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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 576 552 515
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 13 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.015% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.016% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 16
Average daily rate
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£343 £325 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -21.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £429 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -15 7 £343 -20.11%
London +16 2 £249 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £438 -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 7 (38.89%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Nessus
3 7 (38.89%) Nmap
4 6 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) .NET
5 5 (27.78%) Security Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Network Security
6 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) HTML
6 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) SSL
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (22.22%) Validation
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (16.67%) Workflow
7 3 (16.67%) HTTPS
7 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (16.67%) AIX
7 3 (16.67%) JSP
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 2000
7 3 (16.67%) Java

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Network Security
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) SSL
3 3 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 3 (16.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.56%) SSH
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) Wireless
4 1 (5.56%) IPsec
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Metasploit
2 1 (5.56%) NeoLoad
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 3 (16.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) GIS
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) UNIX
2 7 (38.89%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (16.67%) AIX
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Security Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Validation
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Workflow
3 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Data Security
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (5.56%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Use Case
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
1 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
1 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.11%) CISSP
5 1 (5.56%) CEH
5 1 (5.56%) CCSA
5 1 (5.56%) CCSE
5 1 (5.56%) ISEB
5 1 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (5.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Nmap
2 1 (5.56%) Snort
2 1 (5.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (38.89%) Nessus
2 2 (11.11%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (5.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Sourcefire
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint