The table below looks at the statistics for Rational Functional Tester skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rational Functional Tester over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Functional Tester
Rank 580 564 542
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -22
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 15 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.035% 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 9
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£448 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.91% +0.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7285 5995 5826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.20% 11.62% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5033 3850 3585
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 144 243
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

Rational Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Rational Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Rational Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Rational Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Rational Functional Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rational Functional Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Rational Functional Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rational Functional Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Rational Functional Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Rational Functional Tester
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
England -24 15 £448 +38.65% 1
London +14 6 £400 +15.94%
Hampshire - 4 £325 -
South East - 4 £325 -
City of London +7 2 - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Newport - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Essex - - - -

Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (47.06%) ISEB
5 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
6 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
6 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (35.29%) HP
7 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (35.29%) LoadRunner
7 6 (35.29%) RequisitePro
7 6 (35.29%) Rational Robot
7 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
7 6 (35.29%) SQL
7 6 (35.29%) MS Office
7 6 (35.29%) SOAP
7 6 (35.29%) XML
7 6 (35.29%) UML
7 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
7 6 (35.29%) System Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Test Management
7 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
7 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
8 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
8 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
9 4 (23.53%) UNIX
9 4 (23.53%) W3C

Rational Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (35.29%) LoadRunner
1 6 (35.29%) RequisitePro
1 6 (35.29%) Rational Robot
1 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
2 4 (23.53%) JUnit
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) Gerrit
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Test Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Testing Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Functional Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Test Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
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
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) 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%) UML
5 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
5 6 (35.29%) System Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Test Management
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
7 4 (23.53%) RUP
8 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
8 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
8 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Business Development
9 2 (11.76%) Unified Process
9 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 2 (11.76%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) C++
3 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) Ruby
3 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISEB
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) IBM
2 6 (35.29%) HP