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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational Functional Tester
Rank 569 557 517
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -40
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 10 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.018% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.83% +0.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £326 £300
% change year-on-year
+34.09% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Rational Functional Tester
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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
6461 6199 4904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.77% 12.51% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4186 4044 3171
Average daily rate £400 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 124 131
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +2.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.50 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.90 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +0.92%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +9 5 £275 -
South West - 4 £438 -
North West - 1 £350 -
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Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 20 (95.24%) Functional Testing
2 14 (66.67%) Java
3 13 (61.90%) Automated Testing
4 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (47.62%) SQL
5 10 (47.62%) IBM
6 9 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (42.86%) PL/SQL
7 8 (38.10%) MS Office
7 8 (38.10%) SOAP
7 8 (38.10%) XML
7 8 (38.10%) LoadRunner
7 8 (38.10%) HP
7 8 (38.10%) Rational Robot
7 8 (38.10%) UML
7 8 (38.10%) RequisitePro
7 8 (38.10%) SoapUI
7 8 (38.10%) System Testing
8 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
8 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 7 (33.33%) Test Management
8 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
9 6 (28.57%) Degree
9 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
9 6 (28.57%) ISEB
10 5 (23.81%) UNIX
10 5 (23.81%) Python
10 5 (23.81%) C++

Rational Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (4.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (38.10%) LoadRunner
2 8 (38.10%) Rational Robot
2 8 (38.10%) RequisitePro
2 8 (38.10%) SoapUI
3 3 (14.29%) JUnit
3 3 (14.29%) Selenium
4 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.76%) ProC
5 1 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) Gerrit
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 5 (23.81%) Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Testing Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Testing Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) SOAP
1 8 (38.10%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) JSP
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) W3C
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Functional Testing
2 13 (61.90%) Automated Testing
3 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (38.10%) UML
4 8 (38.10%) System Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Test Management
5 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
7 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 3 (14.29%) Business Development
9 3 (14.29%) RUP
9 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
10 2 (9.52%) Coaching
10 2 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Project Management
10 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) PL/SQL
4 5 (23.81%) Python
4 5 (23.81%) C++
4 5 (23.81%) Perl
4 5 (23.81%) Ruby
4 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) VBScript
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 6 (28.57%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) IBM
2 8 (38.10%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle