The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 136 114 121
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.17% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Median daily rate £500 £288 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -12.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.74 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.43%
Security 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
2598 1792 1838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.16% 75.17% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1097 973
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 74 134
Median hourly rate £18.28 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.30% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Security 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 Security Testing across the West Midlands region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Security 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 Security Testing across the West Midlands region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 5 £375 - 1
Warwickshire -4 4 £550 +91.30%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
3 6 (31.58%) Information Assurance
3 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Legal
4 5 (26.32%) Information Security
4 5 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 5 (26.32%) ISEB
4 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
4 5 (26.32%) ISMS
4 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (21.05%) CISSP
5 4 (21.05%) CISA
5 4 (21.05%) CISM
5 4 (21.05%) Security Management
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (15.79%) Internet
6 3 (15.79%) Intel Security
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) Patch Management
6 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.79%) V-Model
6 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (15.79%) Supplier Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) Legal
4 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (10.53%) Banking
5 2 (10.53%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
3 2 (10.53%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Security Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Information Security Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
1 2 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (10.53%) EPoS
1 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
1 2 (10.53%) Smartcard
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) AIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
3 6 (31.58%) Information Assurance
3 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (26.32%) Information Security
4 5 (26.32%) ISMS
4 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 5 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Security Management
6 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Patch Management
6 3 (15.79%) Supplier Management
6 3 (15.79%) V-Model
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
7 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CISA
2 4 (21.05%) CISM
2 4 (21.05%) CISSP
3 2 (10.53%) CRISC
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) IISP
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.79%) QA
3 2 (10.53%) COBIT
3 2 (10.53%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
3 2 (10.53%) ISO27005
3 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Intel Security
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) ArcSight
2 2 (10.53%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) ION Trading
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Qualys
2 2 (10.53%) Sun
2 2 (10.53%) Tripwire
3 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) VMware