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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 586 584 566
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 9 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.002% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.015% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £380 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £403 £375
% change year-on-year
-19.25% +7.33%
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
7476 6607 5830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.11% 12.91% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4997 4312 3810
Average daily rate £410 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 119 127
Average hourly rate £37.75 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.04 £50.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
North West - 3 £400 -
South East -10 2 £296 -22.03%
South West - 2 £241 -
London - 1 £350 -
South Coast - 1 - -
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Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 11 (68.75%) LoadRunner
2 9 (56.25%) Performance Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) ISEB
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Rational Functional Tester
6 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (25.00%) IBM
7 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
7 3 (18.75%) Hyperion
7 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
7 3 (18.75%) UNIX
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) HTTP
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
7 3 (18.75%) JMeter
7 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 3 (18.75%) HP
7 3 (18.75%) Middleware

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
1 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
2 2 (12.50%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) LoadRunner
2 5 (31.25%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (18.75%) JMeter
3 3 (18.75%) WebLOAD
3 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
4 2 (12.50%) Toad
4 2 (12.50%) JProfiler
4 2 (12.50%) NeoLoad
4 2 (12.50%) Introscope
5 1 (6.25%) LoadUI
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
5 1 (6.25%) ClearQuest
5 1 (6.25%) Rational Robot
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Test Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Architect
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) JDBC
2 2 (12.50%) ODBC
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Performance Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Management
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VB
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) nmon
2 1 (6.25%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (18.75%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) Hyperion
3 3 (18.75%) Green Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Siebel