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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 132 130 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 4 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.16% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.37% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £45,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £48,250 £45,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
+7.22% -11.06%
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
1858 1624 1537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 74.80% 72.24% 75.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1279 1260 1294
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £65,000 £67,500
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 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 20 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless Security
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Business Development
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless Security
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Test Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Business Development
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA