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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank - 116 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+55.22% -51.68%
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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
1761 1779 1171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.15% 74.91% 67.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1094 936 582
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 138 53
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.55 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.48% +0.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) OWASP
1 3 (33.33%) CEH
2 2 (22.22%) Logistics
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) Automotive
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) SAP PM
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 1 (11.11%) SAP PP
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) SAP EWM
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP PP
1 1 (11.11%) SAP PM
1 1 (11.11%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (22.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Tester
1 6 (66.67%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Security Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) OWASP
2 2 (22.22%) Logistics
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CEH
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SAP