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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 468 493 503
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +10
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 172 150 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 90 82
Median daily rate £460 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.84% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £52.99 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.99 £37.49
% change year-on-year
- +41.34%

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
44001 44737 42259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.29% 79.69% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29186 28814 26448
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1191 1229
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +17 152 £475 +14.45% 37
London +44 101 £500 +5.26% 12
South East -29 22 £450 +5.88% 7
Scotland -15 14 £340 +3.03%
North West -6 10 £325 +4.00% 5
Edinburgh +8 9 £317 -3.99%
West Midlands -15 7 £375 +13.63% 2
East of England +15 6 - - 1
Berkshire -1 6 £475 +18.75% 2
Watford - 6 - -
Croydon - 6 £438 -
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
City of London +22 5 £460 -8.00% 3
Glasgow -2 5 £394 +15.80%
Birmingham - 5 £375 - 1
West Sussex -7 4 £388 +6.89%
Wales +19 3 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £500 +11.11%
Manchester -7 3 £300 -25.00% 5
Cardiff - 3 £500 -
South Wales - 3 £500 -
Oxfordshire +11 2 £288 -16.36% 2
Banbury +3 2 £288 -28.12% 2
Milton Keynes +2 2 £513 +13.88%
Yorkshire -3 2 £488 +17.46% 4
Reading -5 2 £425 +41.66% 1
Hampshire -5 2 £544 +27.94% 2
Warwickshire -6 2 £500 +51.51%
Surrey -20 2 £450 +12.50%
North East -56 2 £410 +22.38% 1

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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.

1 130 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (26.24%) Finance
3 76 (20.99%) Information Assurance
4 73 (20.17%) Penetration Testing
5 69 (19.06%) Information Security
5 69 (19.06%) Java
6 65 (17.96%) Software Testing
7 62 (17.13%) Linux
8 59 (16.30%) Performance Testing
9 56 (15.47%) Test Scripting
10 53 (14.64%) ISEB
11 51 (14.09%) ISTQB
12 50 (13.81%) CISSP
13 49 (13.54%) Banking
13 49 (13.54%) Non-Functional Testing
14 48 (13.26%) SQL
15 47 (12.98%) BDD
16 46 (12.71%) Security Cleared
17 45 (12.43%) HP
18 40 (11.05%) User Acceptance Testing
19 39 (10.77%) SC Cleared
19 39 (10.77%) Microsoft
19 39 (10.77%) JavaScript
19 39 (10.77%) Risk Management
20 37 (10.22%) Unix
20 37 (10.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 36 (9.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 35 (9.67%) Selenium
22 35 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
22 35 (9.67%) OWASP

