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 29 June 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
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 464 497
Rank change year-on-year -42 +33  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 88 158 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 96 89
England median daily rate £475 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.45%  
10th Percentile £350 £300 £314
90th Percentile £575 £650 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £403
% change year-on-year -2.17% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
England median hourly rate £52.50 - £45.00
UK median hourly rate £52.50 - £52.99

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 36628 41177 41257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.72% 83.54% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 92282 104544 94562
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2775 2674 2752
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00%  
10th Percentile £12.03 £12.50 £11.29
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.78 £51.30
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 29 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 June 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 -43 54 £475 -5.00% 17
North of England +59 16 £338 -6.89% 6
South East +6 13 £405 -10.00% 7
North East +79 8 £300 -26.82% 1
North West +20 6 £444 +26.78%
Midlands +8 3 £475 +26.66% 1
Yorkshire +21 2 - - 5
East of England -10 2 - -
West Midlands +14 1 £475 +26.66% 1
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Security Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 88 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (40.58%) Test Automation
3 63 (30.43%) Java
4 58 (28.02%) Scrum
5 53 (25.60%) Performance Testing
6 47 (22.71%) Penetration Testing
7 45 (21.74%) Selenium
8 43 (20.77%) QA
9 40 (19.32%) User Stories
10 38 (18.36%) Security Cleared
11 37 (17.87%) Web Services
12 36 (17.39%) Gherkin
13 35 (16.91%) Defect Management
14 34 (16.43%) BDD
14 34 (16.43%) Windows
14 34 (16.43%) Information Security
15 33 (15.94%) SoapUI
16 32 (15.46%) Risk Management
16 32 (15.46%) Kanban
16 32 (15.46%) Software Engineering
17 31 (14.98%) Unit Testing
17 31 (14.98%) Continuous Improvement
18 30 (14.49%) Exploratory Testing
18 30 (14.49%) Usability Testing
19 29 (14.01%) API Testing
19 29 (14.01%) Continuous Delivery
19 29 (14.01%) OWASP
20 28 (13.53%) RESTful
20 28 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
21 27 (13.04%) Groovy

Security Testing
Co-occurring 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 17 (8.21%) Confluence
2 6 (2.90%) CMS
2 6 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.90%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.45%) nginx
3 3 (1.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.48%) Apache
4 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.90%) SaaS
4 3 (1.45%) IaaS
5 2 (0.97%) PaaS
6 1 (0.48%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.56%) Firewall
2 23 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 16 (7.73%) Internet
4 9 (4.35%) Network Security
5 7 (3.38%) HTTP
6 5 (2.42%) VPN
7 4 (1.93%) 2G
7 4 (1.93%) 3G
7 4 (1.93%) 4G
7 4 (1.93%) Diameter Protocol
7 4 (1.93%) LDAP
7 4 (1.93%) LTE
7 4 (1.93%) MVNO
7 4 (1.93%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (1.93%) VoLTE
8 3 (1.45%) Intranet
9 2 (0.97%) SSH
10 1 (0.48%) DNS
10 1 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.86%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.93%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.45%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.48%) Big Data
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 45 (21.74%) Selenium
2 33 (15.94%) SoapUI
3 24 (11.59%) JIRA
4 17 (8.21%) Jenkins
5 16 (7.73%) Visual Studio
6 13 (6.28%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.35%) AppScan
8 5 (2.42%) Git (software)
8 5 (2.42%) JMeter
8 5 (2.42%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.42%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.93%) NUnit
9 4 (1.93%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.45%) Ant
10 3 (1.45%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (1.45%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.45%) eggPlant
10 3 (1.45%) Gradle
10 3 (1.45%) Maven
11 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (10.63%) Finance
2 10 (4.83%) Banking
3 7 (3.38%) Legal
4 6 (2.90%) Advertising
4 6 (2.90%) Retail
5 5 (2.42%) Games
6 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Law
6 2 (0.97%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Publishing
7 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (21.26%) Tester
2 42 (20.29%) Analyst
3 29 (14.01%) Security Analyst
4 28 (13.53%) Architect
5 27 (13.04%) Security Architect
6 22 (10.63%) Consultant
7 21 (10.14%) Automation Tester
8 17 (8.21%) Security Engineer
