Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 887 872 885
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13 -11
Contract jobs citing Rational Performance Tester 2 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.013% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.010% 0.080% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 16
UK median daily rate - £388 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.54% -11.56%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £388 £400
% change year-on-year - -3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19078 17440 16371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 16.50% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13287 11750 10892
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 251 336
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.60 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Rational Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Rational Performance Tester as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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
Top 2 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 2 - - 2
London -7 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter

Rational Performance Tester
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM