Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Lead was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Automation Leader
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 - 99
Rank change year-on-year - +99 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Lead 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.14% - 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Bristol median daily rate £438 - £400
South West median daily rate £488 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 2,031 1,802 1,483
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 94.89% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,434 1,190 1,016
Bristol median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £225 £226
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 62 79
Bristol median hourly rate £36.25 £17.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -28.57% +32.43%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.75 £12.55
90th Percentile £60.63 £57.88 £49.05
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -10.91% -11.29%

Automation Test Lead
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Automation Test Lead in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Lead in Bristol

Automation Test Lead
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Test Lead in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Lead in Bristol

Automation Test Lead Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, Automation Test Lead contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring Automation Test Lead in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Slack
3 1 (33.33%) BrowserStack
3 1 (33.33%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (33.33%) Taurus
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) Protractor
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
3 1 (33.33%) Kibana
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) C++

Automation Test Lead Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) BrowserStack
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Sauce Labs
1 1 (33.33%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Protractor
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft