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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 494 475 518
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +43
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 131 173 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.39% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 124 89
Median daily rate £450 £389 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £379 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.89% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £60.98 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -

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
40825 44928 44271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.52% 81.15% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27182 29127 28771
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1342 1219
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -30 117 £450 +15.38% 43
London -18 45 £450 +12.50% 12
South East +29 32 £450 -10.00% 10
Yorkshire +26 14 £275 - 8
Leeds +27 13 £275 - 8
West Yorkshire +22 13 £275 - 8
North West -8 13 £425 +15.02% 6
Manchester 0 12 £425 +13.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 9 £525 +1.44% 1
South Wales +15 9 £550 -
Wales +2 9 £550 -
City of London -2 9 £425 -22.72% 6
Milton Keynes +21 8 £525 -0.94% 1
Berkshire +16 8 £450 +40.62% 3
Newport - 8 £550 -
West Sussex +16 7 £280 -13.84% 2
North East -25 6 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -35 6 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 6 - - 1
West Midlands -8 4 £400 - 3
Horsham - 4 £280 -
Hampshire +25 3 £450 +11.45% 2
Middlesex +1 3 £550 -
Scotland +1 3 £513 +50.73% 1
Shropshire 0 3 £400 -
Worthing - 3 - -
Telford - 3 £400 -
Bracknell - 3 £450 - 1
Edinburgh +14 1 £475 +39.70% 1
Surrey +8 1 £345 -31.00% 2

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 123 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (34.25%) Java
3 88 (30.14%) Penetration Testing
4 78 (26.71%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (26.03%) Automated Testing
6 75 (25.68%) Selenium
7 69 (23.63%) Scrum
8 66 (22.60%) Performance Testing
8 66 (22.60%) OWASP
9 61 (20.89%) Test Automation
10 57 (19.52%) QA
11 50 (17.12%) Web Services
12 49 (16.78%) Continuous Delivery
13 47 (16.10%) CISSP
14 44 (15.07%) Open Source
15 43 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
16 42 (14.38%) Python
17 38 (13.01%) Linux
17 38 (13.01%) Information Security
17 38 (13.01%) Unit Testing
17 38 (13.01%) Defect Management
18 37 (12.67%) Gherkin
18 37 (12.67%) Finance
19 36 (12.33%) Software Engineering
19 36 (12.33%) Jenkins
19 36 (12.33%) BDD
19 36 (12.33%) SoapUI
19 36 (12.33%) Usability Testing
20 35 (11.99%) JIRA
21 34 (11.64%) Security Cleared

