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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 120 137
Rank change year-on-year +18 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 5 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.39% 0.51% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.56% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 2
Median salary £45,000 £57,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.73% +6.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £57,500 £48,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £58,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.00% +11.11%  

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 1092 1596 1955
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 84.13% 90.37% 84.93%
Number of salaries quoted 879 1242 1420
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 12 (63.16%) QA
1 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
1 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) Java
3 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) Oracle
3 10 (52.63%) Financial Institution
3 10 (52.63%) JMeter
3 10 (52.63%) Finance
3 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) WebDriver
3 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
3 10 (52.63%) Selenium
3 10 (52.63%) Gatling
4 8 (42.11%) Degree
5 7 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Information Security
6 6 (31.58%) CREST Certified
7 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
7 5 (26.32%) Social Engineering
8 4 (21.05%) Wireless Security
8 4 (21.05%) Business Development
8 4 (21.05%) Wireless
8 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
8 4 (21.05%) Presales
8 4 (21.05%) Tigerscheme
8 4 (21.05%) Digital Economy
9 3 (15.79%) Grafana

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 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Wireless
1 4 (21.05%) Wireless Security
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Gatling
1 10 (52.63%) JMeter
1 10 (52.63%) Selenium
1 10 (52.63%) WebDriver
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
1 10 (52.63%) Financial Institution
2 4 (21.05%) Digital Economy
3 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Tester
2 10 (52.63%) QA Automation Engineer
2 10 (52.63%) QA Engineer
3 9 (47.37%) Automation Tester
3 9 (47.37%) QA Automation Tester
3 9 (47.37%) QA Tester
4 7 (36.84%) Penetration Tester
5 5 (26.32%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 5 (26.32%) Senior Tester
6 2 (10.53%) JIRA Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Security Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Software QA Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Software QA Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
1 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
3 7 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Information Security
5 5 (26.32%) Social Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) Business Development
6 4 (21.05%) Presales
6 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
7 3 (15.79%) QA Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
8 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
9 1 (5.26%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) CREST Certified
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) Tigerscheme
5 3 (15.79%) OSCP
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (63.16%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Grafana
2 1 (5.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft