
9 2 (0.89%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.89%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.89%) CESG
9 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.89%) User Experience
9 2 (0.89%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.45%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 49 (21.88%) UNIX
2 46 (20.54%) Linux
3 20 (8.93%) Windows
4 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.79%) Solaris
5 4 (1.79%) Android
5 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.89%) HPUX
6 2 (0.89%) SUSE
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (20.54%) Test Scripting
3 45 (20.09%) Software Testing
4 37 (16.52%) Information Assurance
5 33 (14.73%) Knowledge Management
6 32 (14.29%) BDD
7 31 (13.84%) Risk Management
8 28 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 28 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 27 (12.05%) Performance Testing
9 27 (12.05%) Test Management
9 27 (12.05%) Automated Testing
10 25 (11.16%) Information Security
10 25 (11.16%) Manual Testing
10 25 (11.16%) Test Strategy
11 24 (10.71%) Project Management
12 19 (8.48%) Scrum
13 18 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.21%) JavaScript
2 38 (16.96%) SQL
3 34 (15.18%) Java
4 31 (13.84%) PowerShell
5 22 (9.82%) C#
6 12 (5.36%) Python
7 11 (4.91%) Groovy
8 10 (4.46%) Ruby
8 10 (4.46%) C++
9 9 (4.02%) C
10 7 (3.13%) Perl
11 5 (2.23%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.34%) PHP
13 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.89%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.89%) VBA
13 2 (0.89%) VB
13 2 (0.89%) Scala
14 1 (0.45%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 62 (27.68%) ISTQB
2 50 (22.32%) Security Cleared
3 47 (20.98%) SC Cleared
4 42 (18.75%) ISEB
5 39 (17.41%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (17.41%) MCITP
6 38 (16.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 35 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (8.48%) CISSP
9 11 (4.91%) Degree
10 10 (4.46%) DV Cleared
11 9 (4.02%) CISM
12 7 (3.13%) CISA
13 6 (2.68%) GIAC
14 5 (2.23%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (1.79%) CRISC
16 3 (1.34%) CEH
16 3 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 2 (0.89%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.84%) QA
2 22 (9.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (5.80%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.79%) SLA
5 2 (0.89%) COBIT
5 2 (0.89%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.89%) FATCA
6 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.45%) XenApp
2 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.04%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.79%) Puppet
3 3 (1.34%) HAProxy
3 3 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.34%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.89%) Ansible
4 2 (0.89%) Salt
5 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.45%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.45%) SCCM
5 1 (0.45%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.45%) Nessus
5 1 (0.45%) Nmap
5 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 54 (24.11%) HP
3 39 (17.41%) Cisco
4 22 (9.82%) Oracle
5 5 (2.23%) VMware
6 3 (1.34%) Citrix
7 2 (0.89%) NetApp
7 2 (0.89%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.89%) SAP
7 2 (0.89%) ATG
7 2 (0.89%) hybris
8 1 (0.45%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.45%) Percona
8 1 (0.45%) Facebook
8 1 (0.45%) Twitter
8 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.45%) F5
8 1 (0.45%) Veeam
8 1 (0.45%) Actimize
8 1 (0.45%) Fortinet
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
London & Partners
Rate: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Livingston
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago