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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Tester
UK
Rank 598 617 600
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 10 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.021% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.022% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 11
Median daily rate £425 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £345 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £605 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +32 10 £425 -10.52% 4
South East - 3 - - 2
South West - 3 £310 -
Swindon - 3 £310 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £310 -
London +20 2 £350 -26.31% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 2 £500 -
Tyne and Wear -15 2 £500 -
North East -19 2 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 1
City of London - 1 - -

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 12 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) ISEB
3 6 (27.27%) Unix
3 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (27.27%) Security Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) CREST Certified
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) .NET
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (18.18%) Firewall
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (18.18%) QA
6 3 (13.64%) Selenium
6 3 (13.64%) WCF
6 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Management
6 3 (13.64%) Network Security
6 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
6 3 (13.64%) BDD
6 3 (13.64%) AppFabric
6 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.64%) SANS

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 3 (13.64%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (13.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) Burp Suite
3 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 2 (9.09%) Metasploit
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) JMeter
4 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) AppFabric
3 3 (13.64%) WCF
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) CESG
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Unix
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Kali Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Android
5 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (27.27%) Security Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) BDD
4 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
4 3 (13.64%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Test Management
4 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
4 3 (13.64%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
5 2 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) OWASP
5 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Social Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) CREST Certified
3 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 3 (13.64%) CEH
4 3 (13.64%) CISM
4 3 (13.64%) CISSP
4 3 (13.64%) SANS
5 2 (9.09%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (9.09%) OSCP
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (4.55%) MCITP
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.55%) WAI
3 1 (4.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Sourcefire
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) WorldPay
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