The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 2 6 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 33.33% 6.25% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.33% 9.09% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £51,550
% change year-on-year
- -12.70%
Security Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
M4 Corridor
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6 11 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 100.00% 68.75% 81.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 13
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

Security Testing
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the M4 Corridor region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

Security Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor region 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Project
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (100.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor region 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Project
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (100.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP