Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 85 100
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.55% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Reading median daily rate £550 £525 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +22.09% +7.50%
10th Percentile £525 £490 £365
90th Percentile £587 £560 £470
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £525 £428
% change year-on-year +4.76% +22.81% +5.23%
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 1,234 1,029 1,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.58% 82.32% 80.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 565 749
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £229 £271 £244
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 40
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £16.74 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.43% -21.52% -11.57%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.00 £14.63
90th Percentile £58.25 £50.63 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +38.71% -11.43% -27.45%

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (37.50%) OpenStack
3 3 (37.50%) API Testing
3 3 (37.50%) NUnit
3 3 (37.50%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) SaaS

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 3 (37.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (25.00%) HP Helion
3 2 (25.00%) SaaS
4 1 (12.50%) IaaS
4 1 (12.50%) npm
4 1 (12.50%) PaaS
4 1 (12.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
1 2 (25.00%) Software-Defined Networking
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) NUnit
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) Robot Framework
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (12.50%) Ant
5 1 (12.50%) Gatling
5 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (12.50%) JUnit
5 1 (12.50%) Maven
5 1 (12.50%) Mockito
5 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
5 1 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (12.50%) Subversion
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) REST
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) WireMock
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) API Testing
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Structured Programming
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Grafana
1 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Prometheus
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Mirantis
2 1 (12.50%) Google