The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 England 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 543 497 561
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +64
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 14 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.058% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.22% 0.50% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 4
Average daily rate £488 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £383 £438
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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6320 4979 5460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.31% 11.53% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4124 3200 3248
Average daily rate £375 £390 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 139 193
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.40 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.45 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.58 £47.50 £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
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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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -38 12 £488 +39.28% 1
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Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 14 (43.75%) LoadRunner
2 13 (40.63%) Performance Testing
3 12 (37.50%) IBM
4 11 (34.38%) Load Testing
5 10 (31.25%) HP
5 10 (31.25%) ISEB
5 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 9 (28.13%) ISTQB
6 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
6 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
6 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
7 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) Stress Testing
7 8 (25.00%) Social Network
7 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 7 (21.88%) Banking
8 7 (21.88%) Finance
9 6 (18.75%) Rational Functional Tester
10 5 (15.63%) JMeter
11 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 4 (12.50%) TIBCO
11 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 4 (12.50%) Test Management
12 3 (9.38%) Rational Robot
12 3 (9.38%) C
12 3 (9.38%) Java
12 3 (9.38%) SQL
12 3 (9.38%) Oracle
12 3 (9.38%) UNIX
12 3 (9.38%) Windows

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) FTP
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) LoadRunner
2 6 (18.75%) Rational Functional Tester
3 5 (15.63%) JMeter
4 3 (9.38%) Rational Robot
4 3 (9.38%) Rational Rose
5 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.13%) Toad
6 1 (3.13%) Introscope
6 1 (3.13%) SilkTest
6 1 (3.13%) WebLOAD
6 1 (3.13%) JProfiler
6 1 (3.13%) LoadUI
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
1 7 (21.88%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Front Office
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Tester
1 14 (43.75%) Performance Tester
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Test Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Quality Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Quality Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Test Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Testing Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Performance Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) ODBC
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (25.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) UNIX
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Performance Testing
2 11 (34.38%) Load Testing
3 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
4 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
5 8 (25.00%) Stress Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Test Management
6 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.38%) Validation
7 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 2 (6.25%) System Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Investment Management
8 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Analytics
9 1 (3.13%) User Stories
9 1 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (3.13%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Java
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
1 3 (9.38%) C
2 1 (3.13%) C++
2 1 (3.13%) VB
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) ISEB
2 9 (28.13%) ISTQB
2 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) nmon
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) IBM
2 10 (31.25%) HP
3 4 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) Siebel
5 1 (3.13%) JBoss
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Thunderhead
5 1 (3.13%) SOASTA, Inc