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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 477 504 513
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 159 160 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 103 85
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £280 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £39.37 £60.98 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.43% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £60.98 -
% change year-on-year
-35.43% -

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
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
England +32 152 £410 +2.50% 44
London +20 70 £418 -1.76% 16
South East +24 43 £375 - 13
Yorkshire +27 14 £400 - 6
Leeds +23 14 £400 +45.45% 4
West Yorkshire +21 14 £400 - 4
Hampshire +16 11 £500 +31.14% 3
Surrey +8 9 £345 -8.00% 3
West Sussex +6 9 £400 +23.07% 1
Worthing - 9 £400 -
City of London +25 8 £411 -17.75% 3
Berkshire +12 8 £363 -10.76% 2
West Midlands -15 7 £475 +61.01% 2
Buckinghamshire +27 6 £413 +26.92% 2
East Midlands - 6 - -
Milton Keynes +13 5 - - 2
East of England +6 5 £410 -20.38% 1
North West -3 5 £350 -26.31% 6
Bedfordshire -7 5 £410 -21.90%
South Wales +27 4 £450 - 1
Wales +22 4 £450 - 1
Manchester -7 4 £350 -7.40% 5
Northampton - 4 - -
Newport - 4 £450 -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Luton -6 3 £410 +36.66%
Tyne and Wear -18 3 - -
North East -19 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 3 - -
Woking - 3 £375 -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 136 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (27.79%) Penetration Testing
3 83 (25.08%) Java
4 65 (19.64%) Automated Testing
5 62 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (18.13%) Finance
7 58 (17.52%) OWASP
8 52 (15.71%) Performance Testing
9 51 (15.41%) Selenium
9 51 (15.41%) Open Source
9 51 (15.41%) Scrum
10 49 (14.80%) CISSP
11 48 (14.50%) QA
12 45 (13.60%) Information Security
13 43 (12.99%) Linux
14 42 (12.69%) Web Services
14 42 (12.69%) Test Automation
14 42 (12.69%) Defect Management
15 40 (12.08%) User Acceptance Testing
16 38 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
17 37 (11.18%) SQL
17 37 (11.18%) Python
18 36 (10.88%) Continuous Delivery
19 35 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
20 34 (10.27%) Jenkins
20 34 (10.27%) ISEB
21 33 (9.97%) Security Cleared
22 32 (9.67%) Windows
23 31 (9.37%) Banking
23 31 (9.37%) Information Assurance

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 (5.74%) nginx
2 10 (3.02%) Confluence
3 6 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.51%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.21%) Apache
5 4 (1.21%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.91%) CMS
6 3 (0.91%) JBoss
7 2 (0.60%) IIS
7 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.30%) CICS
8 1 (0.30%) SAS
8 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) MS Project
2 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Magento
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.60%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.60%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.60%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.81%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.91%) PaaS
5 2 (0.60%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.65%) Firewall
2 15 (4.53%) Internet
3 7 (2.11%) Network Security
4 6 (1.81%) Wireless
5 5 (1.51%) VPN
6 3 (0.91%) FTP
6 3 (0.91%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.60%) IPsec
7 2 (0.60%) SMTP
7 2 (0.60%) SSH
8 1 (0.30%) 802.15
8 1 (0.30%) DNS
8 1 (0.30%) IPv6
8 1 (0.30%) LDAP
8 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (3.93%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.11%) MySQL
4 6 (1.81%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.51%) Big Data
5 5 (1.51%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.21%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.30%) DB2
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (15.41%) Selenium
2 34 (10.27%) Jenkins
3 29 (8.76%) JIRA
4 27 (8.16%) JMeter
5 26 (7.85%) SoapUI
6 19 (5.74%) CircleCI
6 19 (5.74%) Travis CI
7 13 (3.93%) Visual Studio
8 12 (3.63%) Burp Suite
8 12 (3.63%) JUnit
9 9 (2.72%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.72%) Git (software)
9 9 (2.72%) Maven
9 9 (2.72%) Protractor
10 8 (2.42%) LoadRunner
10 8 (2.42%) WebDriver
11 7 (2.11%) AppScan
11 7 (2.11%) Metasploit
12 6 (1.81%) HP UFT
12 6 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (18.13%) Finance
2 31 (9.37%) Banking
3 19 (5.74%) Retail
4 14 (4.23%) Legal
5 5 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.21%) Front Office
6 4 (1.21%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Advertising
7 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.60%) Games
7 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 69 (20.85%) Tester
2 50 (15.11%) Analyst
3 39 (11.78%) Security Engineer
4 35 (10.57%) Consultant
5 31 (9.37%) Security Consultant
6 29 (8.76%) Developer
7 24 (7.25%) Automation Tester
7 24 (7.25%) Test Manager
8 23 (6.95%) Architect
9 22 (6.65%) Test Analyst
10 21 (6.34%) Penetration Tester
11 16 (4.83%) Security Manager
12 14 (4.23%) QA Engineer
