The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 506 473 520
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +47
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 81 71 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 46 27
Average daily rate £334 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.56% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £238 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £495 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Average hourly rate £37.49 £37.50 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.02% -34.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.49 £37.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.02% -34.78%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -73 78 £334 -16.56% 38
London -18 38 £370 -7.50% 16
City of London -5 18 £263 -30.00% 5
South West -9 14 £315 - 1
North West - 11 £450 - 1
Bristol -5 8 £315 - 1
South East -17 5 £325 -23.52% 2
West Midlands - 5 £325 - 10
Manchester - 4 - - 1
East of England -29 3 £388 -13.88% 3
Aberdeen +7 2 - -
Scotland -6 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 £250 - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £325 -
Ipswich - 2 £250 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -31 1 £300 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -32 1 £300 +20.00% 1
Essex - 1 £525 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £415 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chatham - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (24.80%) SQL
1 31 (24.80%) Selenium
2 26 (20.80%) Finance
3 25 (20.00%) Java
4 24 (19.20%) Web Services
4 24 (19.20%) Telecoms
4 24 (19.20%) Risk Management
4 24 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (19.20%) Automated Testing
5 23 (18.40%) Performance Testing
6 22 (17.60%) Penetration Testing
6 22 (17.60%) Windows
7 21 (16.80%) ISEB
7 21 (16.80%) Degree
8 20 (16.00%) Information Security
9 17 (13.60%) QA
9 17 (13.60%) Python
10 16 (12.80%) Test Scripting
10 16 (12.80%) Banking
11 15 (12.00%) Oracle
11 15 (12.00%) WebDriver
12 14 (11.20%) Linux
12 14 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (11.20%) Load Testing
12 14 (11.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 13 (10.40%) Retail
13 13 (10.40%) E-Commerce
13 13 (10.40%) Internet
14 12 (9.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 12 (9.60%) Test Automation

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (4.80%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.20%) CMS
2 4 (3.20%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (2.40%) IIS
3 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.60%) Apache
4 2 (1.60%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (4.80%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.20%) SaaS
2 2 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.40%) Internet
2 11 (8.80%) Firewall
3 6 (4.80%) VPN
4 4 (3.20%) Network Security
5 3 (2.40%) Wireless
6 2 (1.60%) FTP
6 2 (1.60%) DNS
6 2 (1.60%) Broadband
6 2 (1.60%) VoIP
6 2 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.80%) NGN
7 1 (0.80%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.80%) 3G
7 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.20%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.40%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.60%) Big Data
5 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.60%) MS Access
6 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.80%) MySQL
7 1 (0.80%) OLAP
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.80%) DTS
Development Applications
1 31 (24.80%) Selenium
2 15 (12.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (7.20%) SoapUI
4 8 (6.40%) Maven
4 8 (6.40%) TestNG
5 7 (5.60%) JIRA
5 7 (5.60%) Eclipse
6 6 (4.80%) Subversion
6 6 (4.80%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.40%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.40%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.40%) JMeter
7 3 (2.40%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.60%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.60%) AppScan
8 2 (1.60%) Capybara
8 2 (1.60%) JBehave
8 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.80%) JSUnit
General
1 26 (20.80%) Finance
2 24 (19.20%) Telecoms
3 16 (12.80%) Banking
4 13 (10.40%) Retail
5 8 (6.40%) Marketing
6 2 (1.60%) Electronics
6 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.80%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.80%) French Language
7 1 (0.80%) Billing
7 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (23.20%) Tester
2 22 (17.60%) Analyst
3 15 (12.00%) Test Leader
4 13 (10.40%) Security Analyst
4 13 (10.40%) Consultant
5 10 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (8.00%) Test Manager
5 10 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 10 (8.00%) Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Architect
7 8 (6.40%) Security Consultant
7 8 (6.40%) Senior Risk Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Risk Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Senior Security Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Security Risk Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Security Tester
8 7 (5.60%) Security Architect
8 7 (5.60%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.00%) UAT Tester
10 4 (3.20%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.20%) Web Services
2 11 (8.80%) .NET
3 7 (5.60%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.60%) SOAP
3 7 (5.60%) XML
4 6 (4.80%) jQuery
5 5 (4.00%) Semantic HTML
6 4 (3.20%) JSON
6 4 (3.20%) REST
7 2 (1.60%) HTML
7 2 (1.60%) CSS
7 2 (1.60%) JSP
7 2 (1.60%) Middleware
7 2 (1.60%) Spring
7 2 (1.60%) Ajax
7 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.80%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (0.80%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.80%) Velocity
8 1 (0.80%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.20%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.40%) Digital Media
4 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.80%) FMCG
4 6 (4.80%) Open Source
5 5 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.00%) PKI
5 5 (4.00%) RMADS
6 4 (3.20%) NHS
6 4 (3.20%) CESG
6 4 (3.20%) IPTV
7 3 (2.40%) Statistics
7 3 (2.40%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (2.40%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.40%) GIS
8 2 (1.60%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.60%) DTV
8 2 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.60%) Windows
2 14 (11.20%) Linux
3 11 (8.80%) UNIX
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.40%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.60%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.60%) AIX
6 2 (1.60%) HPUX
6 2 (1.60%) SUSE
6 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.20%) Risk Management
1 24 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (19.20%) Automated Testing
2 23 (18.40%) Performance Testing
3 22 (17.60%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (16.00%) Information Security
5 16 (12.80%) Test Scripting
6 14 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (11.20%) Load Testing
7 13 (10.40%) E-Commerce
8 12 (9.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 12 (9.60%) Test Automation
9 11 (8.80%) Software Testing
9 11 (8.80%) Web Testing
9 11 (8.80%) Scrum
10 10 (8.00%) Quality Management
10 10 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (8.00%) BDD
11 9 (7.20%) Test Management
11 9 (7.20%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.80%) SQL
2 25 (20.00%) Java
3 17 (13.60%) Python
4 11 (8.80%) C#
5 10 (8.00%) PHP
5 10 (8.00%) Ruby
6 8 (6.40%) C
7 7 (5.60%) Groovy
8 4 (3.20%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.40%) VB
10 2 (1.60%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (1.60%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.80%) C++
11 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (16.80%) ISEB
1 21 (16.80%) Degree
2 11 (8.80%) CISSP
3 9 (7.20%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.40%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.80%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.40%) CEH
6 3 (2.40%) CISA
6 3 (2.40%) GIAC
7 2 (1.60%) CISM
7 2 (1.60%) CISMP
7 2 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.60%) GPEN
7 2 (1.60%) OSCP
8 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.80%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.60%) QA
2 14 (11.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (8.80%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.80%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.20%) Nmap
2 3 (2.40%) UAG
3 2 (1.60%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.80%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) Nessus
2 4 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.40%) WebInspect
4 2 (1.60%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (1.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (12.00%) Oracle
2 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.40%) SAP
3 8 (6.40%) hybris
4 6 (4.80%) JBoss
4 6 (4.80%) VMware
5 4 (3.20%) HP
5 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.40%) Facebook
6 3 (2.40%) Qualys
6 3 (2.40%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.40%) Symantec
6 3 (2.40%) Adobe
6 3 (2.40%) Cisco
7 2 (1.60%) CA
7 2 (1.60%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.60%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.60%) F5
8 1 (0.80%) IronPort
8 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
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Experis IT
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Rate: £400 per day
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