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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 586 554 558
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +4
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.012% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.029% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £343 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.46% -25.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £329 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £357 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £361 £383
% change year-on-year
+17.89% -5.75%
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
6786 5707 5825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.77% 11.87% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4610 3821 3304
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 231
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
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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 +14 2 £550 +69.23%
South West - - - - 1
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Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (40.00%) Introscope
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (40.00%) JDBC
3 2 (40.00%) ODBC
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) FTP
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) Toad
3 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) JProfiler

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (40.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (40.00%) Toad
2 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (40.00%) Introscope
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) JProfiler
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) NeoLoad
3 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) JDBC
1 2 (40.00%) ODBC
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Solaris
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) nmon
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM