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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 458 520 503
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -17
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 134 50 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.098% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 32 31
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£411 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +41 118 £420 +5.00% 34
London +49 66 £438 +9.37% 13
South East -5 28 £388 -22.50% 3
Scotland - 15 £383 - 1
City of London +10 13 £360 -10.00% 4
Surrey +5 10 £348 - 2
Hampshire -10 10 £463 - 1
Edinburgh - 10 £390 - 1
South West -22 8 £325 +8.33% 5
Yorkshire -6 6 - - 4
Berkshire - 6 £475 -
Leeds -10 5 - - 4
West Yorkshire -10 5 - - 4
Glasgow - 5 £348 -
Slough - 4 £475 -
Somerset - 4 £325 -
West Midlands - 4 £288 - 1
North West -9 3 £275 -32.09% 6
North East - 3 £375 -
Wiltshire - 2 £410 -
Middlesex - 2 £500 -
Swindon - 2 £410 -
Reading - 2 - -
Bristol -15 1 £225 - 1
Gloucestershire -15 1 £275 -8.33% 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £275 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
York - 1 - -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 95 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (25.48%) Java
3 65 (24.71%) UNIX
4 59 (22.43%) Linux
5 53 (20.15%) Selenium
6 51 (19.39%) ISTQB
7 49 (18.63%) Test Scripting
8 48 (18.25%) Security Cleared
9 46 (17.49%) QA
9 46 (17.49%) Microsoft
10 45 (17.11%) JavaScript
11 44 (16.73%) .NET
12 43 (16.35%) SC Cleared
13 42 (15.97%) Test Automation
14 41 (15.59%) Information Security
15 40 (15.21%) SQL
15 40 (15.21%) Penetration Testing
16 37 (14.07%) HP
16 37 (14.07%) Test Strategy
17 36 (13.69%) Oracle
18 35 (13.31%) Python
19 34 (12.93%) HTML
19 34 (12.93%) Cisco
20 33 (12.55%) ISEB
20 33 (12.55%) Windows
21 32 (12.17%) Finance
22 31 (11.79%) MS Excel
22 31 (11.79%) JSP
23 30 (11.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
23 30 (11.41%) Software Testing

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (3.04%) Tomcat
1 8 (3.04%) WebLogic
2 7 (2.66%) Apache
3 6 (2.28%) Node.js
4 5 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.52%) nginx
5 4 (1.52%) IIS
6 3 (1.14%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (0.76%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.38%) Documentum
8 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (11.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.76%) MS Project
2 2 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.18%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.52%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.52%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.08%) Network Security
2 12 (4.56%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.42%) DNS
3 9 (3.42%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (3.04%) Wireshark
4 8 (3.04%) Firewall
4 8 (3.04%) HTTPS
5 7 (2.66%) SSL
6 6 (2.28%) FTP
6 6 (2.28%) HTTP
7 5 (1.90%) Internet
8 4 (1.52%) Wireless
9 3 (1.14%) Wireless Security
10 2 (0.76%) DHCP
10 2 (0.76%) IPv6
10 2 (0.76%) WAN
10 2 (0.76%) LDAP
11 1 (0.38%) Broadband
11 1 (0.38%) GPRS
11 1 (0.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.98%) Big Data
2 10 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (2.28%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.28%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.90%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.52%) Redis
5 4 (1.52%) MySQL
5 4 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.14%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.14%) MS Access
6 3 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.76%) SimpleDB
7 2 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.76%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 53 (20.15%) Selenium
2 25 (9.51%) WebDriver
2 25 (9.51%) Cucumber
3 24 (9.13%) JIRA
4 15 (5.70%) JMeter
5 13 (4.94%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (4.94%) LoadRunner
6 12 (4.56%) SoapUI
7 11 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.80%) Git (software)
9 9 (3.42%) JUnit
9 9 (3.42%) Capybara
9 9 (3.42%) Jenkins
10 8 (3.04%) SpecFlow
11 7 (2.66%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.66%) NUnit
11 7 (2.66%) Calabash
12 6 (2.28%) JBehave
13 5 (1.90%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (12.17%) Finance
2 14 (5.32%) Banking
3 9 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.14%) Billing
5 2 (0.76%) Retail
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Electronics
6 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 52 (19.77%) Analyst
2 42 (15.97%) Test Analyst
3 41 (15.59%) Tester
4 25 (9.51%) Developer
5 24 (9.13%) Test Manager
6 21 (7.98%) Test Leader
7 19 (7.22%) Consultant
8 17 (6.46%) Security Specialist
9 16 (6.08%) Security Consultant
10 15 (5.70%) Test Engineer
11 13 (4.94%) Security Analyst
11 13 (4.94%) Architect
12 12 (4.56%) Software Developer
13 10 (3.80%) Security Architect
13 10 (3.80%) Automation Analyst
13 10 (3.80%) Security Manager
14 9 (3.42%) Automation Test Analyst
14 9 (3.42%) Test Specialist
