The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Functional Tester
Rank 574 526 567
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +41
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 13 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.025% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £291 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £318 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6782 5367 5815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.42% 11.25% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4327 3422 3405
Average daily rate £375 £383 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 129 201
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Functional Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -48 7 £313 +4.16% 2
Wales -27 6 £335 +11.66% 1
Newport -12 4 £335 +16.52% 1
South Wales -19 4 £335 +11.66% 1
London -11 2 £275 -
Hampshire +6 1 - - 1
South East -5 1 - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1

Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (57.14%) IBM
2 17 (48.57%) Test Scripting
3 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
3 9 (25.71%) Rational Performance Tester
4 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
5 7 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.43%) TIBCO
7 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
7 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (8.57%) Functional Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Banking
8 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (8.57%) Open Source
8 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Windows
8 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (8.57%) .NET
9 2 (5.71%) Oracle
9 2 (5.71%) HP
9 2 (5.71%) Finance
9 2 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.71%) System Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Web Development
9 2 (5.71%) Selenium
9 2 (5.71%) HTML
9 2 (5.71%) Subversion

Rational Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) SAN
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) JMeter
3 1 (2.86%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
General
1 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Tester
2 18 (51.43%) Functional Tester
3 12 (34.29%) Analyst
3 12 (34.29%) Test Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Functional Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Test Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Quality Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Quality Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Automated Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Open Source
2 1 (2.86%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Test Scripting
2 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
4 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Analytics
6 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.71%) Scrum
6 2 (5.71%) Web Development
6 2 (5.71%) Test Management
6 2 (5.71%) System Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.86%) Use Case
7 1 (2.86%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Python
3 1 (2.86%) Jython
3 1 (2.86%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) IBM
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec