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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 469 499 541
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +42
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 161 110 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.21% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 75 32
Average daily rate £400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £590 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £405
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £14.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 - £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 - £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £9.50

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
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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
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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 +18 133 £400 -2.08% 75
London +9 51 £400 -5.88% 31
South East +17 42 £500 +17.64% 21
Surrey +12 20 £500 - 7
Scotland +7 20 £400 +10.65% 1
Edinburgh +3 15 £400 +3.22% 1
North West -11 15 £388 +28.09% 8
Hampshire +5 13 £388 -8.82% 1
Manchester -8 12 £400 +21.21% 7
Yorkshire -10 8 £450 +12.50% 5
City of London +47 5 £525 +50.00% 6
Glasgow +10 5 £375 +10.61%
Leeds -7 5 £369 -7.81% 2
West Yorkshire -8 5 £369 -7.81% 2
Leatherhead - 5 £415 - 2
East of England +7 4 £200 - 1
South West -1 4 £386 +18.84% 4
Redhill - 4 - -
Bristol +3 3 £400 +77.77%
Essex +1 3 £200 - 1
West Midlands -13 3 £280 -6.27% 5
Buckinghamshire - 3 £530 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £530 - 1
Southampton +12 2 £331 -
Brentwood +5 2 £200 - 1
Birmingham -5 2 £273 -17.42% 1
East Midlands - 2 £600 -
Midlands - 2 £600 -
North East - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 109 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (31.80%) Information Assurance
3 101 (30.89%) Software Testing
4 82 (25.08%) Finance
5 69 (21.10%) Information Security
6 61 (18.65%) ISTQB
7 60 (18.35%) Security Cleared
8 57 (17.43%) ISEB
9 55 (16.82%) SQL
10 53 (16.21%) Banking
11 52 (15.90%) SC Cleared
12 50 (15.29%) QA
13 47 (14.37%) Test Scripting
14 46 (14.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 44 (13.46%) Non-Functional Testing
15 44 (13.46%) CISSP
16 43 (13.15%) Selenium
17 40 (12.23%) Penetration Testing
17 40 (12.23%) Java
18 39 (11.93%) Microsoft
19 36 (11.01%) .NET
19 36 (11.01%) Waterfall
20 35 (10.70%) Risk Management
21 34 (10.40%) Management Information System
21 34 (10.40%) Test Strategy
21 34 (10.40%) Defect Management
22 33 (10.09%) Test Automation
22 33 (10.09%) Automated Testing
22 33 (10.09%) Performance Testing
23 32 (9.79%) Windows

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 18 (5.50%) IIS
2 6 (1.83%) CMS
3 5 (1.53%) JBoss
4 4 (1.22%) Confluence
4 4 (1.22%) Drupal
5 3 (0.92%) Apache
6 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.61%) concrete5
6 2 (0.61%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (0.61%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.61%) WordPress
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.31%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.61%) Acrobat
2 2 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.61%) GIMP
2 2 (0.61%) MS Office
2 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.31%) MS Project
3 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Magento
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.31%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.61%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.50%) Firewall
2 12 (3.67%) HTTP
3 11 (3.36%) Network Security
4 7 (2.14%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.83%) Internet
5 6 (1.83%) Wireless
6 4 (1.22%) DNS
6 4 (1.22%) SSL
7 3 (0.92%) IPsec
7 3 (0.92%) LAN
7 3 (0.92%) SAN
7 3 (0.92%) VPN
7 3 (0.92%) WAN
8 2 (0.61%) 802.15
8 2 (0.61%) NAS
8 2 (0.61%) SMTP
8 2 (0.61%) SSH
8 2 (0.61%) VoIP
8 2 (0.61%) Wireless Security
8 2 (0.61%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.75%) Data Mining
3 9 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.53%) MySQL
5 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.31%) Big Data
7 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.31%) HBase
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (13.15%) Selenium
2 26 (7.95%) Cucumber
3 20 (6.12%) SoapUI
3 20 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (5.81%) JIRA
4 19 (5.81%) SpecFlow
4 19 (5.81%) WebDriver
5 11 (3.36%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.75%) JMeter
6 9 (2.75%) Metasploit
7 8 (2.45%) FitNesse
8 7 (2.14%) HP UFT
8 7 (2.14%) LoadRunner
8 7 (2.14%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.83%) Burp Suite
9 6 (1.83%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.53%) NCrunch
11 4 (1.22%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.22%) Fiddler
11 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 82 (25.08%) Finance
2 53 (16.21%) Banking
3 27 (8.26%) Retail
4 16 (4.89%) Retail Banking
5 10 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.45%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.61%) Law
7 2 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (28.13%) Analyst
