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 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 473 472 470
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 170 175 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.38% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 109 86
Median daily rate £475 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £60.74 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.74 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.43%

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
44747 45474 41772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29561 29429 25946
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 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1183 1168
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 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 24 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 -23 152 £500 +20.48% 40
London +47 96 £525 +10.52% 14
South East -38 29 £450 +9.09% 5
Scotland +7 13 £317 -6.82%
West Midlands -19 10 £500 +73.91% 3
Edinburgh +1 9 £317 +3.87%
Berkshire +3 8 £475 +15.15%
East of England +16 7 £413 -21.42% 3
Croydon - 6 £438 -
City of London +39 5 £425 -15.00% 4
Hertfordshire +17 5 £413 - 1
Hampshire -8 5 £450 +12.50% 2
North West -15 5 £350 -12.50% 6
Birmingham - 5 £375 - 1
Wales +18 4 £500 +11.11% 1
South Wales +16 4 £500 +11.11% 1
Watford +10 4 - -
Glasgow +2 4 £370 +5.71%
West Sussex -1 4 £425 +17.24%
Warwickshire -6 4 £550 +91.30%
Surrey -25 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Cardiff +18 3 £500 +11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £500 +11.11% 1
Bedfordshire +1 3 £411 -21.66% 2
Oxfordshire +7 2 £288 -16.36% 1
Banbury +5 2 £288 -28.12% 1
Reading +4 2 £425 +19.29%
Milton Keynes 0 2 £513 +13.88% 1
North East -41 2 £410 +22.38% 1
Tyne and Wear -44 2 £410 +22.38% 1

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 129 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (24.86%) Finance
3 76 (20.99%) Penetration Testing
4 72 (19.89%) Java
5 64 (17.68%) Information Assurance
6 62 (17.13%) Information Security
7 61 (16.85%) Linux
8 58 (16.02%) Software Testing
9 56 (15.47%) Performance Testing
10 53 (14.64%) Test Scripting
10 53 (14.64%) CISSP
11 50 (13.81%) SQL
12 49 (13.54%) ISEB
13 48 (13.26%) Banking
13 48 (13.26%) Non-Functional Testing
14 47 (12.98%) ISTQB
15 46 (12.71%) User Acceptance Testing
15 46 (12.71%) Security Cleared
16 44 (12.15%) HP
17 43 (11.88%) BDD
18 41 (11.33%) JavaScript
19 40 (11.05%) SC Cleared
20 38 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
20 38 (10.50%) Microsoft
21 37 (10.22%) Unix
21 37 (10.22%) OWASP
22 36 (9.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 36 (9.94%) Risk Management
22 36 (9.94%) Cybersecurity
23 34 (9.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 11 (3.04%) OpenStack
2 10 (2.76%) JBoss
3 6 (1.66%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.38%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.10%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.83%) CMS
7 2 (0.55%) Apache
7 2 (0.55%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.55%) CICS
7 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.55%) IIS
8 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.28%) Confluence
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.55%) 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 18 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (4.97%) 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 25 (6.91%) Firewall
2 14 (3.87%) Internet
3 10 (2.76%) Network Security
4 9 (2.49%) Wireless
5 8 (2.21%) VPN
6 7 (1.93%) DNS
6 7 (1.93%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.66%) IPsec
8 5 (1.38%) HTTP
9 4 (1.10%) 802.15
9 4 (1.10%) IPv6
9 4 (1.10%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.10%) LDAP
9 4 (1.10%) SSH
9 4 (1.10%) ZigBee
10 3 (0.83%) DHCP
10 3 (0.83%) FTP
10 3 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.83%) SMTP
11 2 (0.55%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.21%) Data Mining
1 8 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.38%) DB2
4 2 (0.55%) Big Data
4 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (9.12%) Selenium
2 20 (5.52%) Jenkins
2 20 (5.52%) JIRA
2 20 (5.52%) JMeter
3 19 (5.25%) Cucumber
4 14 (3.87%) Ant
4 14 (3.87%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.87%) Gradle
4 14 (3.87%) Maven
5 12 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (3.31%) Bitbucket
5 12 (3.31%) LoadRunner
5 12 (3.31%) WebDriver
6 11 (3.04%) AppScan
7 10 (2.76%) Burp Suite
7 10 (2.76%) SoapUI
8 9 (2.49%) Metasploit
8 9 (2.49%) Protractor
8 9 (2.49%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (24.86%) Finance
2 48 (13.26%) Banking
3 26 (7.18%) Retail
4 16 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.04%) Retail Banking
6 10 (2.76%) Legal
7 6 (1.66%) Front Office
8 2 (0.55%) Advertising
8 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Games
8 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (23.20%) Analyst
2 57 (15.75%) Test Analyst
3 46 (12.71%) Tester
4 38 (10.50%) Consultant
5 33 (9.12%) Security Consultant
6 31 (8.56%) Test Manager
7 27 (7.46%) Security Engineer
8 26 (7.18%) Architect
9 25 (6.91%) Penetration Tester
10 23 (6.35%) Developer
11 17 (4.70%) Security Analyst
12 16 (4.42%) Security Specialist
13 15 (4.14%) Programme Manager
14 14 (3.87%) Security Architect
14 14 (3.87%) Security Manager
15 13 (3.59%) Business Analyst
15 13 (3.59%) Test Leader
16 11 (3.04%) Security Tester
16 11 (3.04%) Test Programme Manager
16 11 (3.04%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.56%) .NET
2 23 (6.35%) XML
3 22 (6.08%) HTML
4 15 (4.14%) SOAP
4 15 (4.14%) Web Services
5 12 (3.31%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.49%) RESTful
7 6 (1.66%) XML Messaging
8 5 (1.38%) Middleware
8 5 (1.38%) REST
9 4 (1.10%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.10%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.10%) J2EE
9 4 (1.10%) jQuery
9 4 (1.10%) JSTS
10 3 (0.83%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.83%) CSS
10 3 (0.83%) DOM
10 3 (0.83%) JSON
10 3 (0.83%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.73%) Management Information System
2 25 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.52%) User Experience
4 16 (4.42%) Cryptography
5 14 (3.87%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.76%) CESG
7 10 (2.76%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.38%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.38%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (1.38%) PKI
9 5 (1.38%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.10%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.10%) Smartcard
11 3 (0.83%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.85%) Linux
2 37 (10.22%) Unix
3 32 (8.84%) Windows
4 16 (4.42%) Apple iOS
5 15 (4.14%) Android
6 5 (1.38%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.83%) 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
1 129 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (20.99%) Penetration Testing
3 64 (17.68%) Information Assurance
4 62 (17.13%) Information Security
5 58 (16.02%) Software Testing
6 56 (15.47%) Performance Testing
7 53 (14.64%) Test Scripting
8 48 (13.26%) Non-Functional Testing
9 46 (12.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 43 (11.88%) BDD
11 38 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (10.22%) OWASP
13 36 (9.94%) Cybersecurity
13 36 (9.94%) Risk Management
14 33 (9.12%) DevOps
14 33 (9.12%) Open Source
15 32 (8.84%) System Integration Testing
15 32 (8.84%) TDD
16 31 (8.56%) Automated Testing
16 31 (8.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.89%) Java
2 50 (13.81%) SQL
3 41 (11.33%) JavaScript
4 24 (6.63%) Python
5 18 (4.97%) C
5 18 (4.97%) Ruby
6 17 (4.70%) C#
7 14 (3.87%) C++
7 14 (3.87%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.31%) Perl
9 11 (3.04%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.49%) VBScript
11 5 (1.38%) PHP
11 5 (1.38%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.38%) Scala
12 3 (0.83%) COBOL
12 3 (0.83%) XPath
13 2 (0.55%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (14.64%) CISSP
2 49 (13.54%) ISEB
3 47 (12.98%) ISTQB
4 46 (12.71%) Security Cleared
5 40 (11.05%) SC Cleared
6 34 (9.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (8.29%) CEH
8 28 (7.73%) Degree
9 22 (6.08%) CREST Certified
10 20 (5.52%) CISM
11 13 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (3.59%) MCITP
11 13 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (3.31%) CISA
12 12 (3.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 12 (3.31%) PMP
13 8 (2.21%) GIAC
14 6 (1.66%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (1.38%) CRISC
15 5 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (8.01%) QA
3 19 (5.25%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.21%) RMADS
5 7 (1.93%) COBIT
5 7 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.66%) Basel II
6 6 (1.66%) COREP
7 4 (1.10%) ISAE 3402
7 4 (1.10%) ISO27005
8 3 (0.83%) Basel III
8 3 (0.83%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.83%) FINREP
8 3 (0.83%) SDET
9 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.55%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.55%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.28%) ISO27002
System Software
1 15 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.38%) Docker
4 3 (0.83%) Sendmail
5 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
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 28 (7.73%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (3.59%) Puppet
3 11 (3.04%) Ansible
4 7 (1.93%) HP Fortify
5 6 (1.66%) Nessus
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%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.55%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.55%) Nagios
9 1 (0.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.28%) SCOM
9 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 44 (12.15%) HP
2 38 (10.50%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.25%) Cisco
3 19 (5.25%) VMware
4 18 (4.97%) IBM
4 18 (4.97%) Oracle
5 16 (4.42%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.21%) SAP
6 8 (2.21%) Veracode
7 7 (1.93%) Citrix
7 7 (1.93%) Qualys
8 5 (1.38%) Mercator
8 5 (1.38%) Sybase
9 4 (1.10%) Akamai
9 4 (1.10%) Intel Security
9 4 (1.10%) Sun
10 3 (0.83%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.55%) ATG
11 2 (0.55%) CA
11 2 (0.55%) Sophos
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