The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 244 231 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.020% 0.047% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £218 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
-35.71% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1118 977 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.31% 11.50% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 537 554
Average daily rate £350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 54 62
Average hourly rate £41.00 £34.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £15.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Rational Performance Tester
England

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 16 April 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 (83.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Siebel
3 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) JProfiler
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) nmon
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) SilkTest
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (16.67%) JDBC
4 1 (16.67%) ODBC
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) JProfiler
2 1 (16.67%) SilkTest
2 1 (16.67%) Toad
2 1 (16.67%) Introscope
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Performance Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JDBC
1 1 (16.67%) ODBC
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Siebel