The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
South West / Bristol
Rank 68 70 66
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.25% 0.22% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.27% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £244 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 639 733 661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.88% 82.17% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 525 483
Median daily rate £388 £375 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -5.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Bristol

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Testing in Bristol

Automation Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VBScript
1 2 (66.67%) VB
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) TestComplete
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (33.33%) SAP CO

Automation Testing
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP CO
1 1 (33.33%) SAP FI
1 1 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Financial Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VB
1 2 (66.67%) VBScript
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP