The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 640 635 595
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 21 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.012% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.013% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 14
Median daily rate £500 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Security Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Tester
Top 7 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England +4 15 £500 +25.00% 18
London +2 10 £550 +37.50% 1
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 31 (68.89%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (51.11%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (46.67%) CREST Certified
4 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
5 16 (35.56%) Cyber Scheme
5 16 (35.56%) Information Security
6 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
7 12 (26.67%) OWASP
8 11 (24.44%) Security Testing
9 10 (22.22%) Java
9 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (20.00%) Tigerscheme
10 9 (20.00%) OSCP
10 9 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
10 9 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
10 9 (20.00%) CESG
11 7 (15.56%) Wireless
11 7 (15.56%) Python
12 6 (13.33%) .NET
12 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
13 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
13 5 (11.11%) CISSP
13 5 (11.11%) Social Engineering
14 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
14 4 (8.89%) C#
14 4 (8.89%) Finance
15 3 (6.67%) C
15 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (6.67%) CEH

Security Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (2.22%) Apache
1 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Wireless
2 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.44%) Wireless Security
4 1 (2.22%) HTTP
4 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.22%) Network Security
4 1 (2.22%) SSL
4 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Burp Suite
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) JSP
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (20.00%) CESG
3 2 (4.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
1 2 (4.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (51.11%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (35.56%) Information Security
4 12 (26.67%) OWASP
5 11 (24.44%) Security Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (11.11%) Social Engineering
8 3 (6.67%) Communications Security
8 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (4.44%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.22%) Manual Testing
10 1 (2.22%) Project Management
10 1 (2.22%) Static Code Analysis
10 1 (2.22%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.22%) Time Management
10 1 (2.22%) Web Development
10 1 (2.22%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) Python
3 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.89%) C#
5 3 (6.67%) C
5 3 (6.67%) C++
5 3 (6.67%) Perl
5 3 (6.67%) Ruby
5 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) CREST Certified
2 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
3 16 (35.56%) Cyber Scheme
4 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
5 9 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 9 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 9 (20.00%) OSCP
5 9 (20.00%) Tigerscheme
6 5 (11.11%) CISSP
7 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
8 3 (6.67%) CEH
9 2 (4.44%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (4.44%) CISM
9 2 (4.44%) ISEB
9 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
9 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (4.44%) MCITP
9 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (4.44%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) Cisco
1 2 (4.44%) HP
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) hybris
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle