The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Rational Functional Tester skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rational Functional Tester over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Rational Functional Tester
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 619 633
Rank change year-on-year +27 +14  
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.026% 0.039% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
England median daily rate £363 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +20.68%  
10th Percentile £356 £431 £273
90th Percentile £369 £444 £444
UK median daily rate £363 £438 £363
% change year-on-year -17.14% +20.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -

Rational Functional Tester is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7693 7723 6880
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.79% 15.67% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12737 13073 9985
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £313 £306 £275
90th Percentile £594 £575 £570
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 186 161
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.14%  
10th Percentile £31.50 £25.00 £20.77
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.02 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

Rational Functional Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Rational Functional Tester as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Rational Functional Tester in England

Rational Functional Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Functional Tester in England

Rational Functional Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Functional Tester in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Functional Tester in England

Rational Functional Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
London +5 1 £363 - 1
South East - 1 - -
Rational Functional Tester
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the England region with a requirement for Rational Functional Tester.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (60.00%) Python
3 3 (60.00%) Perl
3 3 (60.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL

Rational Functional Tester
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (20.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (20.00%) Military
1 1 (20.00%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle