The table below looks at the statistics for Rational Functional Tester skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rational Functional Tester over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational Functional Tester
Rank 606 581 572
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.079% 0.015% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£381 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7565 6593 5766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.03% 13.09% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5043 4272 3773
Average daily rate £408 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 119 123
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

Rational Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rational Functional Tester across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Rational Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Rational Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Rational Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Rational Functional Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Rational Functional Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Rational Functional Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Functional Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South West -2 3 £363 +9.84%
North West - 3 £400 - 1
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Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Rational Functional 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 Functional Tester.

1 15 (83.33%) Functional Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) IBM
3 8 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Test Management
4 7 (38.89%) Ruby
4 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
4 7 (38.89%) C++
4 7 (38.89%) ISEB
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) Perl
4 7 (38.89%) UNIX
4 7 (38.89%) Python
5 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) Rational Robot
5 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
6 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
6 5 (27.78%) System Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Rational Performance Tester
6 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
6 5 (27.78%) RequisitePro
6 5 (27.78%) HP

Rational Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Rational Functional 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 Functional Tester. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 6 (33.33%) Rational Robot
3 5 (27.78%) Rational Performance Tester
3 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
3 5 (27.78%) RequisitePro
3 5 (27.78%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.56%) ProC
4 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
4 1 (5.56%) JUnit
4 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Testing Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Testing Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) SOAP
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) JSP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Functional Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Test Management
4 6 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (27.78%) UML
5 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
5 5 (27.78%) System Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL
8 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) Perl
2 7 (38.89%) Python
2 7 (38.89%) Ruby
2 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
2 7 (38.89%) C++
3 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
1 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) IBM
2 5 (27.78%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Hyperion
4 3 (16.67%) Green Hat