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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 603 574 517
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -57
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 6 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.026% 0.063%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.084% 0.21% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 17
Average daily rate
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£460 £469 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.86% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £292 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £532 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -35.71%
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
7131 6812 5351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 12.52% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4564 4356 3400
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 136 134
Average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +0.92%

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 4 May 2015.

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 8 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 4 May 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
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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 -20 6 £460 -5.64% 1
London -2 3 £363 -25.64% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £495 -
North East - 2 £495 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £495 -
City of London +9 1 £425 -12.82%
Tyneside - 1 £495 -
Paddington - 1 - -

Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) JMeter
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) DB2
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Apache
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Confluence
4 2 (28.57%) JProfiler
4 2 (28.57%) Splunk
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) nmon
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 3 (42.86%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) JProfiler
3 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (14.29%) LoadUI
4 1 (14.29%) WebLOAD
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Test Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) HPUX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) BC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) nmon
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Splunk
3 1 (14.29%) Siebel
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix