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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 619 636 619
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 11 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.014% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.015% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Median daily rate £525 £510 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £319 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £680 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+71.87% -8.57%
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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 15 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 7 December 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 +27 11 £525 +2.94% 2
South West +15 4 £310 -3.12% 1
South East - 4 £575 -
Swindon +3 3 £310 -3.12%
Wiltshire +2 3 £310 -3.12%
Thames Valley - 3 £600 -
London -1 2 £450 -30.76%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £500 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £450 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 20 (64.52%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
3 9 (29.03%) CREST Certified
4 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (22.58%) Java
6 6 (19.35%) Unix
6 6 (19.35%) JMeter
6 6 (19.35%) Spring
6 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
7 5 (16.13%) RESTful
7 5 (16.13%) Apache Solr
7 5 (16.13%) Drools
7 5 (16.13%) JIRA
7 5 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (16.13%) SoapUI
7 5 (16.13%) CHECK Team Leader
7 5 (16.13%) Maven
7 5 (16.13%) JUnit
7 5 (16.13%) MySQL
7 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
8 4 (12.90%) .NET
8 4 (12.90%) Linux
8 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
8 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
8 4 (12.90%) Network Security
8 4 (12.90%) Communications Security

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 5 (16.13%) Apache Solr
1 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Network Security
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (9.68%) Wireless
3 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.23%) HTTP
4 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
1 6 (19.35%) JMeter
2 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 5 (16.13%) JUnit
2 5 (16.13%) Maven
2 5 (16.13%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.45%) Metasploit
3 2 (6.45%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.23%) Burp Suite
4 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Spring
2 5 (16.13%) Drools
2 5 (16.13%) RESTful
3 4 (12.90%) .NET
4 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.68%) Web Services
5 2 (6.45%) AppFabric
5 2 (6.45%) WCF
6 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) CESG
1 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Unix
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Kali Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Communications Security
6 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (9.68%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (9.68%) Social Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Threat Modelling
8 2 (6.45%) Change Control
8 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.45%) Defect Management
8 2 (6.45%) Information Security
8 2 (6.45%) Requirements Management
8 2 (6.45%) Scrum
8 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
8 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) CREST Certified
3 5 (16.13%) CHECK Team Leader
4 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) Cyber Scheme
5 3 (9.68%) ISEB
5 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
6 2 (6.45%) CEH
6 2 (6.45%) CISSP
6 2 (6.45%) OSCP
6 2 (6.45%) SANS
7 1 (3.23%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.23%) CISM
7 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (3.23%) MCITP
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) WAI
2 1 (3.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) hybris
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) IBM
2 2 (6.45%) Sourcefire
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) HP