The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 192 209 169
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -40
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 37 6 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.12% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.14% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 29 4 16
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%
Security Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4945 4186 3553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.86% 82.73% 82.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4073 3569 2861
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the West Midlands region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Security Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +6 14 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Coventry - 10 £62,500 - 1
Staffordshire +6 8 £20,000 -66.66% 1
Solihull - 7 £42,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £60,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing.

1 24 (55.81%) Information Security
2 15 (34.88%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (23.26%) CREST Certified
4 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
5 9 (20.93%) PCI DSS
6 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
6 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.28%) ISEB
7 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
7 7 (16.28%) Time Management
7 7 (16.28%) QA
7 7 (16.28%) Test Management
7 7 (16.28%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Automation Testing
8 6 (13.95%) SpecFlow
8 6 (13.95%) Appium
8 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
8 6 (13.95%) System Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Selenium
8 6 (13.95%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (13.95%) TestNG
8 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
8 6 (13.95%) JBehave
8 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
8 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
8 6 (13.95%) Workflow
8 6 (13.95%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.65%) Network Security
3 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Appium
1 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
1 6 (13.95%) JBehave
1 6 (13.95%) Selenium
1 6 (13.95%) SpecFlow
1 6 (13.95%) TestNG
1 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
2 3 (6.98%) NeoLoad
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Games
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Test Leader
2 12 (27.91%) Security Manager
3 9 (20.93%) Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Information Security Manager
3 9 (20.93%) Security Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Test Manager
4 7 (16.28%) Information Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Information Security Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Junior
4 7 (16.28%) Junior Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Junior Security Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) QA Leader
5 5 (11.63%) Junior Information Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Junior Information Security Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Service Manager
5 5 (11.63%) Test Validation Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Functional Tester
6 4 (9.30%) Performance Tester
6 4 (9.30%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.30%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) Web Services
2 4 (9.30%) Regular Expression
3 3 (6.98%) .NET
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.63%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.65%) Life Science
4 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Information Security
2 15 (34.88%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
6 7 (16.28%) Automation Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.28%) Test Management
6 7 (16.28%) Time Management
7 6 (13.95%) Compatibility Testing
7 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
7 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Scrum
7 6 (13.95%) System Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
7 6 (13.95%) Workflow
8 5 (11.63%) Network Architecture
8 5 (11.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) CREST Certified
2 7 (16.28%) ISEB
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
3 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.98%) CISM
4 3 (6.98%) CISSP
5 1 (2.33%) CEH
5 1 (2.33%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (2.33%) CISA
5 1 (2.33%) CRISC
5 1 (2.33%) GIAC
5 1 (2.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (20.93%) PCI DSS
3 7 (16.28%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Qualys
2 1 (2.33%) Dynatrace
2 1 (2.33%) HP
2 1 (2.33%) New Relic
2 1 (2.33%) Veracode
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Holidays, Bonus, Pension.
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Capita plc
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago