The table below looks at the statistics for Rational Performance Tester skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 568 562 484
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -78
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 5 4 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.008% 0.076%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.077% 0.066% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +18.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £353 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £474 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -1.78%
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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6465 6017 4839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.98% 12.39% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3924 3123
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 105 142
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.15 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.70% +3.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.40 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

Rational Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Rational Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Rational Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Rational Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Rational Performance Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rational Performance Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Rational Performance Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Rational Performance Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Rational Performance Tester across the England region.

Rational Performance Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Rational Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Performance Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 4 £300 -38.67% 1
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
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Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) JProfiler
3 2 (40.00%) Splunk
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) nmon
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Apache

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) JProfiler
2 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) HPUX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Stress Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle