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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 469 473 514
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +41
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 163 135 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.31% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 82 55
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £336 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.41% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £60.98 £55.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.87% +53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £55.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.87% +69.23%

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 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 +16 141 £400 +6.66% 41
London -15 49 £475 +18.75% 14
South East -7 46 £400 +9.58% 1
Surrey +7 20 £400 +34.45%
Scotland +2 20 £330 -5.71% 1
Leatherhead - 15 £400 -
North West -29 13 £427 +32.24% 9
Glasgow +10 12 £330 -12.00%
Berkshire +6 12 £406 +27.95% 1
South West +5 12 £345 +8.23% 2
East of England +13 10 £525 +40.00% 2
City of London +10 9 £500 +25.00% 7
Edinburgh -4 8 £280 +3.70% 1
Manchester -24 8 £378 +17.20% 4
Bedfordshire - 8 £525 -
Hampshire -7 7 £388 +6.16%
West Midlands +9 6 £295 -10.60% 3
Somerset +7 6 £345 +15.00%
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £488 +30.00%
Milton Keynes - 5 £488 -
Warwickshire - 5 £290 - 1
Taunton +12 4 £345 +15.00%
Reading -3 4 £400 +5.26% 1
Bedford - 4 £515 -
Wiltshire - 4 £370 -
Slough +8 3 - -
Southampton +4 2 £425 +77.08%
Liverpool -6 2 £475 +82.69% 4
Merseyside -9 2 £475 +82.69% 4
Yorkshire -31 2 £338 -3.57% 7

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 88 (30.14%) Software Testing
1 88 (30.14%) Information Assurance
2 68 (23.29%) Finance
3 66 (22.60%) ISTQB
4 63 (21.58%) Information Security
5 62 (21.23%) HP
6 59 (20.21%) Security Cleared
7 52 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (17.12%) ISEB
9 48 (16.44%) UNIX
10 47 (16.10%) SC Cleared
11 44 (15.07%) Penetration Testing
12 43 (14.73%) HP Quality Center
13 42 (14.38%) Performance Testing
14 41 (14.04%) .NET
15 39 (13.36%) Microsoft
15 39 (13.36%) Test Scripting
15 39 (13.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 38 (13.01%) Management Information System
17 36 (12.33%) SQL
17 36 (12.33%) User Acceptance Testing
18 34 (11.64%) Linux
19 33 (11.30%) Telecoms
20 32 (10.96%) CISSP
20 32 (10.96%) Test Strategy
21 31 (10.62%) Oracle
22 29 (9.93%) Test Automation
23 28 (9.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
23 28 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
23 28 (9.59%) C#

