The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 137 150
Rank change year-on-year +43 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 12 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.96% 0.10% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.12% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Median salary £55,000 £58,750 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.38% +26.34%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +6.38%  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1040 1725 2109
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.53% 88.19% 86.86%
Number of salaries quoted 787 1389 1389
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Reading

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing in Reading.

Salary trend for Security Testing in Reading

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Reading over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in Reading

Security Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 11 (64.71%) Java
1 11 (64.71%) QA
1 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
2 10 (58.82%) Test Strategy
2 10 (58.82%) WebDriver
2 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) Automated Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) JMeter
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 10 (58.82%) Financial Institution
2 10 (58.82%) Automation Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Gatling
3 8 (47.06%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
4 5 (29.41%) Information Security
4 5 (29.41%) CREST Certified
4 5 (29.41%) Social Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) Presales
5 4 (23.53%) Tigerscheme
5 4 (23.53%) Wireless
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 4 (23.53%) Wireless Security
5 4 (23.53%) Business Development
6 3 (17.65%) 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:

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Wireless
1 4 (23.53%) Wireless Security
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Gatling
1 10 (58.82%) JMeter
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
1 10 (58.82%) WebDriver
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
1 10 (58.82%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Tester
2 11 (64.71%) QA Automation Engineer
2 11 (64.71%) QA Engineer
3 9 (52.94%) Automation Tester
3 9 (52.94%) QA Automation Tester
3 9 (52.94%) QA Tester
4 5 (29.41%) Penetration Tester
4 5 (29.41%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 5 (29.41%) Senior Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software QA Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software QA Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Flash
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (5.88%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Automated Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Automation Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Test Strategy
3 5 (29.41%) Information Security
3 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Social Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) Business Development
4 4 (23.53%) Presales
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
5 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Product Management
5 2 (11.76%) QA Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) CREST Certified
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Tigerscheme
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) IISP
4 1 (5.88%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Grafana
2 1 (5.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft