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 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 647 633
Rank change year-on-year +42 -14  
Contract jobs citing Rational Functional Tester 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.014%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.024% 0.049% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Median daily rate £363 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +20.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £438 £400
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8255 8238 7480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.56% 15.52% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5637 5677 4940
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 125 128
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.75 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Functional Tester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Functional Tester in the UK

Rational Functional Tester
Top 5 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 26 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
England +32 2 £363 -17.14% 2
London -7 1 £363 - 2
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

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 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 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