The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank - 132 133
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 0 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading - 0.13% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.17% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Average salary - £65,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +85.71%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
Security Testing
Berkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1899 1812 1456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 80.47% 78.71% 74.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1292 1371 1213
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Security Testing Salary Trend in Reading

Security Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Data Mining
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) COBIT
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) COBIT