The first table below looks at the demand for Rational Performance Tester skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 17 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 City of London 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 200 197 221
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +24
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.048% 0.025%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 0.40% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Average daily rate £488 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
871 759 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.47% 12.22% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 601 490
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £56.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +52.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Rational Performance Tester
London

Rational Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Rational Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Rational Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Rational Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Rational Performance Tester
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (80.00%) HP
1 8 (80.00%) ISEB
1 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (80.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (80.00%) Social Network
1 8 (80.00%) Load Testing
1 8 (80.00%) Stress Testing
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) JMeter
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (40.00%) JMeter
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Tester
1 9 (90.00%) Performance Tester
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (80.00%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Load Testing
1 8 (80.00%) Stress Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISEB
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft