The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational Functional Tester
UK
Rank 596 624 617
Rank change year-on-year +28 -7  
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.039% 0.052% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £475 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -9.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £325 -
% change year-on-year +46.15% -  
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7755 7671 6891
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.34% 14.52% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5219 5093 4404
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 185 133
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £29.00
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Rational Functional Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Functional Tester in the UK

Rational Functional Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Functional Tester in the UK

Rational Functional Tester
Top 3 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 23 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
England +37 3 £475 -
Gloucestershire +4 3 £475 -
South West +4 3 £475 -

Rational Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 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 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