Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 193 162
Rank change year-on-year +15 -31 +13
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 6 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 9
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £488 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +62.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £350 £298 £268
90th Percentile £555 £578 £440
England median daily rate £500 £441 £400
% change year-on-year +13.31% +10.31% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £39.37 £60.74
% change year-on-year +46.05% -35.18% -

Security Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4013 5120 3900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.91% 83.05% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2559 3069 2234
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 135 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in the West Midlands

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in the West Midlands

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Testing 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 3 £500 - 2
Warwickshire +2 2 £350 -36.36%
Shropshire +17 1 - -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (50.00%) Social Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (50.00%) OWASP
3 3 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) nginx
3 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) PHP
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (50.00%) Static Program Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Travis CI
3 3 (50.00%) Fuzz Testing
3 3 (50.00%) CircleCI
4 2 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 2 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science

Security Testing
Co-occurring 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 3 (50.00%) nginx
2 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) CircleCI
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) Travis CI
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Operations Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacker
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Fuzz Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) OWASP
3 3 (50.00%) Social Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Static Program Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PHP
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Groovy
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian