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 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 636 652 629
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 17 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.019% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.020% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 7
Median daily rate £550 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £462 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 12 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 29 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
England +18 17 £550 +37.50% 7
London -2 9 £550 +33.33% 1
South East +24 6 £550 +33.33% 3
Hampshire +7 3 £500 +21.21%
Thames Valley - 3 £550 -
South West +13 1 £450 +50.00%
City of London +11 1 £450 +2.85% 1
North East - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Gosport - 1 - -

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 36 (72.00%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (42.00%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (38.00%) Security Cleared
4 18 (36.00%) CREST Certified
5 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 14 (28.00%) Security Testing
6 14 (28.00%) Information Security
6 14 (28.00%) Java
7 13 (26.00%) Cyber Scheme
8 9 (18.00%) OWASP
9 8 (16.00%) OSCP
9 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (16.00%) Finance
9 8 (16.00%) CESG
9 8 (16.00%) CHECK Team Member
9 8 (16.00%) Tigerscheme
9 8 (16.00%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (14.00%) Unix
11 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
11 6 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (12.00%) Spring
11 6 (12.00%) Wireless
11 6 (12.00%) JMeter
11 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
12 5 (10.00%) RESTful
12 5 (10.00%) Apache Solr
12 5 (10.00%) SoapUI
12 5 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing

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 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (10.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Wireless
2 3 (6.00%) Network Security
2 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.00%) SSL
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (12.00%) JMeter
2 5 (10.00%) JIRA
2 5 (10.00%) JUnit
2 5 (10.00%) Maven
2 5 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.00%) Burp Suite
3 2 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) Spring
2 5 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (10.00%) Drools
2 5 (10.00%) RESTful
3 2 (4.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (16.00%) CESG
2 2 (4.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (42.00%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (28.00%) Information Security
3 14 (28.00%) Security Testing
4 9 (18.00%) OWASP
5 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Communications Security
9 3 (6.00%) Social Engineering
9 3 (6.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
10 2 (4.00%) Change Control
10 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.00%) Manual Testing
10 2 (4.00%) Requirements Management
11 1 (2.00%) Performance Testing
11 1 (2.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) Java
2 4 (8.00%) C++
2 4 (8.00%) Python
3 3 (6.00%) C
3 3 (6.00%) C#
3 3 (6.00%) Perl
3 3 (6.00%) Ruby
3 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (36.00%) CREST Certified
3 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (26.00%) Cyber Scheme
5 8 (16.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (16.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 8 (16.00%) OSCP
5 8 (16.00%) Tigerscheme
6 5 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.00%) CHECK Team Leader
7 3 (6.00%) CISSP
8 2 (4.00%) CEH
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.00%) ISEB
8 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (4.00%) MCITP
8 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.00%) SANS
9 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) WAI
2 1 (2.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) hybris
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco
2 2 (4.00%) HP
2 2 (4.00%) IBM
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
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