The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
UK / England
Rank 459 473 512
Rank change year-on-year +14 +39  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 124 145 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 95 59
Median daily rate £475 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £288 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £652 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.74 -

Security Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Security Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in England

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in England

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Testing in England

Security Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Testing in England

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +33 62 £500 +17.64% 19
South East +7 27 £450 +12.50% 14
North East 0 14 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +7 4 £325 -18.75% 4
West Midlands +7 4 £475 +69.64% 2
North West +14 3 £600 +50.00% 3
East Midlands -2 3 - - 2
East of England -4 3 - - 2
Midlands +8 2 - -
South West -2 1 £315 +12.50% 3
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 England region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 109 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (32.30%) Java
3 82 (31.91%) Selenium
4 74 (28.79%) Scrum
5 72 (28.02%) Performance Testing
6 64 (24.90%) Automated Testing
7 63 (24.51%) Test Automation
8 62 (24.12%) Security Cleared
9 54 (21.01%) BDD
10 51 (19.84%) Gherkin
10 51 (19.84%) Risk Management
11 50 (19.46%) QA
12 47 (18.29%) Unit Testing
12 47 (18.29%) Cybersecurity
13 46 (17.90%) Defect Management
13 46 (17.90%) Windows
14 45 (17.51%) Penetration Testing
15 44 (17.12%) Usability Testing
16 43 (16.73%) Continuous Improvement
17 42 (16.34%) User Stories
18 41 (15.95%) OSCP
18 41 (15.95%) Open Source
18 41 (15.95%) Software Engineering
19 40 (15.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 40 (15.56%) Web Services
19 40 (15.56%) SoapUI
19 40 (15.56%) Groovy
20 39 (15.18%) Kanban
20 39 (15.18%) API Testing
20 39 (15.18%) JIRA

