Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Tester was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Tester
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 840 854
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 11 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.034% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.036% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 13
England median daily rate £500 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25% -
10th Percentile £375 £450 £309
90th Percentile £790 £700 £503
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Security Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Security Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Tester in England

Security Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Tester in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Tester in England

Security Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Tester in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Tester in England

Security Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Tester in England

Security Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 7 £500 -16.67% 2
East of England - 3 - - 1
South East -1 1 £1,000 +81.82% 3
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 across the England region featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) Law
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (27.27%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) CREST Certified
3 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Microservices
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 2 (18.18%) Puppet
4 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
4 2 (18.18%) VirtualBox
4 2 (18.18%) GitHub
4 2 (18.18%) Terraform
4 2 (18.18%) API Testing
4 2 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) Kanban
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell

Security Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
General
1 3 (27.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) VMS
2 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Programme Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (18.18%) API Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Kanban
3 2 (18.18%) Microservices
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
4 1 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) OWASP
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CREST Certified
2 2 (18.18%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) CEH
3 1 (9.09%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (9.09%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VirtualBox
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
1 2 (18.18%) Terraform
2 1 (9.09%) HP Fortify
2 1 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Qualys