12 14 (4.23%) Security Tester
13 13 (3.93%) Security Analyst
13 13 (3.93%) Test Engineer
14 12 (3.63%) Programme Manager
15 11 (3.32%) Developer in Test
15 11 (3.32%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 11 (3.32%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.69%) Web Services
2 27 (8.16%) RESTful
3 24 (7.25%) .NET
4 18 (5.44%) Gherkin
5 16 (4.83%) XML
6 8 (2.42%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.42%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.11%) HTML
8 6 (1.81%) Spring
9 5 (1.51%) Drools
10 4 (1.21%) Middleware
10 4 (1.21%) SAML
11 3 (0.91%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.91%) CSS
11 3 (0.91%) DOM
11 3 (0.91%) JSON
11 3 (0.91%) Kafka
11 3 (0.91%) SOAP
12 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.95%) Cryptography
2 22 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.74%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.44%) User Experience
5 17 (5.14%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.63%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.81%) PKI
9 5 (1.51%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.51%) CESG
9 5 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.21%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.21%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.91%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.91%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.60%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.99%) Linux
2 32 (9.67%) Windows
3 26 (7.85%) Unix
4 15 (4.53%) Android
5 14 (4.23%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.81%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.60%) zOS
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) VMS
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (27.79%) Penetration Testing
3 65 (19.64%) Automated Testing
4 62 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (17.52%) OWASP
6 52 (15.71%) Performance Testing
7 51 (15.41%) Open Source
7 51 (15.41%) Scrum
8 45 (13.60%) Information Security
9 42 (12.69%) Defect Management
9 42 (12.69%) Test Automation
10 40 (12.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
12 36 (10.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (9.37%) DevOps
13 31 (9.37%) Information Assurance
13 31 (9.37%) Security Architecture
14 30 (9.06%) Exploratory Testing
14 30 (9.06%) Fuzz Testing
14 30 (9.06%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (25.08%) Java
2 37 (11.18%) Python
2 37 (11.18%) SQL
3 31 (9.37%) Ruby
4 24 (7.25%) PHP
5 21 (6.34%) C#
5 21 (6.34%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.14%) Scala
7 13 (3.93%) Groovy
8 7 (2.11%) C
9 5 (1.51%) C++
10 4 (1.21%) Perl
10 4 (1.21%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.91%) XPath
12 2 (0.60%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.60%) COBOL
12 2 (0.60%) VBScript
13 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.30%) Go
Qualifications
1 49 (14.80%) CISSP
2 34 (10.27%) ISEB
3 33 (9.97%) Security Cleared
4 31 (9.37%) Degree
5 28 (8.46%) CEH
6 25 (7.55%) ISTQB
7 23 (6.95%) CREST Certified
8 22 (6.65%) SC Cleared
9 19 (5.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (4.53%) CHECK Team Member
11 13 (3.93%) CISM
12 12 (3.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (3.63%) PMP
13 6 (1.81%) CISA
14 5 (1.51%) CEPT
14 5 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.21%) CESG Certified Professional
15 4 (1.21%) CPTE
15 4 (1.21%) GIAC
15 4 (1.21%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (14.50%) QA
2 24 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (4.83%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.21%) Basel II
4 4 (1.21%) COREP
4 4 (1.21%) ISAE 3402
4 4 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.91%) SDET
6 2 (0.60%) Basel III
6 2 (0.60%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.60%) FINREP
6 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.60%) ISO27005
6 2 (0.60%) RMADS
6 2 (0.60%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.30%) EFQM
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.30%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.81%) Docker
3 5 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.60%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (3.32%) HP Fortify
1 11 (3.32%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.42%) Nessus
3 4 (1.21%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.91%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.60%) Nmap
5 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.60%) Puppet
6 1 (0.30%) Ansible
6 1 (0.30%) SCCM
6 1 (0.30%) SCOM
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (8.76%) HP
2 24 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.34%) IBM
4 12 (3.63%) Cisco
4 12 (3.63%) VMware
5 9 (2.72%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.42%) SAP
7 7 (2.11%) Oracle
7 7 (2.11%) Palo Alto
7 7 (2.11%) Qualys
8 5 (1.51%) Akamai
8 5 (1.51%) AppSense
8 5 (1.51%) Brocade
8 5 (1.51%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.51%) Fortinet
8 5 (1.51%) LogRhythm
8 5 (1.51%) Mercator
9 4 (1.21%) Citrix
9 4 (1.21%) Intel Security
9 4 (1.21%) Veracode
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