8 17 (8.21%) Test Engineer
9 16 (7.73%) Security Consultant
10 14 (6.76%) Penetration Tester
11 13 (6.28%) Developer
12 12 (5.80%) Selenium Tester
13 11 (5.31%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 11 (5.31%) Java Automation Tester
13 11 (5.31%) QA Tester
13 11 (5.31%) Test Analyst
14 10 (4.83%) Application Security Analyst
14 10 (4.83%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 9 (4.35%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.87%) Web Services
2 36 (17.39%) Gherkin
3 28 (13.53%) RESTful
4 23 (11.11%) SAML
5 17 (8.21%) .NET
6 8 (3.86%) SOAP
7 6 (2.90%) REST
8 5 (2.42%) J2EE
9 4 (1.93%) JSON
9 4 (1.93%) XML
10 3 (1.45%) OAuth
10 3 (1.45%) Spring
10 3 (1.45%) Spring Security
11 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.48%) Ajax
12 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.48%) CSS
12 1 (0.48%) HTML
12 1 (0.48%) jQuery
12 1 (0.48%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.28%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.83%) Wiki
4 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.38%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.93%) BYOD
7 3 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.48%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.48%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.48%) PKI
9 1 (0.48%) Replication
9 1 (0.48%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.43%) Windows
2 23 (11.11%) Unix
3 12 (5.80%) Linux
4 5 (2.42%) Android
4 5 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.93%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.93%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.48%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (40.58%) Test Automation
3 58 (28.02%) Scrum
4 53 (25.60%) Performance Testing
5 47 (22.71%) Penetration Testing
6 40 (19.32%) User Stories
7 35 (16.91%) Defect Management
8 34 (16.43%) BDD
8 34 (16.43%) Information Security
9 32 (15.46%) Kanban
9 32 (15.46%) Risk Management
9 32 (15.46%) Software Engineering
10 31 (14.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 31 (14.98%) Unit Testing
11 30 (14.49%) Exploratory Testing
11 30 (14.49%) Usability Testing
12 29 (14.01%) API Testing
12 29 (14.01%) Continuous Delivery
12 29 (14.01%) OWASP
13 27 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 63 (30.43%) Java
2 27 (13.04%) Groovy
2 27 (13.04%) Scala
3 21 (10.14%) C#
4 12 (5.80%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.35%) Ruby
6 8 (3.86%) C++
6 8 (3.86%) SQL
7 7 (3.38%) Python
8 5 (2.42%) C
9 3 (1.45%) PHP
10 1 (0.48%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.48%) Go
10 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (18.36%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.08%) OSCP
3 22 (10.63%) CEH
4 20 (9.66%) DV Cleared
5 18 (8.70%) CISSP
5 18 (8.70%) CREST Certified
6 16 (7.73%) SC Cleared
7 13 (6.28%) CESG Certified Professional
8 11 (5.31%) Degree
9 10 (4.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (4.35%) ISTQB
11 8 (3.86%) ISEB
12 7 (3.38%) CISA
13 6 (2.90%) CISM
14 5 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (1.93%) CHECK Team Member
16 3 (1.45%) CRISC
17 2 (0.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 2 (0.97%) CCSP
17 2 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (20.77%) QA
2 19 (9.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.86%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (2.42%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.93%) ISO 22301
5 4 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.97%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.97%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.97%) PMO
6 2 (0.97%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.48%) GDPR
7 1 (0.48%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 12 (5.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (7.25%) HP Fortify
1 15 (7.25%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.86%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.45%) Ambari
3 3 (1.45%) collectd
3 3 (1.45%) Grafana
3 3 (1.45%) HAProxy
3 3 (1.45%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.97%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.97%) Puppet
5 1 (0.48%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.48%) MIIS
5 1 (0.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (9.66%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.73%) Google
3 14 (6.76%) Atlassian
4 12 (5.80%) HP
5 8 (3.86%) CA
5 8 (3.86%) Splunk
6 6 (2.90%) Sitecore
6 6 (2.90%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.93%) Palo Alto
7 4 (1.93%) Sophos
7 4 (1.93%) Symantec
8 3 (1.45%) Adobe
9 1 (0.48%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.48%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.48%) IBM
9 1 (0.48%) iManage
9 1 (0.48%) Informatica
9 1 (0.48%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle
9 1 (0.48%) VMware
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