The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 26 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 50 50
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire - 0.42% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.38% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £438 £400
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 65 84 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 19.70% 17.76% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 70 54
Median daily rate £363 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 £43.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £42.75 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £44.75 £43.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Rational Functional Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Rational Functional Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Functional Tester in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Rational Functional Tester.

1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing

Rational Functional Tester
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared