Period
to 27 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Lead was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 124 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 - -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Lead 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.11% 0.15% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Bristol median daily rate £463 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% - -
South West median daily rate £463 £488 -
% change year-on-year -5.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 1,700 1,979 1,785
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 95.79% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,139 1,358 1,183
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £270 £250
90th Percentile £613 £575 £525
South West median daily rate £441 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.82% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 80 56
Bristol median hourly rate £32.50 £32.41 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.27% +85.21% -5.41%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.66 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.03 £46.88
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -9.09%

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 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Gatling
2 1 (50.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (50.00%) Commercial Awareness
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Gatling
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Commercial Awareness
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP