The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Security Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Tester
UK / England
Rank 558 580 563
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 10 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.022% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.023% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 12
Median daily rate £425 £650 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% +48.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £370 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £690 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £438
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
39347 43465 43051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.73% 94.90% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25790 28106 27435
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1337 1598 1727
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Security Tester in the job title.

Security Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Tester across the England region.

Security Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Security Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Security Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Security Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Tester across the England region.

Security Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Security Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West - 5 £310 - 3
London -2 2 £350 -46.15% 1
North East -13 2 £500 -
South East - 1 - -
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Security Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 14 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (39.29%) Finance
3 10 (35.71%) Security Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.00%) Java
6 6 (21.43%) Unix
6 6 (21.43%) ISEB
6 6 (21.43%) JMeter
6 6 (21.43%) Spring
6 6 (21.43%) JIRA
6 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
7 5 (17.86%) Drools
7 5 (17.86%) RESTful
7 5 (17.86%) Apache Solr
7 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
7 5 (17.86%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (17.86%) Maven
7 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
7 5 (17.86%) JUnit
7 5 (17.86%) Web Services
7 5 (17.86%) .NET
7 5 (17.86%) MySQL
7 5 (17.86%) CREST Certified
8 4 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 4 (14.29%) Linux
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.29%) Firewall

Security Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 5 (17.86%) Apache Solr
1 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.71%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Firewall
1 4 (14.29%) Network Security
2 3 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
1 6 (21.43%) JMeter
2 5 (17.86%) JUnit
2 5 (17.86%) Maven
2 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
3 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.71%) Selenium
5 2 (7.14%) Burp Suite
5 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 2 (7.14%) Metasploit
5 2 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Spring
2 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) Drools
2 5 (17.86%) RESTful
2 5 (17.86%) Web Services
3 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.71%) AppFabric
4 3 (10.71%) WCF
5 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) CESG
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Unix
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Windows
4 2 (7.14%) Kali Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Security Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.86%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (17.86%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (10.71%) BDD
6 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
6 3 (10.71%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (10.71%) ETL
6 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Test Management
6 3 (10.71%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (7.14%) Change Control
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.14%) User Stories
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ISEB
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) CREST Certified
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.71%) CHECK Team Leader
4 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) CEH
5 2 (7.14%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (7.14%) CISM
5 2 (7.14%) CISSP
5 2 (7.14%) OSCP
5 2 (7.14%) SANS
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.57%) MCITP
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) WAI
3 1 (3.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.71%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) hybris
2 3 (10.71%) Sourcefire
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) HP