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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rational Performance Tester over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
Rank 648 644 584
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -60
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 8 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.009% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.096% 0.069% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 14
Median daily rate £383 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £495 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £495 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £495 £210
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +135.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8307 7201 6773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.23% 13.04% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5708 4696 4391
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 131 155
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £45.28 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

Rational Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Performance Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 8 £383 -22.72%
North West - 5 £400 -
Liverpool - 3 £365 -
Merseyside - 3 £365 -
London -10 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £418 -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -

Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Rational Performance Tester also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Rational Performance Tester.

1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (77.78%) IBM
3 5 (55.56%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
4 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) HTTP
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (33.33%) Siebel
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) JMeter
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
6 2 (22.22%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) Solaris
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) NeoLoad
6 2 (22.22%) Dynatrace

Rational Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 1 (11.11%) HBase
1 1 (11.11%) Impala
1 1 (11.11%) QlikView
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) NeoLoad
3 2 (22.22%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) Appium
4 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (11.11%) Fiddler
4 1 (11.11%) Gatling
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Toad
4 1 (11.11%) VisualVM
4 1 (11.11%) YourKit
4 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Lead Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Web Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (11.11%) JDBC
3 1 (11.11%) ODBC
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Blockchain
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Solaris
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) CentOS
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Kanban
6 1 (11.11%) MapReduce
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Test Management
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) Scala
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) CoffeeScript
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Flume
1 1 (11.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (11.11%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (11.11%) nmon
1 1 (11.11%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Siebel
3 2 (22.22%) Dynatrace
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) New Relic
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) AppDynamics
4 1 (11.11%) CA
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft