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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank - 575 -
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 0 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.030% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.033% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 0
Average daily rate
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- £413 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) OSCP
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) CISSP
3 2 (22.22%) TestDirector
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Use Case
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) CEH
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) TestDirector
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Metasploit
2 1 (11.11%) TestNG
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) JSP
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Scala
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) CEH
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) CISSP
3 2 (22.22%) OSCP
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) CISM
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (11.11%) Nessus
2 1 (11.11%) Nmap
2 1 (11.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft