The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Security Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 431 426 433
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 9 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.039% 0.035% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.037% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Median daily rate £550 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Security Tester
England

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
21746 21911 23265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.81% 94.98% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15443 15462 16112
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 348 444
Median hourly rate £17.17 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Security Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
City of London +14 1 £450 +2.85%
Security Tester
England

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 London region featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 12 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) Drools
4 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
4 5 (23.81%) RESTful
4 5 (23.81%) Apache Solr
4 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
4 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Spring
4 5 (23.81%) Maven
4 5 (23.81%) JIRA
4 5 (23.81%) JMeter
4 5 (23.81%) MySQL
4 5 (23.81%) JUnit
4 5 (23.81%) Tomcat
5 4 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (19.05%) Communications Security
5 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) hybris
6 3 (14.29%) OWASP
6 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
7 2 (9.52%) Information Security
7 2 (9.52%) Finance

Security Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (23.81%) Apache Solr
1 5 (23.81%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
1 5 (23.81%) JIRA
1 5 (23.81%) JMeter
1 5 (23.81%) JUnit
1 5 (23.81%) Maven
1 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Drools
1 5 (23.81%) RESTful
1 5 (23.81%) Spring
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Communications Security
5 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (14.29%) OWASP
7 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.52%) Information Security
7 2 (9.52%) Social Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (4.76%) Fuzz Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Open Source
8 1 (4.76%) People Management
8 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Secure Coding
8 1 (4.76%) Static Code Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) Static Program Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) C
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) C++
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
2 2 (9.52%) Python
2 2 (9.52%) Ruby
2 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) CEH
4 2 (9.52%) CISSP
4 2 (9.52%) CREST Certified
5 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.76%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) CISM
5 1 (4.76%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) hybris