The first table below looks at the demand for the Security Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 556 554 551
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 13 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.002% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 3
Average daily rate
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£425 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44977 43051 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.64% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27854 25792 27963
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1992 2536
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.26 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Security Tester
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Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 23 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 8 £425 - 1
London - 4 £263 -
East of England - 1 £300 -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Security Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Tester in their job title.

1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
3 11 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Python
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 10 (43.48%) CISSP
4 10 (43.48%) Open Source
4 10 (43.48%) Bash Shell
5 8 (34.78%) Security Testing
5 8 (34.78%) PCI DSS
5 8 (34.78%) UNIX
5 8 (34.78%) PHP
5 8 (34.78%) Nmap
5 8 (34.78%) Nessus
6 7 (30.43%) Snort
6 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (30.43%) MySQL
6 7 (30.43%) Java
6 7 (30.43%) IIS
6 7 (30.43%) Apache
6 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
6 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
6 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (30.43%) Ruby
7 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) HP
7 6 (26.09%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (21.74%) Information Security
8 5 (21.74%) Firewall

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Security Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) IIS
1 7 (30.43%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) VoIP
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) QADirector
1 1 (4.35%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) UNIX
4 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (21.74%) AIX
6 3 (13.04%) Windows NT
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Security Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (26.09%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (21.74%) Information Security
5 5 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) Information Management
6 2 (8.70%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.35%) Data Security
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.35%) Web Design
7 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.35%) OWASP
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Python
1 10 (43.48%) Bash Shell
2 8 (34.78%) PHP
3 7 (30.43%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) Ruby
4 5 (21.74%) C
5 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
6 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) VB
7 2 (8.70%) Objective-C
8 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) CISSP
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) CEH
5 2 (8.70%) CISMP
5 2 (8.70%) Degree
5 2 (8.70%) GPEN
5 2 (8.70%) OSCP
5 2 (8.70%) GIAC
6 1 (4.35%) CISM
6 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) BS7799
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Nmap
2 7 (30.43%) Snort
3 5 (21.74%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Nessus
2 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (21.74%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (8.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
3 6 (26.09%) HP
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Progress
5 1 (4.35%) Qualys