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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 455 469 451
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 158 123 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 73 73
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£400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £52.99 £46.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +42.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.99 £46.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +42.29%

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 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 +5 146 £408 +10.13% 33
South East +27 60 £425 +102.38% 2
London -12 52 £475 +18.75% 21
Surrey +17 24 £400 -
Hampshire +8 14 £425 -
City of London -4 14 £500 +42.85% 8
Milton Keynes +10 12 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire +9 12 £450 - 1
South West -7 12 £360 +15.20%
Leatherhead - 12 £400 -
North West -22 10 £313 -3.10% 4
Scotland +1 9 £330 -5.71% 1
Manchester -8 9 £400 +24.03% 3
Southampton - 8 £425 -
Staines - 8 £513 -
Berkshire +14 6 £400 +90.47%
Somerset +11 6 £345 +15.00%
Glasgow -3 6 £340 -2.85%
West Yorkshire -14 6 £415 -36.15%
Yorkshire -15 6 £415 -36.15% 4
Leeds - 6 £415 -
Wiltshire - 4 £382 -
Swindon - 4 £382 -
Taunton +17 3 £343 +14.16%
West Midlands -2 3 £300 -9.09%
Warwickshire - 3 £300 -
Slough +5 2 - -
East of England 0 2 - - 2
West Sussex - 2 £363 -
East Anglia - 2 - -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 75 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 67 (24.81%) Software Testing
3 64 (23.70%) HP
3 64 (23.70%) Information Assurance
4 58 (21.48%) Security Cleared
4 58 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (21.11%) Finance
6 54 (20.00%) UNIX
7 52 (19.26%) .NET
7 52 (19.26%) Test Scripting
8 51 (18.89%) SC Cleared
9 50 (18.52%) Information Security
10 48 (17.78%) ISEB
11 47 (17.41%) Microsoft
12 42 (15.56%) Linux
12 42 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
13 40 (14.81%) HTML
14 39 (14.44%) JavaScript
15 37 (13.70%) SQL
15 37 (13.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 36 (13.33%) Telecoms
16 36 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 35 (12.96%) Performance Testing
17 35 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 33 (12.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 33 (12.22%) Cisco
18 33 (12.22%) Cisco Certification
18 33 (12.22%) Oracle
18 33 (12.22%) Management Information System
19 32 (11.85%) Risk Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (3.70%) Apache
2 9 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.96%) nginx
4 4 (1.48%) IIS
4 4 (1.48%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.74%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.37%) Node.js
6 1 (0.37%) Drupal
Applications
1 28 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.74%) MS Project
3 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (2.59%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.59%) Route 53
2 7 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (1.85%) SaaS
4 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.74%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.89%) Firewall
2 19 (7.04%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.44%) HTTP
4 11 (4.07%) Internet
5 9 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (2.22%) Wireless
7 4 (1.48%) Network Security
8 3 (1.11%) SSL
9 2 (0.74%) FTP
9 2 (0.74%) SAN
9 2 (0.74%) VPN
9 2 (0.74%) DNS
9 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.74%) Wireless Security
9 2 (0.74%) VLAN
10 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.37%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.37%) HSPA
10 1 (0.37%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.33%) Redis
2 9 (3.33%) MySQL
3 8 (2.96%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.96%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.96%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.59%) Couchbase
4 7 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.59%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.59%) SimpleDB
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.74%) MS Access
6 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (11.85%) Selenium
2 24 (8.89%) SoapUI
3 21 (7.78%) WebDriver
4 19 (7.04%) Cucumber
5 18 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 18 (6.67%) SpecFlow
6 12 (4.44%) Jenkins
7 10 (3.70%) Capybara
8 9 (3.33%) Jasmine
8 9 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (3.33%) WATIR
9 8 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.59%) HP UFT
11 4 (1.48%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.48%) JMeter
11 4 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.11%) Subversion
12 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.74%) NSubstitute
General
1 57 (21.11%) Finance
2 36 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.67%) Retail
4 16 (5.93%) Banking
5 11 (4.07%) Legal
6 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Automotive
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (18.15%) Analyst
2 37 (13.70%) Test Analyst
3 33 (12.22%) Architect
4 29 (10.74%) Tester
5 25 (9.26%) Consultant
6 23 (8.52%) Test Manager
7 22 (8.15%) Security Consultant
8 20 (7.41%) Test Leader
9 18 (6.67%) Test Specialist
9 18 (6.67%) Security Architect
10 15 (5.56%) Security Manager
11 12 (4.44%) Security Analyst
12 9 (3.33%) Test Architect
13 8 (2.96%) Software Engineer
14 7 (2.59%) Software Tester
14 7 (2.59%) Team Leader
14 7 (2.59%) Automation Tester
14 7 (2.59%) Cloud Software Engineer
14 7 (2.59%) Cloud Engineer
15 6 (2.22%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.26%) .NET
2 40 (14.81%) HTML
3 30 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 28 (10.37%) JSP
5 27 (10.00%) SOAP
6 25 (9.26%) XML
7 16 (5.93%) RESTful
8 14 (5.19%) XML Messaging
8 14 (5.19%) Web Services
9 7 (2.59%) POSIX
9 7 (2.59%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.59%) JSON
10 5 (1.85%) CSS
10 5 (1.85%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.11%) Velocity
12 2 (0.74%) Gherkin
12 2 (0.74%) SAP PI
12 2 (0.74%) AppFabric
12 2 (0.74%) REST
13 1 (0.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.22%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.56%) PKI
3 14 (5.19%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (4.07%) Cryptography
4 11 (4.07%) Smart Meter
4 11 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.96%) EPoS
6 7 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.48%) RMADS
7 4 (1.48%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.11%) W3C
8 3 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.74%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.74%) NHS
9 2 (0.74%) User Experience
9 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.74%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.74%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.00%) UNIX
2 42 (15.56%) Linux
3 18 (6.67%) Windows
4 3 (1.11%) Android
4 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.11%) Solaris
5 2 (0.74%) SUSE
5 2 (0.74%) HPUX
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.37%) CentOS
6 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (24.81%) Software Testing
2 64 (23.70%) Information Assurance
3 58 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (19.26%) Test Scripting
5 50 (18.52%) Information Security
6 42 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
7 35 (12.96%) Performance Testing
8 32 (11.85%) Risk Management
9 31 (11.48%) Test Automation
10 29 (10.74%) Vulnerability Management
11 28 (10.37%) BDD
11 28 (10.37%) User Acceptance Testing
12 27 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
13 26 (9.63%) Test Strategy
14 25 (9.26%) Test Management
14 25 (9.26%) Automated Testing
15 23 (8.52%) TDD
16 20 (7.41%) Release Management
16 20 (7.41%) ITIL
16 20 (7.41%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.44%) JavaScript
2 37 (13.70%) SQL
3 27 (10.00%) C#
4 26 (9.63%) PowerShell
5 17 (6.30%) Java
6 16 (5.93%) PL/SQL
7 15 (5.56%) Perl
8 14 (5.19%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.33%) Python
10 7 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.59%) Groovy
11 5 (1.85%) C
12 4 (1.48%) Ruby
13 3 (1.11%) C++
14 2 (0.74%) PHP
14 2 (0.74%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 2 (0.74%) VBA
14 2 (0.74%) VB
15 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 58 (21.48%) Security Cleared
3 51 (18.89%) SC Cleared
4 48 (17.78%) ISEB
5 36 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (12.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 33 (12.22%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (11.85%) MCITP
9 24 (8.89%) CISSP
10 16 (5.93%) GIAC
11 14 (5.19%) CISM
12 11 (4.07%) ISEB Practitioner
13 10 (3.70%) Degree
14 9 (3.33%) DV Cleared
15 7 (2.59%) CISA
15 7 (2.59%) MCSE
16 6 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (1.85%) CCNA
17 5 (1.85%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (10.00%) QA
3 20 (7.41%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.48%) SLA
5 3 (1.11%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.74%) COBIT
6 2 (0.74%) FATCA
7 1 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 4 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.11%) Snort
3 2 (0.74%) vSphere
4 1 (0.37%) Varnish
4 1 (0.37%) KVM
4 1 (0.37%) Docker
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.96%) Puppet
3 7 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.59%) HAProxy
3 7 (2.59%) Ansible
3 7 (2.59%) Salt
4 3 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.74%) Nessus
6 1 (0.37%) Nmap
6 1 (0.37%) Nagios
6 1 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 64 (23.70%) HP
2 47 (17.41%) Microsoft
3 33 (12.22%) Cisco
3 33 (12.22%) Oracle
4 9 (3.33%) hybris
5 8 (2.96%) VMware
6 5 (1.85%) Citrix
7 4 (1.48%) SAP
8 2 (0.74%) Sourcefire
8 2 (0.74%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.74%) Facebook
8 2 (0.74%) Twitter
9 1 (0.37%) Rapid7
9 1 (0.37%) Symantec
9 1 (0.37%) Websense
9 1 (0.37%) Percona
9 1 (0.37%) Actimize
9 1 (0.37%) Google
9 1 (0.37%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.37%) Coverity
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Milton Keynes
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Rate: £550 per day
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