The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Rational Performance Tester skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rational Performance Tester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 618 616
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2  
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 1 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.010% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.013% 0.064% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Median daily rate - £351 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £351 £406
% change year-on-year - -13.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Rational Performance Tester is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7654 7779 6772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.70% 15.69% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 5421 4527
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 125 102
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +13.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Rational Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Rational Performance Tester as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Rational Performance Tester in England

Rational Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Performance Tester in England

Rational Performance Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Performance Tester in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Performance Tester in England

Rational Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
London +3 1 - -
Rational Performance Tester
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Rational Performance Tester.

1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing

Rational Performance Tester
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing