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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
UK
Rank 458 463 497
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +34
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 137 168 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.39% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 94 81
Median daily rate £450 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £280 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
37558 43101 41682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 82.82% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24946 28188 26403
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 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1185 1115
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.05 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +28 130 £450 +12.50% 37
London +20 57 £500 +25.00% 17
South East +16 40 £445 +3.48% 9
Buckinghamshire +14 20 £405 -23.58% 1
Berkshire +31 13 £450 +28.57% 3
Milton Keynes +15 12 £405 -23.58% 1
North West +21 11 £600 +50.00% 1
Manchester +13 11 £600 +47.42% 1
Bracknell - 9 £450 -
Tyne and Wear -2 8 £331 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 8 £331 - 2
North East -10 8 £331 - 2
City of London -6 5 £463 -11.90% 3
West Midlands +9 4 £475 +74.31% 1
Scotland +9 4 £425 +17.24% 1
Surrey -3 4 - - 2
Midlands +1 3 - -
Newport Pagnell - 3 £393 -
South West +9 2 £315 -18.44% 3
East of England +3 2 - -
Yorkshire +2 2 £325 -23.52% 3
Glasgow -1 2 - -
West Sussex -6 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £513 -
Cardiff - 2 £513 -
Wiltshire - 2 £315 - 1
Worthing - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £315 - 1
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £513 -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 110 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (35.04%) Java
3 83 (30.29%) Selenium
4 75 (27.37%) Scrum
5 71 (25.91%) Performance Testing
6 64 (23.36%) Automated Testing
6 64 (23.36%) Test Automation
7 58 (21.17%) QA
7 58 (21.17%) Penetration Testing
8 54 (19.71%) BDD
9 52 (18.98%) Security Cleared
10 51 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (17.88%) Gherkin
12 47 (17.15%) Unit Testing
13 46 (16.79%) Risk Management
14 45 (16.42%) Software Engineering
14 45 (16.42%) Continuous Improvement
15 44 (16.06%) Usability Testing
16 43 (15.69%) User Stories
16 43 (15.69%) Defect Management
17 41 (14.96%) SoapUI
17 41 (14.96%) Windows
18 40 (14.60%) Continuous Delivery
19 39 (14.23%) Groovy
19 39 (14.23%) OWASP
20 37 (13.50%) Kanban
20 37 (13.50%) JIRA
21 36 (13.14%) API Testing
22 35 (12.77%) Firewall
22 35 (12.77%) Web Services

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 17 (6.20%) Confluence
2 15 (5.47%) CMS
3 11 (4.01%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (2.92%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.46%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.46%) Drupal
6 3 (1.09%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.73%) JBoss
8 1 (0.36%) IIS
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
8 1 (0.36%) SAS
8 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (4.01%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.65%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.19%) MS Office
4 4 (1.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.09%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.09%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.09%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.19%) PaaS
4 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.73%) IaaS
4 2 (0.73%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.77%) Firewall
2 14 (5.11%) HTTP
3 11 (4.01%) Network Security
3 11 (4.01%) VPN
4 10 (3.65%) Internet
5 8 (2.92%) 2G
5 8 (2.92%) 3G
5 8 (2.92%) 4G
5 8 (2.92%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (2.92%) Kerberos
5 8 (2.92%) LTE
5 8 (2.92%) MVNO
5 8 (2.92%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (2.55%) VoLTE
7 5 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.82%) LDAP
8 4 (1.46%) DHCP
8 4 (1.46%) DNS
8 4 (1.46%) Intranet
9 3 (1.09%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.28%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.82%) Big Data
3 5 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.46%) InfluxDB
4 4 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.73%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.73%) Impala
5 2 (0.73%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.73%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.36%) MySQL
6 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (30.29%) Selenium
2 41 (14.96%) SoapUI
3 37 (13.50%) JIRA
4 25 (9.12%) JMeter
5 21 (7.66%) Jenkins
6 20 (7.30%) Cucumber
7 17 (6.20%) WebDriver
8 13 (4.74%) Maven
9 11 (4.01%) Ant
9 11 (4.01%) Apache Ivy
9 11 (4.01%) Bitbucket
9 11 (4.01%) eggPlant
9 11 (4.01%) Gradle
9 11 (4.01%) Visual Studio
10 10 (3.65%) JUnit
11 8 (2.92%) LoadRunner
12 7 (2.55%) Burp Suite
13 6 (2.19%) Git (software)
14 5 (1.82%) HP UFT
14 5 (1.82%) Robot Framework
General
1 32 (11.68%) Finance
2 11 (4.01%) Banking
2 11 (4.01%) Retail
3 9 (3.28%) Legal
4 6 (2.19%) Marketing
5 4 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.09%) Back Office
6 3 (1.09%) Electronics
6 3 (1.09%) Games
6 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.73%) Advertising
7 2 (0.73%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (23.72%) Tester
2 46 (16.79%) Analyst
3 37 (13.50%) Architect
4 33 (12.04%) Consultant
5 31 (11.31%) Automation Tester
6 28 (10.22%) Developer
6 28 (10.22%) Security Architect
7 27 (9.85%) Security Analyst
7 27 (9.85%) Security Consultant
8 19 (6.93%) Developer in Test
9 18 (6.57%) Penetration Tester
9 18 (6.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 18 (6.57%) Selenium Tester
9 18 (6.57%) Test Engineer
10 16 (5.84%) Java Automation Tester
11 14 (5.11%) Test Analyst
12 13 (4.74%) IT Analyst
12 13 (4.74%) QA Engineer
13 12 (4.38%) IT Security Analyst
14 11 (4.01%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (17.88%) Gherkin
2 35 (12.77%) Web Services
3 34 (12.41%) RESTful
4 18 (6.57%) .NET
5 15 (5.47%) XML
6 12 (4.38%) REST
7 11 (4.01%) JSON
8 8 (2.92%) ASP.NET
8 8 (2.92%) HTML
9 6 (2.19%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.19%) SAML
10 5 (1.82%) Spring
11 4 (1.46%) CSS
11 4 (1.46%) OAuth
11 4 (1.46%) SOAP
12 3 (1.09%) Chai
13 2 (0.73%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.73%) Kafka
14 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1 (0.36%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.92%) Algorithms
4 8 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.92%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.92%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.82%) CESG
6 4 (1.46%) Replication
7 3 (1.09%) BYOD
7 3 (1.09%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (1.09%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.73%) SCADA
9 1 (0.36%) Blog
9 1 (0.36%) FMCG
9 1 (0.36%) iPhone
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.36%) User Experience
9 1 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.96%) Windows
2 34 (12.41%) Unix
3 12 (4.38%) Linux
4 6 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.73%) Android
6 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (27.37%) Scrum
3 71 (25.91%) Performance Testing
4 64 (23.36%) Automated Testing
4 64 (23.36%) Test Automation
5 58 (21.17%) Penetration Testing
6 54 (19.71%) BDD
7 51 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (17.15%) Unit Testing
9 46 (16.79%) Risk Management
10 45 (16.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 45 (16.42%) Software Engineering
11 44 (16.06%) Usability Testing
12 43 (15.69%) Defect Management
12 43 (15.69%) User Stories
13 40 (14.60%) Continuous Delivery
14 39 (14.23%) OWASP
15 37 (13.50%) Kanban
16 36 (13.14%) API Testing
17 35 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 96 (35.04%) Java
2 39 (14.23%) Groovy
3 33 (12.04%) Scala
4 28 (10.22%) Python
5 19 (6.93%) SQL
6 14 (5.11%) C++
6 14 (5.11%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.11%) Ruby
7 9 (3.28%) C#
8 5 (1.82%) C
9 2 (0.73%) Perl
9 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.73%) R
9 2 (0.73%) VBScript
9 2 (0.73%) XPath
9 2 (0.73%) XQuery
10 1 (0.36%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.36%) PHP
10 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (18.98%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.77%) CISSP
3 34 (12.41%) SC Cleared
4 32 (11.68%) CEH
4 32 (11.68%) CREST Certified
5 29 (10.58%) OSCP
6 25 (9.12%) DV Cleared
7 18 (6.57%) Degree
8 13 (4.74%) CISM
9 12 (4.38%) ISTQB
10 10 (3.65%) ISEB
10 10 (3.65%) SANS
11 8 (2.92%) CLAS
12 7 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (2.55%) GIAC
13 6 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (1.46%) CISA
14 4 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
15 3 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (21.17%) QA
2 22 (8.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (6.57%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.82%) RMADS
4 5 (1.82%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 4 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.09%) ISO22301
6 3 (1.09%) ISO27002
6 3 (1.09%) ISO27005
7 2 (0.73%) BS7799
7 2 (0.73%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.36%) COBIT
8 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.73%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.55%) Nessus
2 6 (2.19%) Ambari
2 6 (2.19%) HP Fortify
3 5 (1.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 4 (1.46%) collectd
4 4 (1.46%) Grafana
4 4 (1.46%) HAProxy
4 4 (1.46%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.46%) Nagios
4 4 (1.46%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.73%) SCCM
7 1 (0.36%) Ansible
7 1 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.36%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.36%) Nmap
7 1 (0.36%) Puppet
7 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (7.66%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.57%) Atlassian
3 17 (6.20%) HP
4 13 (4.74%) Splunk
5 11 (4.01%) Sitecore
6 9 (3.28%) VMware
7 8 (2.92%) Cisco
8 7 (2.55%) LogRhythm
8 7 (2.55%) Palo Alto
9 6 (2.19%) AppSense
9 6 (2.19%) Brocade
9 6 (2.19%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.19%) Fortinet
10 5 (1.82%) Google
11 4 (1.46%) IBM
11 4 (1.46%) SAP
12 3 (1.09%) Calypso
12 3 (1.09%) Guidewire
12 3 (1.09%) Qualys
12 3 (1.09%) Temenos
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
FCO Services
Rate: £Competitive plus benefits
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