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (3.08%) Apache
2 8 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.40%) nginx
4 6 (2.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.37%) IIS
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.68%) Drupal
6 2 (0.68%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.34%) CMS
7 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.34%) Node.js
Applications
1 22 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.68%) MS Project
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.34%) Primavera
2 1 (0.34%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (2.05%) Amazon S3
2 6 (2.05%) Route 53
2 6 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.68%) HP Helion
3 2 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.90%) Firewall
2 23 (7.88%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.45%) HTTP
4 9 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (2.74%) Internet
6 6 (2.05%) Network Security
7 5 (1.71%) Wireless
7 5 (1.71%) SAN
8 4 (1.37%) VLAN
8 4 (1.37%) SSL
9 2 (0.68%) VPN
9 2 (0.68%) FTP
9 2 (0.68%) TACACS
10 1 (0.34%) IPsec
10 1 (0.34%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.34%) HSPA
10 1 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.34%) 802.15
10 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.34%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.51%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.08%) MySQL
4 8 (2.74%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.74%) Redis
5 7 (2.40%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.05%) SimpleDB
6 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.05%) Couchbase
6 6 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (2.05%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.68%) MS Access
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (8.90%) Selenium
2 24 (8.22%) SoapUI
3 22 (7.53%) WebDriver
4 18 (6.16%) Cucumber
5 17 (5.82%) Git (software)
6 16 (5.48%) SpecFlow
7 12 (4.11%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.77%) Jasmine
9 10 (3.42%) Karma Test Runner
9 10 (3.42%) Capybara
9 10 (3.42%) WATIR
10 7 (2.40%) HP UFT
11 6 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.71%) LoadRunner
12 5 (1.71%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.37%) JMeter
14 3 (1.03%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (0.68%) NSubstitute
15 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 68 (23.29%) Finance
2 33 (11.30%) Telecoms
3 28 (9.59%) Banking
4 20 (6.85%) Retail
5 14 (4.79%) Legal
6 4 (1.37%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.37%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.68%) Publishing
7 2 (0.68%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (19.18%) Analyst
2 45 (15.41%) Test Analyst
3 38 (13.01%) Architect
4 29 (9.93%) Tester
4 29 (9.93%) Consultant
5 26 (8.90%) Test Manager
6 22 (7.53%) Security Architect
7 20 (6.85%) Security Manager
8 19 (6.51%) Test Leader
8 19 (6.51%) Security Consultant
9 14 (4.79%) Security Analyst
10 13 (4.45%) Test Specialist
11 11 (3.77%) IT Security Manager
11 11 (3.77%) Developer
12 10 (3.42%) Test Architect
13 9 (3.08%) Coordinator
14 7 (2.40%) Project Manager
14 7 (2.40%) Software Engineer
14 7 (2.40%) Administrator
14 7 (2.40%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.04%) .NET
2 28 (9.59%) HTML
3 25 (8.56%) SOAP
4 23 (7.88%) ASP.NET
5 19 (6.51%) JSP
6 18 (6.16%) XML
7 16 (5.48%) XML Messaging
8 15 (5.14%) Web Services
9 10 (3.42%) RESTful
10 6 (2.05%) POSIX
11 5 (1.71%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.37%) CSS
13 3 (1.03%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.03%) Velocity
13 3 (1.03%) REST
13 3 (1.03%) SAP PI
14 2 (0.68%) OAuth
14 2 (0.68%) HTML5
14 2 (0.68%) AppFabric
14 2 (0.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.01%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.51%) PKI
3 15 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.79%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (3.77%) EPoS
6 10 (3.42%) Smart Meter
7 8 (2.74%) Cryptography
8 6 (2.05%) RMADS
8 6 (2.05%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.37%) NHS
9 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.03%) Replication
10 3 (1.03%) User Experience
11 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.68%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.68%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.68%) Statistics
12 1 (0.34%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.44%) UNIX
2 34 (11.64%) Linux
3 25 (8.56%) Windows
4 4 (1.37%) Android
4 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.03%) Solaris
6 2 (0.68%) HPUX
6 2 (0.68%) SUSE
7 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.34%) AIX
7 1 (0.34%) CentOS
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (30.14%) Software Testing
1 88 (30.14%) Information Assurance
2 63 (21.58%) Information Security
3 52 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (15.07%) Penetration Testing
5 42 (14.38%) Performance Testing
6 39 (13.36%) Test Scripting
7 36 (12.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 32 (10.96%) Test Strategy
9 29 (9.93%) Test Automation
10 28 (9.59%) Automated Testing
11 27 (9.25%) Test Management
12 26 (8.90%) Vulnerability Management
13 25 (8.56%) TDD
14 24 (8.22%) Risk Management
15 23 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (7.88%) OWASP
16 22 (7.53%) Data Protection
16 22 (7.53%) Test Planning
16 22 (7.53%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.33%) SQL
2 28 (9.59%) C#
2 28 (9.59%) JavaScript
3 19 (6.51%) PowerShell
3 19 (6.51%) Java
4 17 (5.82%) Perl
4 17 (5.82%) PL/SQL
5 14 (4.79%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.74%) Python
7 7 (2.40%) Ruby
7 7 (2.40%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.05%) Groovy
9 5 (1.71%) C
10 3 (1.03%) PHP
11 2 (0.68%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (0.68%) VB
12 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.34%) VBA
12 1 (0.34%) C++
12 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 66 (22.60%) ISTQB
2 59 (20.21%) Security Cleared
3 50 (17.12%) ISEB
4 47 (16.10%) SC Cleared
5 32 (10.96%) CISSP
6 28 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (9.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 26 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (7.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (7.53%) MCITP
9 22 (7.53%) CISM
10 15 (5.14%) GIAC
11 11 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (3.77%) Degree
12 9 (3.08%) DV Cleared
12 9 (3.08%) MCSE
13 8 (2.74%) CCNA
13 8 (2.74%) CISA
14 6 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (2.05%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (13.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (8.56%) QA
3 15 (5.14%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.05%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.68%) COBIT
5 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.34%) SLA
6 1 (0.34%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.37%) vSphere
3 3 (1.03%) Snort
4 1 (0.34%) Firmware
4 1 (0.34%) Varnish
4 1 (0.34%) KVM
4 1 (0.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 43 (14.73%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.40%) Puppet
3 6 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.05%) HAProxy
3 6 (2.05%) Ansible
3 6 (2.05%) Salt
4 3 (1.03%) Nessus
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.34%) Nmap
6 1 (0.34%) Nagios
6 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.34%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 62 (21.23%) HP
2 39 (13.36%) Microsoft
3 31 (10.62%) Oracle
4 26 (8.90%) Cisco
5 10 (3.42%) VMware
6 8 (2.74%) Citrix
6 8 (2.74%) hybris
7 5 (1.71%) SAP
8 2 (0.68%) Sourcefire
8 2 (0.68%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.68%) Facebook
8 2 (0.68%) Twitter
9 1 (0.34%) Rapid7
9 1 (0.34%) Percona
9 1 (0.34%) Intel
9 1 (0.34%) Symantec
9 1 (0.34%) Remedy
9 1 (0.34%) Websense
9 1 (0.34%) Google
9 1 (0.34%) Coverity
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + Depends on level
Posted: 13 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Intapeople
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago