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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 124 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.040% 0.26% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£265 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.99 £37.49 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+41.34% +15.35%
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
1842 1699 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.54% 72.86% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 890 556
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 70
Average hourly rate £26.85 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 3 June 2015. 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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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 -1 1 £265 - 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) ODBC
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) FATCA
3 1 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) ODBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft