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 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank 617 599 578
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 3 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.022% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.024% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 0
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£425 £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 -
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 6 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 31 July 2015. 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
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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 -34 3 £425 - 4
London -3 2 £438 +69.08%
City of London -8 2 £438 +66.66%
Portsmouth +1 1 £425 -19.04%
Hampshire -14 1 £425 -
South East -17 1 £425 -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) OSCP
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) CISSP
4 2 (20.00%) TestDirector
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Nessus
4 2 (20.00%) CEH
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Nmap
4 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (10.00%) TestNG
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) JSP
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Scala
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) CEH
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) CISSP
3 2 (20.00%) OSCP
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CISM
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Nessus
1 2 (20.00%) Nmap
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (10.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft