The first table below looks at the demand for Security 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 Security Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 113 102 101
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.082% 0.10% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£330 £400 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +17.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1780 1309 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.01% 66.48% 68.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 662 734
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 56 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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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
Birmingham - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Terminal Server
4 2 (28.57%) AIX
4 2 (28.57%) Windows NT
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (28.57%) Nessus
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Nmap
4 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Security 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 Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (14.29%) MS Access
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
1 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows NT
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) AIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) HPUX
3 1 (14.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
1 1 (14.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Terminal Server
1 2 (28.57%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (28.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
3 1 (14.29%) webMethods