The first table below looks at the demand for Rational Performance Tester skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 22 July 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank - 402 427
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 0 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.058% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.45% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate
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- £348 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £375 £404
% change year-on-year
-44.00% -7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3349 3118 3000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.62% 12.86% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2424 2244 2042
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.03 £22.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.80 £59.00 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Rational Performance Tester
England

Rational Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Rational Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Rational Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Rational Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (83.33%) HP
1 10 (83.33%) LoadRunner
2 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (66.67%) Social Network
2 8 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Stress Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Banking
4 6 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) JMeter
7 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Analytics
8 2 (16.67%) QA
8 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
8 2 (16.67%) Migration
8 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
8 2 (16.67%) Front Office
8 2 (16.67%) C
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (16.67%) IBM
9 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
9 1 (8.33%) MS Excel

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (8.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) LoadRunner
2 4 (33.33%) JMeter
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Front Office
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Tester
1 9 (75.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 8 (66.67%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Load Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Stress Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
1 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft