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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational Functional Tester
UK / England
Rank 582 614 590
Rank change year-on-year +32 -24  
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.002% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.041% 0.014% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Median daily rate £475 - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £325 £438
% change year-on-year +46.15% -25.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 7323 7180 6341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 14.64% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4937 4822 4121
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 170 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £28.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Rational Functional Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Rational Functional Tester as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
South West +5 3 £475 -
Rational Functional Tester
UK

Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 6 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 6 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Perl
3 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (66.67%) C++
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) Python
3 4 (66.67%) Ruby
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (50.00%) C
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (33.33%) JMeter
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (16.67%) Hudson

Rational Functional Tester
Top Related 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:

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