The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 633 622 607
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 25 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.016% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.017% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 8
Average daily rate £475 £525 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £363 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £550 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +120.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 19 £488 -11.36% 14
London -3 5 £333 -8.27% 1
South East - 3 £508 - 7
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Hampshire - 2 £466 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £520 -
Basingstoke - 1 £508 -
Gosport - 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £388 -
Scotland - 1 £388 -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Tester in their job title.

1 21 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (37.14%) CREST Certified
3 13 (37.14%) Information Security
3 13 (37.14%) Security Testing
4 11 (31.43%) OWASP
5 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 9 (25.71%) Cyber Scheme
7 7 (20.00%) OSCP
8 6 (17.14%) Tigerscheme
8 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (17.14%) CHECK Team Member
8 6 (17.14%) CESG
8 6 (17.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (17.14%) Java
8 6 (17.14%) Python
9 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 5 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (11.43%) SANS
10 4 (11.43%) .NET
10 4 (11.43%) CISSP
10 4 (11.43%) Wireless
11 3 (8.57%) CEH
11 3 (8.57%) Finance
11 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
11 3 (8.57%) Linux
11 3 (8.57%) C
11 3 (8.57%) C#

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Wireless
2 2 (5.71%) Network Security
2 2 (5.71%) Wireless Security
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (17.14%) CESG
2 2 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (37.14%) Information Security
3 13 (37.14%) Security Testing
4 11 (31.43%) OWASP
5 6 (17.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (8.57%) Social Engineering
8 2 (5.71%) Ethical Hacking
9 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Project Management
9 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.86%) SDLC
9 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
9 1 (2.86%) Threat Analysis
9 1 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) Java
1 6 (17.14%) Python
2 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.57%) C
3 3 (8.57%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) C++
4 2 (5.71%) Perl
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
4 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) CREST Certified
2 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 9 (25.71%) Cyber Scheme
4 7 (20.00%) OSCP
5 6 (17.14%) CHECK Team Member
5 6 (17.14%) Tigerscheme
6 5 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (11.43%) CISSP
7 4 (11.43%) SANS
8 3 (8.57%) CEH
9 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (5.71%) ISEB
9 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
9 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (5.71%) MCITP
9 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.86%) GPEN
10 1 (2.86%) GWAPT
10 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.86%) GPG13
2 1 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) WAI
2 1 (2.86%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco
2 2 (5.71%) HP
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