The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 411 418 373
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.004% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.005% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 10
Average daily rate
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£249 - £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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20837 22139 19495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.04% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14957 15233 13034
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 386 540
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £40.00 £43.48
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 London

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

Security Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Security Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Security Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

Security Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Security Tester Hourly Rate Trend in London

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (50.00%) GIS
1 2 (50.00%) Data Security
1 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Nessus
2 1 (25.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Nmap
2 1 (25.00%) WebInspect
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (25.00%) OSCP

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (25.00%) Metasploit
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) GIS
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Data Security
1 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) CEH
1 1 (25.00%) OSCP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (25.00%) Nessus
2 1 (25.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP