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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 464 483 496
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +13
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 157 130 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 81 53
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £60.98 £55.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.87% +69.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £55.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.87% +69.23%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 +5 143 £400 +9.58% 50
South East +11 54 £400 +9.58% 14
London -8 44 £475 +18.75% 22
Surrey +18 23 £400 +34.45% 3
North West -29 14 £427 +32.24%
Leatherhead - 14 £400 - 1
South West -2 13 £346 +15.33% 2
City of London -7 11 £500 +33.33% 4
Berkshire +7 10 £413 +96.42% 6
Scotland -13 10 £330 -5.71% 1
Hampshire -16 10 £388 -13.88% 3
Manchester -10 9 £378 +17.20%
East of England +5 8 £525 +55.55% 7
Somerset +8 7 £345 +15.00%
Buckinghamshire +6 7 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 7 £525 - 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £450 -
Glasgow 0 6 £345 -1.42%
Yorkshire -20 5 £415 -17.00% 6
West Yorkshire -21 5 £415 -17.00% 4
Leeds - 5 £415 - 3
Taunton +13 4 £345 +15.00%
West Midlands +5 4 £288 -12.87% 1
Edinburgh -5 4 £280 +3.70%
Warwickshire - 4 £288 -
Staines - 4 - - 1
Southampton - 4 £425 -
Slough +4 3 - -
Bedford - 3 £515 - 1
Reading - 3 £356 - 6

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 77 (26.74%) ISTQB
2 72 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 71 (24.65%) HP
4 70 (24.31%) Information Assurance
5 60 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (20.49%) Security Cleared
7 58 (20.14%) Finance
8 57 (19.79%) ISEB
8 57 (19.79%) UNIX
8 57 (19.79%) Information Security
9 54 (18.75%) Test Scripting
10 50 (17.36%) SC Cleared
11 48 (16.67%) .NET
11 48 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 46 (15.97%) Performance Testing
13 42 (14.58%) Linux
13 42 (14.58%) Penetration Testing
14 40 (13.89%) SQL
14 40 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 39 (13.54%) HP Quality Center
16 37 (12.85%) HTML
16 37 (12.85%) JavaScript
17 35 (12.15%) Oracle
17 35 (12.15%) Telecoms
18 34 (11.81%) Management Information System
18 34 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
18 34 (11.81%) Selenium
18 34 (11.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 33 (11.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 32 (11.11%) Cisco

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (3.47%) Apache
2 9 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.78%) nginx
4 5 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.69%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.69%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.35%) Drupal
7 1 (0.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 29 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.69%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.35%) Primavera
2 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (2.43%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.43%) Route 53
2 7 (2.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (1.74%) SaaS
4 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.69%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.68%) Firewall
2 23 (7.99%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.82%) HTTP
4 10 (3.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (3.13%) Internet
6 4 (1.39%) Network Security
7 3 (1.04%) Wireless
7 3 (1.04%) SAN
7 3 (1.04%) VLAN
7 3 (1.04%) VPN
8 2 (0.69%) DNS
8 2 (0.69%) SSL
8 2 (0.69%) FTP
8 2 (0.69%) TACACS
9 1 (0.35%) IPsec
9 1 (0.35%) Wireless Security
9 1 (0.35%) HSPA
9 1 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.35%) 802.15
9 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.60%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.13%) Redis
2 9 (3.13%) MySQL
2 9 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.43%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.43%) Couchbase
4 7 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.43%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.43%) SimpleDB
5 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.04%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.69%) MS Access
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (11.81%) Selenium
2 27 (9.38%) SoapUI
3 24 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 21 (7.29%) Cucumber
5 19 (6.60%) Git (software)
6 18 (6.25%) SpecFlow
7 13 (4.51%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.47%) Capybara
8 10 (3.47%) Jasmine
8 10 (3.47%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.47%) WATIR
9 8 (2.78%) HP UFT
10 5 (1.74%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.39%) JUnit
11 4 (1.39%) JMeter
11 4 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.04%) Subversion
12 3 (1.04%) Maven
General
1 58 (20.14%) Finance
2 35 (12.15%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.25%) Banking
3 18 (6.25%) Retail
4 14 (4.86%) Legal
5 3 (1.04%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.04%) Private Banking
6 2 (0.69%) Billing
6 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (20.14%) Analyst
2 48 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 34 (11.81%) Architect
4 32 (11.11%) Tester
5 30 (10.42%) Consultant
6 22 (7.64%) Security Consultant
7 21 (7.29%) Test Manager
8 20 (6.94%) Test Specialist
8 20 (6.94%) Test Leader
9 19 (6.60%) Security Architect
10 18 (6.25%) Security Manager
11 11 (3.82%) IT Security Manager
11 11 (3.82%) Security Analyst
12 9 (3.13%) Test Architect
13 8 (2.78%) Automation Tester
13 8 (2.78%) Software Engineer
14 7 (2.43%) Developer
14 7 (2.43%) Team Leader
14 7 (2.43%) Cloud Software Engineer
14 7 (2.43%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (16.67%) .NET
2 37 (12.85%) HTML
3 29 (10.07%) SOAP
4 27 (9.38%) ASP.NET
5 25 (8.68%) JSP
6 24 (8.33%) XML
7 16 (5.56%) XML Messaging
8 15 (5.21%) RESTful
9 14 (4.86%) Web Services
10 7 (2.43%) POSIX
11 6 (2.08%) CSS
12 5 (1.74%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.74%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.39%) JSON
14 3 (1.04%) Velocity
14 3 (1.04%) SAP PI
15 2 (0.69%) Gherkin
15 2 (0.69%) AppFabric
15 2 (0.69%) REST
16 1 (0.35%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.81%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.90%) PKI
2 17 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.86%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (3.82%) Smart Meter
5 9 (3.13%) Cryptography
5 9 (3.13%) EPoS
6 6 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.74%) RMADS
8 4 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.39%) NHS
9 3 (1.04%) W3C
9 3 (1.04%) Statistics
9 3 (1.04%) User Experience
9 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.69%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.69%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 57 (19.79%) UNIX
2 42 (14.58%) Linux
3 17 (5.90%) Windows
4 4 (1.39%) Android
4 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.04%) Solaris
5 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.69%) HPUX
6 2 (0.69%) SUSE
7 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 70 (24.31%) Information Assurance
3 60 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (19.79%) Information Security
5 54 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 46 (15.97%) Performance Testing
7 42 (14.58%) Penetration Testing
8 31 (10.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (10.76%) Test Automation
9 30 (10.42%) Automated Testing
10 29 (10.07%) Test Strategy
11 28 (9.72%) Vulnerability Management
11 28 (9.72%) Test Management
12 26 (9.03%) BDD
12 26 (9.03%) TDD
13 25 (8.68%) Risk Management
14 22 (7.64%) Release Management
14 22 (7.64%) Knowledge Management
14 22 (7.64%) OWASP
14 22 (7.64%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.89%) SQL
2 37 (12.85%) JavaScript
3 28 (9.72%) C#
4 25 (8.68%) PowerShell
5 21 (7.29%) Java
6 18 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 17 (5.90%) Perl
8 15 (5.21%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.78%) Python
9 8 (2.78%) Groovy
10 7 (2.43%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.08%) Ruby
12 5 (1.74%) C
13 2 (0.69%) PHP
13 2 (0.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.69%) VBA
13 2 (0.69%) VB
14 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 77 (26.74%) ISTQB
2 59 (20.49%) Security Cleared
3 57 (19.79%) ISEB
4 50 (17.36%) SC Cleared
5 34 (11.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 34 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (11.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 32 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (10.42%) CISSP
9 29 (10.07%) MCITP
10 21 (7.29%) CISM
11 15 (5.21%) GIAC
12 12 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
13 11 (3.82%) Degree
14 9 (3.13%) DV Cleared
15 8 (2.78%) MCSE
16 7 (2.43%) CCNA
16 7 (2.43%) CISA
17 5 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 5 (1.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (10.76%) QA
3 17 (5.90%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.74%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.04%) SLA
6 2 (0.69%) COBIT
6 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.04%) Snort
2 3 (1.04%) vSphere
3 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Firmware
4 1 (0.35%) Varnish
4 1 (0.35%) KVM
4 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (13.54%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.78%) Puppet
3 7 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.43%) HAProxy
3 7 (2.43%) Ansible
3 7 (2.43%) Salt
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.04%) Nessus
5 1 (0.35%) Nmap
5 1 (0.35%) Nagios
5 1 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 71 (24.65%) HP
2 48 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 35 (12.15%) Oracle
4 32 (11.11%) Cisco
5 9 (3.13%) VMware
5 9 (3.13%) hybris
6 7 (2.43%) Citrix
7 6 (2.08%) SAP
8 2 (0.69%) Sourcefire
8 2 (0.69%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.69%) Facebook
8 2 (0.69%) Twitter
9 1 (0.35%) Rapid7
9 1 (0.35%) Percona
9 1 (0.35%) Symantec
9 1 (0.35%) Remedy
9 1 (0.35%) Websense
9 1 (0.35%) Google
9 1 (0.35%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.35%) Coverity
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago