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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational Functional Tester
Rank 586 586 530
Rank change year-on-year
0 -56
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 11 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.024% 0.025%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
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£363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £360 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7207 6759 5362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.95% 12.41% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4616 4304 3413
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 132 134
Average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.00 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 11 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 27 April 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
England +2 10 £363 +16.00% 2
London -9 5 £275 - 1
Cheltenham - 4 £438 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £438 -
South West - 4 £438 -
Docklands, London - 2 £275 - 1
North West - 1 £350 -
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £350 -
Scotland - 1 - -

Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 22 (95.65%) Functional Testing
2 15 (65.22%) Java
3 14 (60.87%) Automated Testing
4 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
5 10 (43.48%) IBM
6 9 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (39.13%) LoadRunner
6 9 (39.13%) PL/SQL
7 8 (34.78%) RequisitePro
7 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
7 8 (34.78%) MS Office
7 8 (34.78%) SOAP
7 8 (34.78%) XML
7 8 (34.78%) HP
7 8 (34.78%) Rational Robot
7 8 (34.78%) UML
7 8 (34.78%) Test Management
7 8 (34.78%) System Testing
7 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
7 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
7 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
8 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
8 7 (30.43%) ISEB
8 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
9 6 (26.09%) Degree
9 6 (26.09%) Ruby
9 6 (26.09%) UNIX
9 6 (26.09%) Python

Rational Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (39.13%) LoadRunner
2 8 (34.78%) RequisitePro
2 8 (34.78%) Rational Robot
2 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
3 3 (13.04%) JUnit
3 3 (13.04%) Selenium
4 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.35%) Gerrit
5 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) Subversion
5 1 (4.35%) ProC
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Testing Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Testing Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Functional Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Test Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) SOAP
1 8 (34.78%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) W3C
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Functional Testing
2 14 (60.87%) Automated Testing
3 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) UML
4 8 (34.78%) Test Management
4 8 (34.78%) System Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
6 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) RUP
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
7 3 (13.04%) Business Development
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 9 (39.13%) PL/SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Ruby
4 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
4 6 (26.09%) Python
4 6 (26.09%) C++
4 6 (26.09%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
3 6 (26.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) IBM
2 8 (34.78%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
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