The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 569 531 576
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +45
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 19 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.052% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 0.46% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 4
Average daily rate £469 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £325 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £383 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
-35.71% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6913 5399 5852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.27% 11.30% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4411 3425 3417
Average daily rate £375 £385 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 143 206
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%

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 17 April 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 6 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -46 14 £488 +39.28% 1
London -38 12 £488 +39.28% 1
City of London -3 10 £488 +50.00%
South Wales - 4 - -
Wales - 4 - -
Newport - 4 - -

Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (45.24%) Performance Testing
2 16 (38.10%) IBM
3 15 (35.71%) LoadRunner
3 15 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 11 (26.19%) Load Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Software Testing
4 11 (26.19%) HP
5 10 (23.81%) ISEB
6 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
6 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 9 (21.43%) Rational Functional Tester
6 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 8 (19.05%) Banking
7 8 (19.05%) Stress Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Social Network
7 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
7 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 8 (19.05%) Finance
8 6 (14.29%) JMeter
9 4 (9.52%) TIBCO
9 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
9 4 (9.52%) Java
9 4 (9.52%) Test Management
10 3 (7.14%) QA
10 3 (7.14%) C
10 3 (7.14%) Oracle
10 3 (7.14%) SQL
10 3 (7.14%) UNIX
10 3 (7.14%) Windows

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) FTP
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
1 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) LoadRunner
2 9 (21.43%) Rational Functional Tester
3 6 (14.29%) JMeter
4 3 (7.14%) Rational Rose
4 3 (7.14%) Rational Robot
5 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.38%) JUnit
6 1 (2.38%) Toad
6 1 (2.38%) Maven
6 1 (2.38%) SilkTest
6 1 (2.38%) Selenium
6 1 (2.38%) WebLOAD
6 1 (2.38%) Introscope
6 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.38%) JProfiler
6 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.38%) LoadUI
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
1 8 (19.05%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Front Office
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Tester
2 18 (42.86%) Performance Tester
3 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) Test Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Performance Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Functional Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Quality Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Quality Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) ODBC
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) REST
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) J2EE
2 1 (2.38%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
1 8 (19.05%) Social Network
2 1 (2.38%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Performance Testing
2 15 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 11 (26.19%) Software Testing
3 11 (26.19%) Load Testing
4 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 8 (19.05%) Stress Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Test Management
6 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.14%) Validation
7 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.76%) Scrum
8 2 (4.76%) Migration
8 2 (4.76%) System Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Investment Management
8 2 (4.76%) Analytics
8 2 (4.76%) Functional Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) Java
2 3 (7.14%) C
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) VB
3 1 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.38%) Jython
3 1 (2.38%) Groovy
3 1 (2.38%) C++
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) ISEB
2 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) nmon
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) IBM
2 11 (26.19%) HP
3 4 (9.52%) TIBCO
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) Siebel
5 1 (2.38%) EMC
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) JBoss
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec
5 1 (2.38%) Thunderhead
5 1 (2.38%) SOASTA, Inc