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 (6.51%) nginx
2 17 (5.82%) Confluence
3 10 (3.42%) CMS
4 8 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.05%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.71%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.37%) Apache
7 4 (1.37%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.37%) Drupal
7 4 (1.37%) JBoss
7 4 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.03%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.34%) CICS
10 1 (0.34%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) SAS
10 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.03%) MS Office
2 3 (1.03%) MS Project
2 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.03%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.03%) VisionPLUS
2 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.03%) PaaS
3 3 (1.03%) SaaS
4 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.59%) Firewall
2 14 (4.79%) Internet
3 9 (3.08%) Network Security
4 4 (1.37%) HTTP
4 4 (1.37%) Wireless
5 3 (1.03%) 2G
5 3 (1.03%) 3G
5 3 (1.03%) 4G
5 3 (1.03%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (1.03%) FTP
5 3 (1.03%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.03%) LTE
5 3 (1.03%) MVNO
5 3 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.68%) IPsec
6 2 (0.68%) SMTP
6 2 (0.68%) SSH
6 2 (0.68%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (5.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.74%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.40%) Big Data
4 7 (2.40%) MySQL
5 5 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.68%) Impala
7 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) DB2
7 1 (0.34%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 75 (25.68%) Selenium
2 36 (12.33%) Jenkins
2 36 (12.33%) SoapUI
3 35 (11.99%) JIRA
4 30 (10.27%) JMeter
5 19 (6.51%) CircleCI
5 19 (6.51%) Travis CI
6 18 (6.16%) JUnit
7 14 (4.79%) Visual Studio
8 13 (4.45%) Cucumber
9 12 (4.11%) Maven
9 12 (4.11%) WebDriver
10 11 (3.77%) LoadRunner
11 9 (3.08%) Burp Suite
11 9 (3.08%) Git (software)
12 7 (2.40%) Protractor
13 5 (1.71%) HP UFT
13 5 (1.71%) Metasploit
13 5 (1.71%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (12.67%) Finance
2 20 (6.85%) Legal
3 15 (5.14%) Retail
4 10 (3.42%) Banking
5 5 (1.71%) Marketing
6 4 (1.37%) Back Office
7 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
8 2 (0.68%) Games
8 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (25.00%) Tester
2 39 (13.36%) Consultant
3 35 (11.99%) Automation Tester
4 34 (11.64%) Analyst
5 32 (10.96%) Architect
5 32 (10.96%) Security Consultant
5 32 (10.96%) Security Engineer
6 27 (9.25%) Developer
7 18 (6.16%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 18 (6.16%) Selenium Tester
8 17 (5.82%) Test Engineer
9 16 (5.48%) Developer in Test
9 16 (5.48%) Security Architect
9 16 (5.48%) Test Manager
10 14 (4.79%) Java Automation Tester
10 14 (4.79%) Penetration Tester
10 14 (4.79%) Security Analyst
11 13 (4.45%) QA Engineer
11 13 (4.45%) Test Automation Developer
12 11 (3.77%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.12%) Web Services
2 37 (12.67%) Gherkin
3 32 (10.96%) RESTful
4 26 (8.90%) .NET
5 14 (4.79%) XML
6 11 (3.77%) HTML
7 9 (3.08%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.08%) Spring
8 8 (2.74%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.40%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.05%) CSS
10 6 (2.05%) JSON
11 5 (1.71%) Drools
11 5 (1.71%) REST
12 4 (1.37%) Kafka
12 4 (1.37%) SAML
12 4 (1.37%) SOAP
13 3 (1.03%) Chai
14 2 (0.68%) DOM
14 2 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.85%) Cryptography
3 14 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.42%) Mobile App
6 9 (3.08%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.71%) PKI
8 4 (1.37%) CESG
8 4 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.37%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.37%) User Experience
8 4 (1.37%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.68%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.68%) SCADA
10 2 (0.68%) Statistics
10 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.01%) Linux
2 32 (10.96%) Windows
3 24 (8.22%) Unix
4 10 (3.42%) Android
4 10 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.68%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (30.14%) Penetration Testing
3 78 (26.71%) Continuous Integration
4 76 (26.03%) Automated Testing
5 69 (23.63%) Scrum
6 66 (22.60%) OWASP
6 66 (22.60%) Performance Testing
7 61 (20.89%) Test Automation
8 49 (16.78%) Continuous Delivery
9 44 (15.07%) Open Source
10 38 (13.01%) Defect Management
10 38 (13.01%) Information Security
10 38 (13.01%) Unit Testing
11 36 (12.33%) BDD
11 36 (12.33%) Software Engineering
11 36 (12.33%) Usability Testing
12 32 (10.96%) Exploratory Testing
12 32 (10.96%) User Stories
13 31 (10.62%) API Testing
13 31 (10.62%) Fuzz Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (34.25%) Java
2 42 (14.38%) Python
3 31 (10.62%) SQL
4 28 (9.59%) Ruby
5 26 (8.90%) Groovy
5 26 (8.90%) Scala
6 20 (6.85%) PHP
7 19 (6.51%) C#
8 18 (6.16%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.42%) C++
10 9 (3.08%) C
11 4 (1.37%) XPath
12 3 (1.03%) Perl
12 3 (1.03%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.68%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.68%) R
13 2 (0.68%) VBScript
13 2 (0.68%) XQuery
14 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (16.10%) CISSP
2 34 (11.64%) Security Cleared
3 30 (10.27%) CEH
4 26 (8.90%) CREST Certified
5 18 (6.16%) SC Cleared
6 15 (5.14%) CHECK Team Member
6 15 (5.14%) Degree
7 13 (4.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (4.45%) ISEB
7 13 (4.45%) ISTQB
8 11 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (3.42%) GIAC
10 9 (3.08%) SANS
11 7 (2.40%) CLAS
11 7 (2.40%) OSCP
12 6 (2.05%) CISM
13 5 (1.71%) GPEN
14 4 (1.37%) CEPT
14 4 (1.37%) CISA
14 4 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (19.52%) QA
2 18 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (5.48%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.68%) BS7799
5 2 (0.68%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (0.68%) RMADS
5 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.68%) SDET
5 2 (0.68%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.34%) EFQM
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.03%) Docker
4 2 (0.68%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.08%) Nessus
2 8 (2.74%) HP Fortify
3 3 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.68%) Nmap
4 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.68%) Puppet
5 1 (0.34%) Ambari
5 1 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) collectd
5 1 (0.34%) Grafana
5 1 (0.34%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.34%) SCOM
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.34%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (7.53%) HP
2 19 (6.51%) IBM
2 19 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.14%) Atlassian
4 13 (4.45%) VMware
5 10 (3.42%) Cisco
6 8 (2.74%) Palo Alto
6 8 (2.74%) Splunk
7 7 (2.40%) Qualys
8 6 (2.05%) AppSense
8 6 (2.05%) Brocade
8 6 (2.05%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.05%) Fortinet
8 6 (2.05%) LogRhythm
9 5 (1.71%) Mercator
10 4 (1.37%) Oracle
10 4 (1.37%) SAP
10 4 (1.37%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.03%) Akamai
11 3 (1.03%) Guidewire
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £380.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago