The table below looks at the statistics for Rational Performance Tester skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rational Performance Tester over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 242 247 246
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.011% 0.050%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.097% 0.11% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£380 £361 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -15.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1027 914 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.07% 10.46% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 556 499
Average daily rate £363 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 45
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.65 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

Rational Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rational Performance Tester across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Rational Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Rational Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester across the South East region.

Rational Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Rational Performance Tester 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 Rational Performance Tester.

1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Introscope
3 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (60.00%) Middleware
3 3 (60.00%) ODBC
3 3 (60.00%) FTP
3 3 (60.00%) HTTP
3 3 (60.00%) Toad
3 3 (60.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (60.00%) Solaris
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) VB
3 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (60.00%) JDBC
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) JProfiler
3 3 (60.00%) nmon
3 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Rational Performance Tester 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 Rational Performance Tester. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) FTP
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (60.00%) Introscope
2 3 (60.00%) Toad
2 3 (60.00%) JProfiler
3 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
1 3 (60.00%) ODBC
1 3 (60.00%) JDBC
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Usability Testing
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) RUP
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) nmon
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM