The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 116 101 101
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.58% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate £425 £438 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £438 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £438 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £429
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -
Penetration Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Testing across the West Midlands region.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the West Midlands region.

Penetration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 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
(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
Coventry -7 3 £431 - 2
Birmingham -7 2 £425 -2.85% 4
Shropshire - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
2 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
2 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (28.57%) Splunk
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Gatling
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Confluence
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Node.js
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Retail

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DSL
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Gatling
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Security Operations Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) SOC Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Auditor
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacker
3 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Auditor
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Security Auditor
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Groovy
1 1 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
1 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
1 2 (28.57%) Splunk
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix