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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 601 588 582
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 5 4 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.046%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.068% 0.064% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.56% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £362 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £374 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.44% +5.07%
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
7309 6259 6454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.71% 11.85% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4814 4042 3619
Average daily rate £400 £388 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +5.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £542 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 135 223
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £52.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rational Performance Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Rational Performance Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 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 16 September 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
England -4 2 £540 +46.83% 1
London +16 1 £700 - 1
County Londonderry - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 15 (78.95%) Performance Testing
2 14 (73.68%) LoadRunner
3 13 (68.42%) ISEB
4 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
5 10 (52.63%) HP
6 9 (47.37%) Stress Testing
7 8 (42.11%) Load Testing
7 8 (42.11%) Social Network
7 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
8 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
8 7 (36.84%) JMeter
8 7 (36.84%) Finance
9 6 (31.58%) Banking
10 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
10 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
11 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
11 4 (21.05%) IBM
11 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (21.05%) C
11 4 (21.05%) C++
11 4 (21.05%) Java
11 4 (21.05%) SQL
11 4 (21.05%) UNIX
11 4 (21.05%) Windows
12 3 (15.79%) Solaris
12 3 (15.79%) Linux
12 3 (15.79%) FTP
12 3 (15.79%) HTTP
12 3 (15.79%) Toad
12 3 (15.79%) HTTPS

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) FTP
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) LoadRunner
2 7 (36.84%) JMeter
3 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (15.79%) Toad
4 3 (15.79%) JProfiler
4 3 (15.79%) Introscope
5 2 (10.53%) LoadUI
6 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.26%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.53%) Front Office
4 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Tester
2 10 (52.63%) Performance Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) JDBC
1 3 (15.79%) ODBC
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
1 8 (42.11%) Social Network
2 3 (15.79%) Statistics
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) User Experience
4 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Solaris
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Performance Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Stress Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Load Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (10.53%) Coaching
6 2 (10.53%) People Management
6 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) Usability Testing
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (5.26%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C
1 4 (21.05%) C++
1 4 (21.05%) Java
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) VB
2 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) ISEB
2 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.26%) IBM Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) nmon
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.53%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) SAP