The table below looks at the statistics for Rational Performance Tester skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rational Performance Tester over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 578 544 502
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -42
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 4 15 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.030% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.059% 0.25% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -1.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £344 £350
% change year-on-year
- -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6749 5930 5074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.25% 12.01% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 3749 3216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 110 148
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.94 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

Rational Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Rational Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Rational Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Rational Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Rational Performance Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Rational Performance Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Rational Performance Tester
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 6 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 4 £300 -27.42% 1
England -29 4 £300 -11.11% 2
Paddington - 1 - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -

Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) JMeter
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
5 2 (25.00%) Remedy
5 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) DB2
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Apache
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) Confluence
5 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
5 2 (25.00%) Splunk
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JMeter
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (25.00%) LoadUI
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
4 1 (12.50%) NeoLoad
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Statistics
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) IBM Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (25.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Remedy
2 2 (25.00%) Splunk
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
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