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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational Functional Tester
UK
Rank 595 617 592
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 2 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.010% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.027% 0.066% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Median daily rate £400 £363 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £363 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £455
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -20.32%
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
7381 7593 6898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.49% 14.95% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4919 5065 4709
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 203 125
Median hourly rate £41.25 £41.80 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +12.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £24.23 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

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
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 20 January 2017.

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 5 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +29 2 £400 +10.34%
South West +10 1 £475 +31.03%
Gloucestershire +5 1 £475 +31.03%
North West - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 £325 -

Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 11 (91.67%) HP
2 11 (91.67%) LoadRunner
3 10 (83.33%) Java
4 9 (75.00%) JMeter
4 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (66.67%) Perl
5 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
5 8 (66.67%) C++
5 8 (66.67%) Unix
5 8 (66.67%) Python
5 8 (66.67%) Ruby
5 8 (66.67%) Bash Shell
6 7 (58.33%) Zephyr
7 5 (41.67%) Selenium
8 4 (33.33%) Security Testing
8 4 (33.33%) Test Management
8 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (33.33%) BDD
8 4 (33.33%) HP UFT
8 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 4 (33.33%) TDD
9 3 (25.00%) VisionPLUS
9 3 (25.00%) FLEXCUBE
9 3 (25.00%) ETL
9 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
9 3 (25.00%) Temenos
9 3 (25.00%) Calypso
9 3 (25.00%) Guidewire
9 3 (25.00%) Software Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (25.00%) Temenos T24
1 3 (25.00%) VisionPLUS
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) LoadRunner
2 9 (75.00%) JMeter
3 7 (58.33%) Zephyr
4 5 (41.67%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) HP UFT
6 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (16.67%) CruiseControl
7 2 (16.67%) Hudson
7 2 (16.67%) JBehave
7 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (16.67%) Maven
7 2 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (16.67%) VersionOne
8 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
2 6 (50.00%) Technical Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer in Test
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 1 (8.33%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 8 (66.67%) C++
2 8 (66.67%) Perl
2 8 (66.67%) Python
2 8 (66.67%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Calypso
2 3 (25.00%) Guidewire
2 3 (25.00%) Temenos
3 2 (16.67%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (16.67%) IBM