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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 144 146 130
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 3 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 0.20% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.25% 0.065%
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 £45,000 £45,000
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
2062 2003 1538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 79.43% 78.64% 75.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1286 1510 1281
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,000 £32,000
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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Information Assurance
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Data Mining
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (16.67%) COBIT
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) CISA
3 1 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (16.67%) Wireless
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Test Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Information Assurance
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Development
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) CISA
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT