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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 118 106 110
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.14% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.22% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -20.00%
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% -
Security Testing
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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
1817 1387 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.32% 66.65% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 723 788
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 58 69
Average hourly rate £29.88 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Birmingham - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) UNIX
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (22.22%) Nessus
5 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (22.22%) Nmap
5 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (22.22%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (11.11%) MS Access
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Tester
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) UNIX
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) AIX
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows NT
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) SUSE
4 1 (11.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Nmap
1 2 (22.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) Nessus
2 2 (22.22%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) webMethods
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
5 1 (11.11%) ICL