Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 87 95
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 +10
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 13 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.89% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Reading median daily rate £590 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.38% +7.69% +21.88%
10th Percentile £444 £513 £434
90th Percentile £653 £538 £531
Berkshire median daily rate £530 £525 £438
% change year-on-year +0.95% +20.00% +9.38%
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 1,266 1,052 1,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.30% 83.29% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 619 620
Reading median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £213 £275 £228
90th Percentile £584 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 43 48
Reading median hourly rate £32.50 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.14% -35.56% -27.18%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £64.25 £39.75 £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.25 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +46.55% -17.14% -41.67%

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 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
4 9 (69.23%) DevOps
4 9 (69.23%) Power BI
5 8 (61.54%) Data Lake
5 8 (61.54%) Analytics
5 8 (61.54%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (61.54%) HDInsight
5 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
5 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
5 8 (61.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (53.85%) Scrum
6 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (53.85%) PaaS
6 7 (53.85%) IaaS
7 6 (46.15%) Data Management
7 6 (46.15%) Windows
7 6 (46.15%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (46.15%) Data Science
8 5 (38.46%) Data-Driven Testing
9 4 (30.77%) Selenium
10 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
10 3 (23.08%) NUnit
11 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
11 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting

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 (7.69%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (53.85%) IaaS
2 7 (53.85%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) npm
3 1 (7.69%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) Power BI
2 8 (61.54%) Data Lake
2 8 (61.54%) HDInsight
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
1 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (23.08%) NUnit
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.69%) Ant
5 1 (7.69%) Gatling
5 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.69%) JMeter
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Maven
5 1 (7.69%) Mockito
5 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
5 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (7.69%) Robot Framework
5 1 (7.69%) Subversion
5 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Azure DevOps
2 4 (30.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) REST
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) WireMock
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) DevOps
2 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 8 (61.54%) Analytics
3 8 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (61.54%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (53.85%) Scrum
5 6 (46.15%) Data Management
5 6 (46.15%) Data Science
6 5 (38.46%) Data-Driven Testing
7 2 (15.38%) API Testing
7 2 (15.38%) BDD
7 2 (15.38%) Change Management
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Structured Programming
7 2 (15.38%) System Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) Python
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Grafana
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Prometheus
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Google