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 20 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 600 563 562
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -1
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 1 12 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.023% 0.070%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.014% 0.19% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 28
Average daily rate
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£380 £353 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -13.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.75%
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
7115 6222 6354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.84% 11.70% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4549 3972 3651
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 130 221
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 4 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 20 August 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 -38 1 £380 +7.57% 2
Northern Ireland - - - -
London - - - - 2
County Londonderry - - - -

Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 14 (93.33%) LoadRunner
2 12 (80.00%) ISEB
3 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
3 11 (73.33%) Performance Testing
4 10 (66.67%) HP
5 9 (60.00%) Stress Testing
6 8 (53.33%) Load Testing
6 8 (53.33%) Social Network
6 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
7 7 (46.67%) Finance
8 6 (40.00%) Banking
8 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
9 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 5 (33.33%) JMeter
10 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
10 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (26.67%) C
10 4 (26.67%) C++
10 4 (26.67%) Java
10 4 (26.67%) SQL
10 4 (26.67%) UNIX
10 4 (26.67%) Windows
11 3 (20.00%) Solaris
11 3 (20.00%) Linux
11 3 (20.00%) FTP
11 3 (20.00%) HTTP
11 3 (20.00%) Toad
11 3 (20.00%) HTTPS
11 3 (20.00%) VB

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (20.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) FTP
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
1 3 (20.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (6.67%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 14 (93.33%) LoadRunner
2 5 (33.33%) JMeter
3 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (20.00%) Toad
4 3 (20.00%) Introscope
4 3 (20.00%) JProfiler
5 1 (6.67%) ClearQuest
5 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Tester
2 9 (60.00%) Performance Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) JDBC
1 3 (20.00%) ODBC
1 3 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Social Network
1 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Solaris
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Performance Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Stress Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Load Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Usability Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Analytics
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.67%) RUP
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
7 1 (6.67%) V-Model
7 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
1 4 (26.67%) C++
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) VB
2 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) ISEB
2 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) nmon
2 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle