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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational Functional Tester
Rank 656 636 607
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -29
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.011% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.058% 0.079% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Median daily rate £413 £400 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +26.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £344 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £431 £327
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £316
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +26.48%
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
8613 7568 6874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.94% 13.29% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5888 4986 4410
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 127 146
Median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.12 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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 9 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 25 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 -5 5 £413 +3.12%
London - 3 - -
Cheltenham +5 1 £438 +20.68%
Gloucestershire -2 1 £438 +20.68%
South West -3 1 £438 +20.68%
South East - 1 £388 -
Berkshire - 1 £388 -
City of London - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £388 -

Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 11 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) ISEB
4 4 (36.36%) C++
4 4 (36.36%) IBM
4 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
4 4 (36.36%) SDLC
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 3 (27.27%) Perl
5 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
5 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 3 (27.27%) Ruby
5 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
6 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
6 2 (18.18%) VBScript
6 2 (18.18%) SAP
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy

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 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
2 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SOA Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Test Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (9.09%) Ajax
1 1 (9.09%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) People Management
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Service Design
6 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 3 (27.27%) Perl
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 2 (18.18%) VBScript
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) WorldPay