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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Functional Tester
Rank 593 566 541
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -25
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 14 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.023% 0.045%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.20% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 14
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£400 £355 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +14.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £418 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -3.22%
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
7358 6049 5922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.90% 11.64% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5013 3916 3495
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 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 145 221
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £17.65 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -2.77%

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 21 November 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 15 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 21 November 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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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 -14 14 £400 +9.58% 5
London +1 6 £400 +9.58% 2
South East - 5 £325 -
Hampshire - 4 £325 -
City of London +7 2 - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Newport - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Essex - - - -

Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Java
3 12 (80.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (60.00%) IBM
5 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (40.00%) System Testing
6 6 (40.00%) RequisitePro
6 6 (40.00%) Rational Robot
6 6 (40.00%) HP
6 6 (40.00%) ISEB
6 6 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (40.00%) PL/SQL
6 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 6 (40.00%) MS Office
6 6 (40.00%) SOAP
6 6 (40.00%) XML
6 6 (40.00%) UML
6 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
7 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
7 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
8 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Test Management
8 4 (26.67%) Ruby
8 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
8 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
8 4 (26.67%) W3C

Rational Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) RequisitePro
1 6 (40.00%) Rational Robot
1 6 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (26.67%) JUnit
2 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) Gerrit
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Testing Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Functional Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) SOAP
1 6 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 12 (80.00%) Automated Testing
3 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) UML
5 6 (40.00%) System Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (26.67%) Test Management
7 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (26.67%) RUP
8 3 (20.00%) TDD
8 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Business Development
9 2 (13.33%) Unified Process
9 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 2 (13.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) Ruby
3 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
3 4 (26.67%) C++
3 4 (26.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
1 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) HP
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £290 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £470 per day
Posted: 24 days ago