Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 96 128
Rank change year-on-year -19 +32 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 23 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.97% 0.92% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.10% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 10
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £431 £513 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.85% +17.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £312 £406 £300
90th Percentile £550 £549 £550
South East median daily rate £513 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +24.24% +3.13% +11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £39.37 £60.74
% change year-on-year +33.35% -35.18% -

Security Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1933 1459 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.77% 84.24% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 799 1128
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £253 £235 £238
90th Percentile £538 £550 £505
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 59 61
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.58 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -7.69% +27.45%
10th Percentile £9.51 £9.31 £9.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.30 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Buckinghamshire

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Testing in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in Buckinghamshire

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Testing in Buckinghamshire

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -24 18 £425 -19.05%
Security Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 16 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) Jenkins
4 11 (47.83%) Git (software)
4 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (43.48%) TDD
5 10 (43.48%) Big Data
5 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
5 10 (43.48%) BDD
6 9 (39.13%) Performance Testing
7 8 (34.78%) JIRA
7 8 (34.78%) Workflow
7 8 (34.78%) Hadoop
8 7 (30.43%) Finance
8 7 (30.43%) QA
9 6 (26.09%) Banking
9 6 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (26.09%) Scrum
9 6 (26.09%) Information Security
9 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
9 6 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Data Entry
10 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
10 5 (21.74%) SQL
10 5 (21.74%) Java
10 5 (21.74%) OWASP
11 4 (17.39%) Ruby
11 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
11 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) BlazeMeter
1 3 (13.04%) OpenShift
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) Big Data
2 8 (34.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Jenkins
2 11 (47.83%) Git (software)
3 8 (34.78%) JIRA
4 4 (17.39%) JMeter
5 3 (13.04%) Gatling
6 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
4 3 (13.04%) Legal
4 3 (13.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Architect
2 10 (43.48%) Test Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Security Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Application Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Architect
6 1 (4.35%) CISSP Architect
6 1 (4.35%) CISSP Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) CLAS Architect
6 1 (4.35%) CLAS Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.35%) Hadoop Tester
6 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Taurus
2 1 (4.35%) Cascading
2 1 (4.35%) Kafka
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Native
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (43.48%) BDD
4 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
4 10 (43.48%) TDD
5 9 (39.13%) Performance Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Workflow
7 6 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (26.09%) Information Security
7 6 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Scrum
7 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
8 5 (21.74%) Data Entry
8 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
8 5 (21.74%) OWASP
8 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
9 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
9 4 (17.39%) ETL
9 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 4 (17.39%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) HiveQL
3 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CISSP
1 3 (13.04%) CLAS
1 3 (13.04%) GIAC
1 3 (13.04%) SANS
2 1 (4.35%) CEH
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CREST Certified
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) OSCP
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) MapR