The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank 566 557 507
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 6 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.013% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.014% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £375 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £250 £400
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
44947 43726 38873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27712 26658 22838
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1792 1874 2060
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
London +4 3 £331 -36.90% 1
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
1 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
1 8 (42.11%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) HP
2 7 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Nmap
3 6 (31.58%) Nessus
3 6 (31.58%) UNIX
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (21.05%) AIX
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
6 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 3 (15.79%) Java
6 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
6 3 (15.79%) CISSP
6 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) CEH
6 3 (15.79%) Validation
6 3 (15.79%) Use Case
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.79%) OSCP
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
1 2 (10.53%) SSL
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Metasploit
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) NeoLoad
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) JSP
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
3 4 (21.05%) AIX
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (15.79%) Use Case
4 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Validation
4 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (10.53%) Workflow
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.26%) User Stories
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VB
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) OSCP
2 3 (15.79%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) CEH
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (31.58%) Nessus
2 6 (31.58%) Nmap
3 3 (15.79%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (10.53%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft