The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 139 142
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.067% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.48% 0.23%
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 the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 462 417 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.92% 13.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 285 283
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.45 £37.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% +12.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £32.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £43.00 £45.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Rational Functional Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Rational Functional Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Functional Tester in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West 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 the South West 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