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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 470 530 504
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -26
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 130 51 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.099% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 32 33
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £291 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £484 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00

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
42487 38184 36396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.65% 73.77% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27602 23709 21229
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1158 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £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 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 108 £413 +3.12% 23
London +37 57 £424 +5.93% 8
South East -3 31 £350 -20.00% 3
Scotland - 20 £393 - 3
Edinburgh - 18 £391 - 2
Surrey +10 15 £348 - 2
City of London +30 11 £360 -10.00% 4
Hampshire -16 6 £325 -
Berkshire - 6 £388 - 1
Yorkshire -3 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire 0 4 - - 1
Leeds -15 4 - - 1
South West -27 4 £325 - 2
North West +3 3 £275 -21.98% 6
Middlesex +2 3 £500 +17.64%
Somerset - 3 £325 -
West Midlands - 3 £310 -
Slough - 3 £388 - 1
East of England -14 2 £438 +34.61% 3
Taunton - 2 £338 -
Reading - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £410 - 1
Bristol -22 1 £225 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £500 -
Ipswich - 1 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £500 - 1
York - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £275 - 2

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (24.53%) UNIX
3 63 (23.77%) Linux
4 62 (23.40%) Java
5 57 (21.51%) ISTQB
6 51 (19.25%) Test Scripting
7 50 (18.87%) Security Cleared
8 49 (18.49%) Selenium
9 46 (17.36%) Penetration Testing
10 45 (16.98%) SC Cleared
11 44 (16.60%) Information Security
11 44 (16.60%) Microsoft
12 42 (15.85%) JavaScript
12 42 (15.85%) QA
13 41 (15.47%) Test Automation
13 41 (15.47%) HP
14 39 (14.72%) Oracle
15 38 (14.34%) .NET
16 37 (13.96%) Test Strategy
17 36 (13.58%) SQL
17 36 (13.58%) ISEB
18 35 (13.21%) Finance
19 34 (12.83%) Cisco
19 34 (12.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 33 (12.45%) HTML
21 31 (11.70%) Python
21 31 (11.70%) MS Excel
22 30 (11.32%) JSP
22 30 (11.32%) MCITP
22 30 (11.32%) Software Testing

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 15 (5.66%) WebLogic
2 14 (5.28%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.77%) Apache
4 7 (2.64%) WebLogic Integration
5 5 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.51%) Node.js
7 3 (1.13%) nginx
8 2 (0.75%) IIS
8 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.75%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.38%) CMS
9 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.38%) Documentum
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (11.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.51%) MS Project
2 4 (1.51%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.75%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.13%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.04%) Network Security
2 12 (4.53%) Firewall
3 10 (3.77%) FTP
3 10 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (3.40%) DNS
4 9 (3.40%) Wireshark
5 7 (2.64%) SSL
6 6 (2.26%) HTTPS
7 5 (1.89%) Wireless
8 4 (1.51%) Internet
8 4 (1.51%) HTTP
9 3 (1.13%) Wireless Security
10 2 (0.75%) HSPA
10 2 (0.75%) ZigBee
10 2 (0.75%) 3GPP
10 2 (0.75%) UMTS
10 2 (0.75%) LDAP
10 2 (0.75%) 802.15
10 2 (0.75%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.06%) Big Data
2 9 (3.40%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.02%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.64%) MS Access
5 6 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.89%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.13%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.13%) MySQL
8 3 (1.13%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.13%) Redis
9 2 (0.75%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.75%) SimpleDB
9 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 49 (18.49%) Selenium
2 24 (9.06%) JIRA
3 22 (8.30%) Cucumber
4 20 (7.55%) WebDriver
5 13 (4.91%) JMeter
5 13 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (4.53%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (3.77%) LoadRunner
8 9 (3.40%) JUnit
8 9 (3.40%) SoapUI
8 9 (3.40%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.40%) Git (software)
9 7 (2.64%) NUnit
9 7 (2.64%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.64%) Calabash
9 7 (2.64%) Capybara
9 7 (2.64%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.26%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (1.89%) NeoLoad
General
1 35 (13.21%) Finance
2 16 (6.04%) Banking
3 8 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.13%) Retail
4 3 (1.13%) Billing
5 2 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Marketing
6 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 54 (20.38%) Analyst
2 44 (16.60%) Test Analyst
3 41 (15.47%) Tester
4 25 (9.43%) Test Leader
5 22 (8.30%) Test Manager
6 21 (7.92%) Developer
6 21 (7.92%) Security Specialist
7 19 (7.17%) Consultant
8 16 (6.04%) Security Consultant
9 14 (5.28%) Architect
9 14 (5.28%) Test Engineer
10 12 (4.53%) Security Analyst
10 12 (4.53%) Security Architect
11 10 (3.77%) Software Developer
12 9 (3.40%) Test Specialist
12 9 (3.40%) Security Manager
13 8 (3.02%) Automation Analyst
14 7 (2.64%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (2.64%) Automation Test Analyst
14 7 (2.64%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.34%) .NET
2 33 (12.45%) HTML
3 30 (11.32%) JSP
4 28 (10.57%) ASP.NET
5 23 (8.68%) Web Services
6 15 (5.66%) XML
7 13 (4.91%) SOAP
7 13 (4.91%) REST
8 7 (2.64%) JSON
9 5 (1.89%) Middleware
9 5 (1.89%) RESTful
10 4 (1.51%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.51%) SAML
11 3 (1.13%) Spring
11 3 (1.13%) CSS
11 3 (1.13%) J2EE
11 3 (1.13%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.13%) WCF
12 2 (0.75%) OAuth
12 2 (0.75%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.92%) Open Source
2 19 (7.17%) Mobile App
2 19 (7.17%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.04%) PKI
4 16 (6.04%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.91%) Cryptography
5 13 (4.91%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (4.15%) Smart Meter
7 8 (3.02%) N-Tier
8 7 (2.64%) GIS
9 6 (2.26%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.26%) CESG
10 3 (1.13%) iPhone
10 3 (1.13%) iPad
10 3 (1.13%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.13%) RMADS
11 2 (0.75%) User Experience
11 2 (0.75%) AS400
12 1 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (24.53%) UNIX
2 63 (23.77%) Linux
3 26 (9.81%) Windows
4 17 (6.42%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.02%) Android
6 7 (2.64%) SUSE
6 7 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.64%) HPUX
6 7 (2.64%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.64%) Windows 2000
6 7 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.13%) Solaris
8 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.75%) zOS
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (19.25%) Test Scripting
3 46 (17.36%) Penetration Testing
4 44 (16.60%) Information Security
5 41 (15.47%) Test Automation
6 37 (13.96%) Test Strategy
7 30 (11.32%) Software Testing
8 27 (10.19%) Performance Testing
9 26 (9.81%) Test Management
9 26 (9.81%) Risk Management
10 24 (9.06%) Automated Testing
11 23 (8.68%) BDD
12 21 (7.92%) Information Assurance
13 19 (7.17%) Automation Testing
13 19 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (6.79%) Scrum
14 18 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (6.42%) Manual Testing
16 16 (6.04%) Vulnerability Management
16 16 (6.04%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.40%) Java
2 42 (15.85%) JavaScript
3 36 (13.58%) SQL
4 31 (11.70%) Python
5 26 (9.81%) C#
6 25 (9.43%) PHP
6 25 (9.43%) PowerShell
7 22 (8.30%) C++
8 21 (7.92%) Perl
9 17 (6.42%) Ruby
10 14 (5.28%) VB
11 7 (2.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 7 (2.64%) Groovy
12 6 (2.26%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.89%) C
14 4 (1.51%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.75%) VBA
15 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 57 (21.51%) ISTQB
2 50 (18.87%) Security Cleared
3 45 (16.98%) SC Cleared
4 36 (13.58%) ISEB
5 34 (12.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 30 (11.32%) MCITP
7 28 (10.57%) Degree
8 27 (10.19%) CISSP
8 27 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (8.68%) DV Cleared
11 19 (7.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (4.91%) ISEB Practitioner
13 11 (4.15%) CISM
14 10 (3.77%) CISA
14 10 (3.77%) CEH
15 3 (1.13%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (1.13%) CRISC
16 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.75%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (15.85%) QA
2 24 (9.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (5.66%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.13%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.38%) COBIT
6 1 (0.38%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 5 (1.89%) Nmap
2 3 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.75%) Firmware
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 25 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.02%) Nessus
3 5 (1.89%) Puppet
4 4 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.13%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (1.13%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.75%) Salt
7 1 (0.38%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.38%) Nagios
7 1 (0.38%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 44 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 41 (15.47%) HP
3 39 (14.72%) Oracle
4 34 (12.83%) Cisco
5 9 (3.40%) McAfee
5 9 (3.40%) IBM
6 8 (3.02%) CheckPoint
7 7 (2.64%) TIBCO
8 6 (2.26%) Sophos
9 4 (1.51%) SAP
9 4 (1.51%) Sourcefire
10 3 (1.13%) Tripwire
10 3 (1.13%) Sun
10 3 (1.13%) Murex
10 3 (1.13%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.13%) IronPort
10 3 (1.13%) Qualys
10 3 (1.13%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (0.75%) F5
11 2 (0.75%) webMethods
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