Period
to 21 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 21 February 2019 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 88 98
Rank change year-on-year +14 +10 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 24 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.60% 0.41% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 0.49% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 1
Reading median daily rate £550 £393 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.13% -25.24% +40.00%
10th Percentile £444 £281 £513
90th Percentile £626 £510 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £525 £450
% change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,302 1,027 1,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.63% 84.46% 82.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 654 592
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.43% -1.78% +1.88%
10th Percentile £285 £272 £225
90th Percentile £613 £575 £559
Berkshire median daily rate £443 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 25 45
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -27.50% -35.28%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.75 £47.50 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 £19.09
% change year-on-year +23.21% -26.65% -20.47%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Reading

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in Reading

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Reading over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (91.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (87.50%) DevOps
2 21 (87.50%) SQL
2 21 (87.50%) Power BI
3 20 (83.33%) HDInsight
3 20 (83.33%) Data Lake
3 20 (83.33%) Visual Studio
3 20 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 20 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (83.33%) Analytics
3 20 (83.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 20 (83.33%) PowerShell
4 16 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 15 (62.50%) Data Science
5 15 (62.50%) PaaS
5 15 (62.50%) IaaS
6 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
6 14 (58.33%) Scrum
6 14 (58.33%) Data Management
6 14 (58.33%) Windows
6 14 (58.33%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (50.00%) Data-Driven Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Data Analytics
9 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
10 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
10 2 (8.33%) Docker
10 2 (8.33%) JIRA

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (4.17%) Confluence
1 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 22 (91.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (62.50%) IaaS
2 15 (62.50%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) npm
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (87.50%) Power BI
2 20 (83.33%) Data Lake
2 20 (83.33%) HDInsight
2 20 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) MariaDB
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (83.33%) Visual Studio
1 20 (83.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.17%) Gatling
4 1 (4.17%) JMeter
4 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.17%) Maven
4 1 (4.17%) Mockito
4 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.17%) NUnit
4 1 (4.17%) PhpStorm
4 1 (4.17%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (4.17%) Robot Framework
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (54.17%) Azure DevOps
2 13 (54.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 13 (54.17%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Developer
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps Architect
4 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) COM
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) jQuery
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
1 1 (4.17%) RESTful
1 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (4.17%) WireMock
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (87.50%) DevOps
3 20 (83.33%) Analytics
3 20 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 16 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (62.50%) Data Science
6 14 (58.33%) Data Management
6 14 (58.33%) Scrum
6 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
7 12 (50.00%) Data-Driven Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Data Analytics
9 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 1 (4.17%) CRM
10 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
10 1 (4.17%) Migration
10 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.17%) Test Management
10 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) SQL
2 20 (83.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
1 1 (4.17%) Grafana
1 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.17%) Prometheus
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Google