The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bristol region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 70 - 76
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.13% - 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.16% -
Automation Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
720 783 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 95.11% 95.96% 96.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 566 670
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 50
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bristol region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the Bristol region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) TestComplete
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 3 (60.00%) VB
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Ranorex
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Sahi
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) WATIR

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) TestComplete
2 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Ranorex
4 1 (20.00%) Sahi
4 1 (20.00%) WATIR
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) VB
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA