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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 118 123 104
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.14% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £475 £280 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.64% -6.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
1876 2154 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.02% 82.53% 72.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1217 937
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 50 106
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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
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 February 2017. 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 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
Shropshire - 1 £475 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 7 (77.78%) Scrum
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Gherkin
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (55.56%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Usability Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) Kanban
4 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 4 (44.44%) User Stories
4 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
4 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
5 3 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 3 (33.33%) System Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (33.33%) CRM
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM

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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) CRM Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Compliance Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) Gherkin
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
3 4 (44.44%) Kanban
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Usability Testing
3 4 (44.44%) User Stories
4 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Groovy
2 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 1 (11.11%) SAP