The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 158 154 156
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 4 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.37% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.45% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Security Testing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2649 2641 2470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.15% 81.09% 79.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1763 1676 1714
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Security Testing Salary Trend in Scotland

Security Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -12 3 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Information Security
4 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 5 (33.33%) V-Model
4 5 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) Product Management
5 4 (26.67%) Dell
5 4 (26.67%) Big Data
5 4 (26.67%) Perl
5 4 (26.67%) PHP
5 4 (26.67%) Python
5 4 (26.67%) UNIX
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (26.67%) QA
5 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) Network Security
6 3 (20.00%) Analytics
7 2 (13.33%) Coaching
7 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (20.00%) Network Security
2 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.67%) tcpdump
3 1 (6.67%) SMTP
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) QA Automation Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) QA Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Information Security
2 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (33.33%) V-Model
2 5 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) Product Management
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Security Management
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) Perl
2 4 (26.67%) PHP
2 4 (26.67%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISEB
1 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) CISSP
5 1 (6.67%) CISA
5 1 (6.67%) GIAC
5 1 (6.67%) GCIA
5 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (6.67%) CEH
5 1 (6.67%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Dell
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
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