The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £399 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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.

Automation Tester
South West / Bristol
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 - 64
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.35% - 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% - 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Median daily rate £399 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 - £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 812 830 871
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.98% 97.30% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 589 643
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 37
Median hourly rate £31.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.10 £37.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Bristol

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Selenium
3 9 (69.23%) BDD
3 9 (69.23%) Java
4 8 (61.54%) Scrum
5 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
5 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
6 6 (46.15%) Web Services
7 5 (38.46%) SQL
7 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
8 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (30.77%) Build Automation
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
8 4 (30.77%) SOAP
8 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
8 4 (30.77%) HP UFT
8 4 (30.77%) REST
8 4 (30.77%) DevOps
9 3 (23.08%) SDET
9 3 (23.08%) C#
9 3 (23.08%) Banking
10 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (15.38%) vSphere
10 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
10 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
10 2 (15.38%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (15.38%) SoapUI

Automation Tester 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 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) PuTTY
1 2 (15.38%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
2 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
3 4 (30.77%) HP UFT
4 2 (15.38%) Ant
4 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
4 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (15.38%) IntelliJ
4 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (15.38%) Robot Framework
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
4 2 (15.38%) TestComplete
4 2 (15.38%) TestNG
4 2 (15.38%) Toad
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) REST
2 4 (30.77%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) BDD
4 8 (61.54%) Scrum
5 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
6 4 (30.77%) Build Automation
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) DevOps
6 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
7 3 (23.08%) SDET
8 2 (15.38%) API Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
8 2 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 2 (15.38%) SDLC
8 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) F#
4 2 (15.38%) VB
4 2 (15.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
1 2 (15.38%) VMware