The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Penetration 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 Senior Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 589 570 533
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 37 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.081% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.086% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 27
Average daily rate £403 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £268 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £428 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+16.29% +7.14%
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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Senior Penetration Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
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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 -7 34 £409 +9.00% 45
London +12 22 £415 +3.75% 13
West Yorkshire -7 6 £518 +88.18% 3
Yorkshire -18 6 £518 +88.18% 4
Leeds -9 5 £518 +88.18% 3
South West +7 3 £385 -9.41% 5
City of London +32 2 £476 +58.75% 3
South East +10 2 £375 +11.11% 13
Berkshire +7 2 £375 +9.24% 3
Reading -4 2 £375 +9.24% 2
Scotland -4 2 £275 +10.00% 2
Somerset - 2 - -
North West -17 1 £400 +77.77% 5
Wiltshire - 1 £385 -
Osterley - 1 £443 -
Blackpool - 1 £400 -
Livingston - 1 £275 -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Corsham - 1 £385 -
Lancashire - 1 £400 -
West Lothian - 1 £275 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Motherwell - 1 - -

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Penetration 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 Senior Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 52 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (34.38%) SQL
3 32 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 26 (27.08%) .NET
5 25 (26.04%) Selenium
6 24 (25.00%) QA
7 23 (23.96%) ISTQB
8 21 (21.88%) HP UFT
9 20 (20.83%) Finance
10 19 (19.79%) SC Cleared
10 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
11 17 (17.71%) Java
12 16 (16.67%) HP
13 15 (15.63%) ISEB
13 15 (15.63%) C#
13 15 (15.63%) Automated Testing
13 15 (15.63%) Manual Testing
14 14 (14.58%) Test Scripting
14 14 (14.58%) Cucumber
14 14 (14.58%) Scrum
14 14 (14.58%) LoadRunner
15 13 (13.54%) Functional Testing
16 12 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (11.46%) JMeter
17 11 (11.46%) Test Strategy
17 11 (11.46%) Jenkins
18 10 (10.42%) Automation Testing
18 10 (10.42%) Performance Testing
18 10 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
18 10 (10.42%) Migration

Senior Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Penetration 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 Senior Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (3.13%) Confluence
2 2 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.04%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) GitHub
2 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) SNMP
2 1 (1.04%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.04%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.04%) GPRS
2 1 (1.04%) GSM
2 1 (1.04%) H.323
2 1 (1.04%) HSPA
2 1 (1.04%) HTTP
2 1 (1.04%) LAN
2 1 (1.04%) LTE
2 1 (1.04%) NFC
2 1 (1.04%) Skype
2 1 (1.04%) Telepresence
2 1 (1.04%) VoLTE
2 1 (1.04%) VoWiFi
2 1 (1.04%) WAN
2 1 (1.04%) WCDMA
2 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (26.04%) Selenium
2 21 (21.88%) HP UFT
3 14 (14.58%) Cucumber
3 14 (14.58%) LoadRunner
4 11 (11.46%) Jenkins
4 11 (11.46%) JMeter
5 8 (8.33%) JIRA
6 6 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.21%) Calabash
8 4 (4.17%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.17%) Gatling
8 4 (4.17%) IntelliJ
8 4 (4.17%) Maven
8 4 (4.17%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.13%) Appium
9 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (20.83%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Banking
3 8 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.08%) .NET
2 8 (8.33%) HTML
2 8 (8.33%) MSMQ
3 5 (5.21%) CSS
3 5 (5.21%) SOAP
4 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.17%) XML
5 3 (3.13%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.08%) Web Services
7 1 (1.04%) REST
7 1 (1.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.17%) Mobile App
1 4 (4.17%) Streaming Music
2 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.08%) PKI
3 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.04%) Handset
3 1 (1.04%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.04%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.04%) STB
3 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.33%) Windows
2 6 (6.25%) Linux
3 5 (5.21%) Unix
4 2 (2.08%) Android
4 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 15 (15.63%) Automated Testing
3 15 (15.63%) Manual Testing
4 14 (14.58%) Scrum
4 14 (14.58%) Test Scripting
5 13 (13.54%) Functional Testing
6 12 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (11.46%) Test Strategy
8 10 (10.42%) Automation Testing
8 10 (10.42%) Migration
8 10 (10.42%) Performance Testing
9 9 (9.38%) BDD
9 9 (9.38%) ITIL
9 9 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (9.38%) PRINCE2
9 9 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
10 8 (8.33%) Analytics
10 8 (8.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.38%) SQL
2 17 (17.71%) Java
3 15 (15.63%) C#
4 9 (9.38%) Ruby
5 8 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.21%) VB
7 4 (4.17%) Python
8 3 (3.13%) C
8 3 (3.13%) Perl
9 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.04%) Groovy
10 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.04%) VBA
10 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (23.96%) ISTQB
2 19 (19.79%) SC Cleared
2 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
3 15 (15.63%) ISEB
4 8 (8.33%) PhD
5 5 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.13%) CREST Certified
6 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.04%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.04%) Iperf
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) HP
2 10 (10.42%) Oracle
3 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.33%) Sybase
5 4 (4.17%) SOASTA, Inc
5 4 (4.17%) VMware
6 2 (2.08%) Adobe
6 2 (2.08%) Citrix
6 2 (2.08%) SAP
7 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.04%) CA
7 1 (1.04%) EMC
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