2 76 (23.24%) Test Analyst
3 49 (14.98%) Consultant
4 35 (10.70%) Tester
5 33 (10.09%) Test Manager
6 32 (9.79%) Security Consultant
7 27 (8.26%) Architect
8 23 (7.03%) Senior Analyst
8 23 (7.03%) Senior Test Analyst
9 22 (6.73%) Security Architect
10 15 (4.59%) Security Manager
11 14 (4.28%) Automation Analyst
11 14 (4.28%) Security Analyst
11 14 (4.28%) Technical Manager
12 13 (3.98%) Automation Test Analyst
12 13 (3.98%) Security Specialist
13 12 (3.67%) Developer
13 12 (3.67%) Information Manager
13 12 (3.67%) Information Security Manager
14 11 (3.36%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.01%) .NET
2 26 (7.95%) Web Services
3 23 (7.03%) SOAP
4 17 (5.20%) HTML
4 17 (5.20%) Middleware
5 13 (3.98%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.06%) XML
7 7 (2.14%) Gherkin
8 6 (1.83%) REST
9 5 (1.53%) CSS
9 5 (1.53%) JSON
9 5 (1.53%) RESTful
9 5 (1.53%) XML Messaging
10 4 (1.22%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.22%) CSS3
10 4 (1.22%) J2EE
10 4 (1.22%) JSP
10 4 (1.22%) OAuth
11 3 (0.92%) Java EE
11 3 (0.92%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.40%) Management Information System
2 16 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.36%) PKI
5 8 (2.45%) Data Extraction
5 8 (2.45%) User Experience
6 7 (2.14%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.14%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (2.14%) Smartcard
7 6 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.83%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.53%) CESG
8 5 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.53%) EPoS
9 4 (1.22%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.22%) Replication
9 4 (1.22%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.79%) Windows
2 28 (8.56%) Linux
3 26 (7.95%) Unix
4 8 (2.45%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.83%) Android
6 3 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.61%) CentOS
7 2 (0.61%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (31.80%) Information Assurance
3 101 (30.89%) Software Testing
4 69 (21.10%) Information Security
5 47 (14.37%) Test Scripting
6 44 (13.46%) Non-Functional Testing
7 40 (12.23%) Penetration Testing
8 36 (11.01%) Waterfall
9 35 (10.70%) Risk Management
10 34 (10.40%) Defect Management
10 34 (10.40%) Test Strategy
11 33 (10.09%) Automated Testing
11 33 (10.09%) Performance Testing
11 33 (10.09%) Test Automation
12 31 (9.48%) BDD
13 29 (8.87%) Scrum
14 28 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (8.56%) Test Management
14 28 (8.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (8.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (16.82%) SQL
2 40 (12.23%) Java
3 19 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.89%) C#
5 10 (3.06%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.45%) PHP
6 8 (2.45%) Ruby
7 4 (1.22%) Python
8 3 (0.92%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.92%) C++
8 3 (0.92%) Perl
9 2 (0.61%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.61%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.61%) C
9 2 (0.61%) Groovy
9 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.31%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (18.65%) ISTQB
2 60 (18.35%) Security Cleared
3 57 (17.43%) ISEB
4 52 (15.90%) SC Cleared
5 46 (14.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 44 (13.46%) CISSP
7 28 (8.56%) CISM
8 16 (4.89%) Degree
9 13 (3.98%) CREST Certified
10 11 (3.36%) CISA
10 11 (3.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (2.75%) MCITP
11 9 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (2.14%) IISP
14 6 (1.83%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.53%) CEH
15 5 (1.53%) Cyber Scheme
16 4 (1.22%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (15.29%) QA
2 23 (7.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.06%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.75%) RMADS
5 8 (2.45%) FATCA
5 8 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (2.14%) ISO27005
6 7 (2.14%) JSP 440
7 6 (1.83%) ISAE 3402
7 6 (1.83%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (1.22%) SLA
9 4 (1.22%) WCAG
10 2 (0.61%) BS25999
10 2 (0.61%) COBIT
10 2 (0.61%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.61%) SDET
11 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.31%) GPG13
11 1 (0.31%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.61%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.31%) Firmware
4 1 (0.31%) HDFS
4 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (6.73%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.75%) Nessus
3 2 (0.61%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.61%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.61%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.31%) Nagios
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.26%) HP
3 23 (7.03%) Oracle
4 20 (6.12%) Cisco
5 9 (2.75%) IBM
6 7 (2.14%) Sun
7 6 (1.83%) ArcSight
7 6 (1.83%) Barracuda Networks
7 6 (1.83%) Intel Security
7 6 (1.83%) Qualys
7 6 (1.83%) Tripwire
8 4 (1.22%) Citrix
8 4 (1.22%) VMware
9 2 (0.61%) Adobe
9 2 (0.61%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.61%) Veracode
9 2 (0.61%) Zend
10 1 (0.31%) Dell
10 1 (0.31%) Intel
10 1 (0.31%) Palo Alto
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