The first table below looks at the demand for Rational Functional Tester skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South Wales region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Functional Tester
Rank 50 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 5 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.88% 2.15% -
As % of the Development Applications category 6.41% 15.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate £325 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
78 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.71% 13.80% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 29 11
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Rational Functional Tester
Wales

Rational Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Rational Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Rational Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Rational Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Rational Functional Tester
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
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Vacancies
Newport -7 5 £325 +13.04%
Rational Functional Tester
Wales

Rational Functional Tester
Top 12 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
1 7 (53.85%) IBM
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Open Source
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Rational Performance Tester

Rational Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Tester
1 8 (61.54%) Functional Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Functional Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft