Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 105 104
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.36% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Bristol median daily rate £356 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £288 £400 £345
90th Percentile £450 £400 £435
South West median daily rate £366 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -8.50% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £28.00

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 1847 1630 1655
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.99% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1156 1217
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £239
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 81 85
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +53.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £51.95 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
3 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (42.86%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) TestNG
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) E-business
4 2 (28.57%) API Testing
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) BrowserStack
5 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria

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 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) BrowserStack
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Extranet
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
1 1 (14.29%) PuTTY
1 1 (14.29%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) TestNG
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Ant
4 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 1 (14.29%) Toad
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 2 (28.57%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) E-business
3 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Microservices
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) F#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) VMware