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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational Functional Tester
Rank 551 529 510
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -19
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 12 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.022% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.19% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
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£424 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.55% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £313 £375
% change year-on-year
+45.48% -16.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
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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
6213 5286 4855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.45% 11.88% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4268 3425 3072
Average daily rate £400 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 125 198
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.60 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rational Functional Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Rational Functional Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 January 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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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
London -1 4 £380 +10.14% 1
East of England - - - -
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Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 13 (76.47%) Java
3 12 (70.59%) Automated Testing
4 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (52.94%) IBM
5 7 (41.18%) ISEB
5 7 (41.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
5 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (35.29%) System Testing
6 6 (35.29%) MS Office
6 6 (35.29%) SOAP
6 6 (35.29%) XML
6 6 (35.29%) UML
6 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
6 6 (35.29%) HP
6 6 (35.29%) RequisitePro
6 6 (35.29%) Rational Robot
6 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
7 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
7 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
7 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
7 5 (29.41%) Test Management
7 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
8 4 (23.53%) W3C
8 4 (23.53%) RUP

Rational Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (35.29%) RequisitePro
2 6 (35.29%) Rational Robot
2 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
3 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
4 4 (23.53%) JUnit
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
6 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
7 1 (5.88%) Subversion
7 1 (5.88%) Gerrit
7 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Tester
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Functional Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Testing Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) SOAP
1 6 (35.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) W3C
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Automated Testing
3 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) System Testing
5 6 (35.29%) UML
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
6 5 (29.41%) Test Management
6 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
7 4 (23.53%) RUP
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
9 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 2 (11.76%) Coaching
9 2 (11.76%) Business Development
9 2 (11.76%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) Perl
4 3 (17.65%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
1 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) IBM
2 6 (35.29%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle