The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 71 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.43% 0.43% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £225
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
865 634 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.72% 90.70% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 431 399
Average daily rate £385 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 51
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) PHP
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) RESTful
5 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (25.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (12.50%) Behat

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (12.50%) Behat
4 1 (12.50%) TestNG
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
4 1 (12.50%) JUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle