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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rational Functional Tester over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational Functional Tester
Rank 635 635 634
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 3 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.014% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.036% 0.11% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £438 £363 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +19.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +32.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8329 7492 6886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.58% 13.35% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5736 4950 4380
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 124 158
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.25 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.75% -1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £22.40 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.15 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.47% -0.92%

Rational Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Functional Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 3 £438 +20.68%
South West +3 2 £438 +20.68%
Gloucestershire -5 2 £438 +20.68%
Cheltenham +5 1 £438 +20.68%
London -10 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -

Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Rational Functional Tester also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Rational Functional Tester.

1 8 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) People Management
5 1 (12.50%) WorldPay
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Design
5 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis

Rational Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) People Management
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Service Design
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C++
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) WorldPay