The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
UK
Rank - 638 618
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.039% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £418 £495
% change year-on-year - -15.65%  
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7747 7746 6990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.56% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5227 5162 4464
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 188 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.89 £31.80 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Rational Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Rational Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Performance Tester in the UK

Rational Performance Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Performance Tester in the UK

Rational Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 with a requirement for Rational Performance Tester.

1 7 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 7 (100.00%) JMeter
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
1 7 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 6 (85.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) RAD
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) SOAP
4 4 (57.14%) HP UFT
4 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Groovy
4 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
5 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
5 3 (42.86%) The Grinder
5 3 (42.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (42.86%) V-Model
5 3 (42.86%) QA
5 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (42.86%) Migration
5 3 (42.86%) WinRunner
5 3 (42.86%) RUP

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 3 (42.86%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (14.29%) Temenos T24
1 1 (14.29%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) JMeter
1 7 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) HP UFT
2 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
3 3 (42.86%) The Grinder
3 3 (42.86%) WinRunner
4 1 (14.29%) CruiseControl
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) Hudson
4 1 (14.29%) JBehave
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (14.29%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Performance Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Test Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (85.71%) RAD
2 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
3 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) RUP
4 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) V-Model
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Groovy
3 3 (42.86%) C
3 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Siebel
3 1 (14.29%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (14.29%) Calypso
3 1 (14.29%) Guidewire
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Temenos