15 8 (3.04%) Automation Tester
16 6 (2.28%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.73%) .NET
2 34 (12.93%) HTML
3 31 (11.79%) JSP
4 29 (11.03%) Web Services
4 29 (11.03%) ASP.NET
5 18 (6.84%) XML
6 17 (6.46%) SOAP
7 14 (5.32%) REST
8 11 (4.18%) JSON
9 7 (2.66%) RESTful
10 5 (1.90%) Middleware
11 4 (1.52%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.14%) WCF
12 3 (1.14%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.14%) Spring
12 3 (1.14%) CSS
12 3 (1.14%) J2EE
13 2 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.76%) ODBC
13 2 (0.76%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.22%) Management Information System
2 18 (6.84%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.08%) PKI
3 16 (6.08%) Open Source
4 15 (5.70%) Mobile App
4 15 (5.70%) Cryptography
5 14 (5.32%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.80%) Smart Meter
7 7 (2.66%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.90%) CESG
9 4 (1.52%) GIS
9 4 (1.52%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.14%) User Experience
10 3 (1.14%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.14%) iPhone
10 3 (1.14%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.14%) iPad
11 2 (0.76%) AS400
11 2 (0.76%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 65 (24.71%) UNIX
2 59 (22.43%) Linux
3 33 (12.55%) Windows
4 14 (5.32%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.04%) Android
6 8 (3.04%) Windows XP
6 8 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.66%) Windows 2000
8 4 (1.52%) Solaris
9 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.14%) HPUX
9 3 (1.14%) SUSE
10 2 (0.76%) zOS
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.63%) Test Scripting
3 42 (15.97%) Test Automation
4 41 (15.59%) Information Security
5 40 (15.21%) Penetration Testing
6 37 (14.07%) Test Strategy
7 30 (11.41%) Software Testing
8 29 (11.03%) Risk Management
9 28 (10.65%) Test Management
10 26 (9.89%) BDD
11 24 (9.13%) Performance Testing
11 24 (9.13%) Automated Testing
12 23 (8.75%) Knowledge Management
13 22 (8.37%) Manual Testing
14 21 (7.98%) Information Assurance
14 21 (7.98%) Automation Testing
14 21 (7.98%) Scrum
15 20 (7.60%) Project Management
15 20 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (6.46%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 67 (25.48%) Java
2 45 (17.11%) JavaScript
3 40 (15.21%) SQL
4 35 (13.31%) Python
5 27 (10.27%) C++
6 26 (9.89%) C#
7 25 (9.51%) PHP
8 24 (9.13%) Perl
9 23 (8.75%) PowerShell
10 20 (7.60%) Ruby
11 10 (3.80%) Groovy
11 10 (3.80%) VB
12 8 (3.04%) C
13 7 (2.66%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.52%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.76%) VBA
17 1 (0.38%) VBScript
17 1 (0.38%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 51 (19.39%) ISTQB
2 48 (18.25%) Security Cleared
3 43 (16.35%) SC Cleared
4 33 (12.55%) ISEB
5 30 (11.41%) Degree
5 30 (11.41%) MCITP
5 30 (11.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 27 (10.27%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (7.98%) CISSP
8 21 (7.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (6.84%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.42%) CISA
10 9 (3.42%) CISM
11 8 (3.04%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (1.90%) CEH
13 3 (1.14%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (1.14%) CRISC
14 2 (0.76%) OSCP
14 2 (0.76%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (17.49%) QA
2 26 (9.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (6.46%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.14%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.14%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.76%) COBIT
7 1 (0.38%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 6 (2.28%) Active Directory
1 6 (2.28%) Nmap
2 2 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.38%) Snort
3 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (8.37%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.04%) Nessus
3 5 (1.90%) Puppet
4 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.52%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.76%) Salt
6 1 (0.38%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.38%) SCCM
6 1 (0.38%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (17.49%) Microsoft
2 37 (14.07%) HP
3 36 (13.69%) Oracle
4 34 (12.93%) Cisco
5 7 (2.66%) IBM
6 6 (2.28%) McAfee
7 4 (1.52%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.14%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.14%) Qualys
8 3 (1.14%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (1.14%) ArcSight
8 3 (1.14%) Sophos
8 3 (1.14%) Tripwire
8 3 (1.14%) SAP
8 3 (1.14%) Sun
8 3 (1.14%) Murex
9 2 (0.76%) ATG
9 2 (0.76%) Percona
9 2 (0.76%) F5
10 1 (0.38%) Nimsoft
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Lorien Resourcing
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Staines, Middlesex
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
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City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 per day + expenses
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