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 19 (7.39%) Confluence
2 17 (6.61%) CMS
3 13 (5.06%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.56%) Drupal
5 2 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.39%) IIS
6 1 (0.39%) JBoss
6 1 (0.39%) nginx
6 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (4.28%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.56%) MS Office
3 4 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.39%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.40%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.33%) PaaS
3 6 (2.33%) SaaS
4 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.78%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.84%) Firewall
2 19 (7.39%) Kerberos
3 14 (5.45%) HTTP
4 11 (4.28%) Network Security
4 11 (4.28%) VPN
5 8 (3.11%) 2G
5 8 (3.11%) 3G
5 8 (3.11%) 4G
5 8 (3.11%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (3.11%) LTE
5 8 (3.11%) MVNO
5 8 (3.11%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (2.72%) VoLTE
7 6 (2.33%) Internet
7 6 (2.33%) LDAP
8 5 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.56%) DHCP
9 4 (1.56%) DNS
9 4 (1.56%) Intranet
9 4 (1.56%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.11%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.56%) Big Data
3 4 (1.56%) InfluxDB
4 3 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.78%) Impala
5 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.78%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (31.91%) Selenium
2 40 (15.56%) SoapUI
3 39 (15.18%) JIRA
4 24 (9.34%) Jenkins
5 22 (8.56%) JMeter
6 20 (7.78%) Cucumber
7 18 (7.00%) WebDriver
8 12 (4.67%) Maven
9 11 (4.28%) Ant
9 11 (4.28%) Apache Ivy
9 11 (4.28%) Bitbucket
9 11 (4.28%) eggPlant
9 11 (4.28%) Gradle
10 8 (3.11%) Git (software)
10 8 (3.11%) JUnit
10 8 (3.11%) Visual Studio
11 7 (2.72%) LoadRunner
12 5 (1.95%) Robot Framework
13 4 (1.56%) Burp Suite
13 4 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (8.17%) Finance
2 10 (3.89%) Banking
2 10 (3.89%) Legal
3 8 (3.11%) Retail
4 5 (1.95%) Advertising
5 4 (1.56%) Games
5 4 (1.56%) Marketing
6 3 (1.17%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Law
7 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (25.29%) Tester
2 46 (17.90%) Architect
3 44 (17.12%) Analyst
4 37 (14.40%) Security Architect
5 31 (12.06%) Automation Tester
6 28 (10.89%) Consultant
7 26 (10.12%) Security Analyst
8 24 (9.34%) Developer
9 23 (8.95%) Security Consultant
10 20 (7.78%) Developer in Test
10 20 (7.78%) Selenium Tester
10 20 (7.78%) Test Engineer
11 19 (7.39%) Penetration Tester
12 18 (7.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 17 (6.61%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 17 (6.61%) Java Automation Tester
14 16 (6.23%) Test Analyst
15 14 (5.45%) QA Tester
16 9 (3.50%) IT Analyst
16 9 (3.50%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (19.84%) Gherkin
2 40 (15.56%) Web Services
3 35 (13.62%) RESTful
4 17 (6.61%) SAML
5 14 (5.45%) .NET
6 13 (5.06%) XML
7 12 (4.67%) REST
8 11 (4.28%) JSON
9 6 (2.33%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.33%) SOAP
10 5 (1.95%) HTML
11 4 (1.56%) CSS
11 4 (1.56%) J2EE
11 4 (1.56%) OAuth
11 4 (1.56%) Spring
12 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.17%) Chai
13 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.78%) Kafka
14 1 (0.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.00%) Mobile App
2 16 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.84%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.50%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (3.11%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.95%) CESG
6 5 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.56%) Replication
8 3 (1.17%) BYOD
8 3 (1.17%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (1.17%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.78%) SCADA
10 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.39%) Fintech
10 1 (0.39%) FMCG
10 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.90%) Windows
2 34 (13.23%) Unix
3 6 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.95%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.56%) Android
5 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.17%) Linux
6 3 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (28.79%) Scrum
3 72 (28.02%) Performance Testing
4 64 (24.90%) Automated Testing
5 63 (24.51%) Test Automation
6 54 (21.01%) BDD
7 51 (19.84%) Risk Management
8 47 (18.29%) Cybersecurity
8 47 (18.29%) Unit Testing
9 46 (17.90%) Defect Management
10 45 (17.51%) Penetration Testing
11 44 (17.12%) Usability Testing
12 43 (16.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 42 (16.34%) User Stories
14 41 (15.95%) Open Source
14 41 (15.95%) Software Engineering
15 40 (15.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 39 (15.18%) API Testing
16 39 (15.18%) Kanban
17 37 (14.40%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 83 (32.30%) Java
2 40 (15.56%) Groovy
3 36 (14.01%) Scala
4 18 (7.00%) Python
5 17 (6.61%) C++
6 16 (6.23%) Ruby
7 15 (5.84%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.67%) SQL
9 9 (3.50%) C
10 8 (3.11%) C#
11 2 (0.78%) Perl
11 2 (0.78%) R
11 2 (0.78%) XPath
11 2 (0.78%) XQuery
12 1 (0.39%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (24.12%) Security Cleared
2 41 (15.95%) OSCP
3 36 (14.01%) DV Cleared
4 34 (13.23%) CREST Certified
4 34 (13.23%) SC Cleared
5 33 (12.84%) CEH
6 26 (10.12%) CISSP
7 19 (7.39%) Degree
8 14 (5.45%) CESG Certified Professional
9 13 (5.06%) CISM
10 10 (3.89%) SANS
11 9 (3.50%) CISA
12 8 (3.11%) CLAS
12 8 (3.11%) GIAC
13 7 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (2.72%) ISTQB
14 6 (2.33%) ISEB
15 3 (1.17%) GPEN
16 2 (0.78%) CHECK Team Member
16 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (19.46%) QA
2 24 (9.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (7.00%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.95%) RMADS
4 5 (1.95%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 4 (1.56%) ISO27002
5 4 (1.56%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.17%) ISO22301
6 3 (1.17%) ISO27005
7 2 (0.78%) BS7799
7 2 (0.78%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.78%) SDET
8 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (4.67%) Docker
2 7 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.78%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (6.23%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.33%) Ambari
2 6 (2.33%) HP Fortify
3 5 (1.95%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 4 (1.56%) collectd
4 4 (1.56%) Grafana
4 4 (1.56%) HAProxy
4 4 (1.56%) Nagios
4 4 (1.56%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.39%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.39%) Nessus
6 1 (0.39%) SCCM
6 1 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (7.00%) Atlassian
1 18 (7.00%) Google
2 16 (6.23%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.06%) Sitecore
3 13 (5.06%) Splunk
4 8 (3.11%) HP
5 3 (1.17%) Palo Alto
5 3 (1.17%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.78%) Adobe
6 2 (0.78%) LogRhythm
6 2 (0.78%) Qualys
6 2 (0.78%) Sophos
6 2 (0.78%) Symantec
7 1 (0.39%) AppSense
7 1 (0.39%) Brocade
7 1 (0.39%) Capita
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco
7 1 (0.39%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.39%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.39%) VMware
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