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 12 (3.31%) JBoss
2 11 (3.04%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.66%) IIS
3 6 (1.66%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.38%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.10%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.55%) Apache
6 2 (0.55%) CMS
6 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.28%) CICS
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Magento
2 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.31%) IaaS
2 12 (3.31%) PaaS
3 10 (2.76%) SaaS
4 6 (1.66%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.08%) Firewall
2 11 (3.04%) Network Security
3 9 (2.49%) VPN
3 9 (2.49%) Wireless
4 8 (2.21%) DNS
4 8 (2.21%) Internet
4 8 (2.21%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.66%) HTTP
5 6 (1.66%) IPsec
6 4 (1.10%) 802.15
6 4 (1.10%) IPv6
6 4 (1.10%) LDAP
6 4 (1.10%) SSH
6 4 (1.10%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.83%) DHCP
7 3 (0.83%) FTP
7 3 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.83%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.83%) SMTP
8 2 (0.55%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.49%) Data Mining
2 8 (2.21%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.38%) DB2
6 1 (0.28%) Big Data
6 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (9.67%) Selenium
2 22 (6.08%) Cucumber
3 21 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 21 (5.80%) JIRA
3 21 (5.80%) JMeter
4 14 (3.87%) Ant
4 14 (3.87%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.87%) Gradle
4 14 (3.87%) LoadRunner
4 14 (3.87%) Maven
5 13 (3.59%) Metasploit
5 13 (3.59%) WebDriver
6 12 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (3.31%) Bitbucket
7 11 (3.04%) AppScan
7 11 (3.04%) Burp Suite
7 11 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.76%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.21%) Protractor
9 8 (2.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (26.24%) Finance
2 49 (13.54%) Banking
3 25 (6.91%) Retail
4 16 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.31%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.66%) Front Office
7 3 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Advertising
8 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (22.93%) Analyst
2 62 (17.13%) Test Analyst
3 50 (13.81%) Tester
4 49 (13.54%) Consultant
5 35 (9.67%) Security Consultant
6 28 (7.73%) Penetration Tester
7 26 (7.18%) Test Manager
8 23 (6.35%) Developer
8 23 (6.35%) Security Engineer
9 22 (6.08%) Architect
10 15 (4.14%) Programme Manager
10 15 (4.14%) Security Architect
10 15 (4.14%) Security Specialist
11 14 (3.87%) Security Analyst
11 14 (3.87%) Security Tester
12 13 (3.59%) Test Leader
13 12 (3.31%) Business Analyst
14 11 (3.04%) Programme Test Manager
14 11 (3.04%) Test Programme Manager
14 11 (3.04%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.12%) .NET
2 24 (6.63%) XML
3 21 (5.80%) HTML
4 19 (5.25%) Web Services
5 16 (4.42%) SOAP
6 11 (3.04%) ASP.NET
7 9 (2.49%) RESTful
8 6 (1.66%) Middleware
8 6 (1.66%) XML Messaging
9 5 (1.38%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.38%) REST
10 4 (1.10%) 802.1X
10 4 (1.10%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.10%) J2EE
10 4 (1.10%) jQuery
10 4 (1.10%) JSTS
11 2 (0.55%) CSS
11 2 (0.55%) DOM
11 2 (0.55%) JMS
11 2 (0.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.29%) Management Information System
2 26 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.52%) User Experience
4 16 (4.42%) Cryptography
4 16 (4.42%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.87%) CESG
6 11 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.76%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.93%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.38%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (1.38%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.38%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.10%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.10%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.10%) PKI
10 4 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.83%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 62 (17.13%) Linux
2 37 (10.22%) Unix
3 34 (9.39%) Windows
4 15 (4.14%) Apple iOS
5 14 (3.87%) Android
6 6 (1.66%) Kali Linux
6 6 (1.66%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.83%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.55%) AIX
8 2 (0.55%) Solaris
8 2 (0.55%) zOS
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (20.99%) Information Assurance
3 73 (20.17%) Penetration Testing
4 69 (19.06%) Information Security
5 65 (17.96%) Software Testing
6 59 (16.30%) Performance Testing
7 56 (15.47%) Test Scripting
8 49 (13.54%) Non-Functional Testing
9 47 (12.98%) BDD
10 40 (11.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (10.77%) Risk Management
12 35 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (9.67%) OWASP
13 33 (9.12%) TDD
14 32 (8.84%) Test Strategy
15 30 (8.29%) Automated Testing
15 30 (8.29%) Cybersecurity
15 30 (8.29%) Open Source
15 30 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (8.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 69 (19.06%) Java
2 48 (13.26%) SQL
3 39 (10.77%) JavaScript
4 23 (6.35%) Python
5 19 (5.25%) C
6 18 (4.97%) Ruby
7 15 (4.14%) C#
8 14 (3.87%) C++
9 13 (3.59%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.31%) Perl
11 11 (3.04%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.49%) VBScript
13 6 (1.66%) PHP
14 5 (1.38%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.10%) Scala
16 3 (0.83%) COBOL
17 2 (0.55%) Assembly Language
17 2 (0.55%) XPath
18 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
18 1 (0.28%) Go
Qualifications
1 53 (14.64%) ISEB
2 51 (14.09%) ISTQB
3 50 (13.81%) CISSP
4 46 (12.71%) Security Cleared
5 39 (10.77%) SC Cleared
6 37 (10.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (8.01%) Degree
8 27 (7.46%) CEH
9 20 (5.52%) CISM
9 20 (5.52%) CREST Certified
10 13 (3.59%) CISA
10 13 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (3.59%) MCITP
10 13 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (3.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 12 (3.31%) PMI Certification
11 12 (3.31%) PMP
12 8 (2.21%) GIAC
13 6 (1.66%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (1.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (8.56%) QA
3 18 (4.97%) PCI DSS
4 14 (3.87%) RMADS
5 7 (1.93%) COBIT
5 7 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.66%) Basel II
6 6 (1.66%) COREP
6 6 (1.66%) JSP 440
7 5 (1.38%) ISO27005
8 3 (0.83%) Basel III
8 3 (0.83%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.83%) FINREP
8 3 (0.83%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.83%) WCAG
9 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.55%) SDET
9 2 (0.55%) SLA
10 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 15 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.10%) Docker
3 4 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.83%) Sendmail
5 2 (0.55%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.55%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.28%) NFS
6 1 (0.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 32 (8.84%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (3.59%) Puppet
3 11 (3.04%) Ansible
4 10 (2.76%) Nessus
5 6 (1.66%) HP Fortify
6 5 (1.38%) WebInspect
7 3 (0.83%) Nmap
7 3 (0.83%) SCCM
7 3 (0.83%) SELinux
8 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.55%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.55%) Nagios
9 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.28%) SCOM
9 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 45 (12.43%) HP
2 39 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.25%) Cisco
3 19 (5.25%) Oracle
3 19 (5.25%) VMware
4 16 (4.42%) Atlassian
5 14 (3.87%) IBM
6 8 (2.21%) Citrix
6 8 (2.21%) SAP
6 8 (2.21%) Veracode
7 5 (1.38%) Sun
7 5 (1.38%) Sybase
8 4 (1.10%) Qualys
9 3 (0.83%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.83%) Intel Security
10 2 (0.55%) ATG
10 2 (0.55%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (0.55%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.55%) Mercator
10 2 (0.55%) Tripwire
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago