The table below looks at the statistics for Karma Test Runner skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Karma Test Runner over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Karma Test Runner (formerly Testacular)
Rank 536 552 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 47 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.002% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.68% 0.017% -
Number of daily rates quoted 40 1 0
Average daily rate
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£405 £580 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6956 5731 5279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.63% 11.90% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4711 3622 3276
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Karma Test Runner
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Karma Test Runner within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Karma Test Runner Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Karma Test Runner
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner within the UK.

Karma Test Runner Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Karma Test Runner
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Karma Test Runner within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Karma Test Runner Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Karma Test Runner
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Karma Test Runner within the UK.

Karma Test Runner Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Karma Test Runner
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Karma Test Runner within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 44 £405 -30.17% 15
London +23 29 £450 -22.41% 10
City of London - 10 £375 - 7
South East - 5 £438 - 2
East of England - 5 £269 -
Scotland - 2 £313 - 1
North West - 1 £358 - 2
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Edinburgh - 1 £313 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 £358 - 1
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Bermondsey - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
South West - - - -

Karma Test Runner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Karma Test Runner also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Karma Test Runner.

1 85 (73.91%) Jasmine
2 78 (67.83%) AngularJS
3 72 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (60.87%) TDD
5 67 (58.26%) JavaScript
6 57 (49.57%) HTML
7 52 (45.22%) HTML5
8 50 (43.48%) CSS
9 48 (41.74%) Node.js
10 45 (39.13%) Grunt
11 44 (38.26%) Git (software)
12 37 (32.17%) jQuery
13 31 (26.96%) CSS3
14 29 (25.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 29 (25.22%) Linux
15 25 (21.74%) Scrum
16 24 (20.87%) REST
17 23 (20.00%) Digital Media
17 23 (20.00%) OO
18 22 (19.13%) PostgreSQL
18 22 (19.13%) Sass
19 21 (18.26%) Backbone.js
19 21 (18.26%) Cucumber
19 21 (18.26%) Web Development
19 21 (18.26%) Games
19 21 (18.26%) Python
19 21 (18.26%) MySQL
20 19 (16.52%) .NET
20 19 (16.52%) MVC
20 19 (16.52%) Apache

Karma Test Runner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Karma Test Runner also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Karma Test Runner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 48 (41.74%) Node.js
2 19 (16.52%) Apache
3 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.74%) Confluence
4 1 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.87%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.87%) CMS
4 1 (0.87%) SAS
4 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.87%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) SaaS
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.87%) Heroku
2 1 (0.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) HTTP
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.87%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.13%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (18.26%) MySQL
3 19 (16.52%) Amazon Redshift
4 6 (5.22%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.74%) KDB
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.87%) Voldemort
7 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (73.91%) Jasmine
2 45 (39.13%) Grunt
3 44 (38.26%) Git (software)
4 21 (18.26%) Cucumber
5 17 (14.78%) Selenium
5 17 (14.78%) Bower
6 13 (11.30%) Jenkins
7 12 (10.43%) QUnit
7 12 (10.43%) Mocha
8 11 (9.57%) Sinon.JS
9 10 (8.70%) Calabash
9 10 (8.70%) WebDriver
10 8 (6.96%) Subversion
11 6 (5.22%) NUnit
11 6 (5.22%) Spock
12 5 (4.35%) MSTest
12 5 (4.35%) Cobertura
12 5 (4.35%) CodeNarc
13 4 (3.48%) JIRA
13 4 (3.48%) Xcode
General
1 21 (18.26%) Games
2 5 (4.35%) Retail
3 4 (3.48%) Front Office
4 3 (2.61%) Finance
4 3 (2.61%) Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.87%) Back Office
6 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (80.87%) Developer
2 25 (21.74%) JavaScript Developer
3 24 (20.87%) Front-End Developer
4 18 (15.65%) Python Developer
4 18 (15.65%) Web Developer
5 13 (11.30%) Python/Django Developer
6 7 (6.09%) Analyst
7 6 (5.22%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Front-End Web Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Quality Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Quality Analyst
10 3 (2.61%) Test Engineer
11 2 (1.74%) Test Specialist
11 2 (1.74%) PHP Developer
11 2 (1.74%) QA Engineer
11 2 (1.74%) Tester
11 2 (1.74%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (67.83%) AngularJS
2 57 (49.57%) HTML
3 52 (45.22%) HTML5
4 50 (43.48%) CSS
5 37 (32.17%) jQuery
6 31 (26.96%) CSS3
7 29 (25.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 24 (20.87%) REST
9 22 (19.13%) Sass
10 21 (18.26%) Backbone.js
11 19 (16.52%) .NET
11 19 (16.52%) Django
11 19 (16.52%) Gherkin
12 18 (15.65%) D3.js
13 15 (13.04%) LESS
14 13 (11.30%) JSON
15 9 (7.83%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (7.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 8 (6.96%) SOAP
16 8 (6.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.00%) Digital Media
2 17 (14.78%) User Experience
3 7 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.22%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (5.22%) Visualisation
4 6 (5.22%) Open Source
5 5 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.48%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.61%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.22%) Linux
2 11 (9.57%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.35%) CoreOS
4 3 (2.61%) UNIX
5 2 (1.74%) Android
6 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (60.87%) TDD
3 25 (21.74%) Scrum
4 23 (20.00%) OO
5 21 (18.26%) Web Development
6 19 (16.52%) MVC
6 19 (16.52%) BDD
7 17 (14.78%) E-Commerce
7 17 (14.78%) Unit Testing
8 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (11.30%) Software Engineering
10 10 (8.70%) Web Application Development
11 9 (7.83%) Web Design
12 8 (6.96%) Test Scripting
12 8 (6.96%) Progressive Enhancement
13 7 (6.09%) Test Automation
13 7 (6.09%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (6.09%) Automation Testing
13 7 (6.09%) Workflow
13 7 (6.09%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (58.26%) JavaScript
2 21 (18.26%) Python
3 12 (10.43%) Java
3 12 (10.43%) C#
4 11 (9.57%) PHP
5 8 (6.96%) Scala
6 6 (5.22%) Ruby
7 5 (4.35%) SQL
8 3 (2.61%) ECMAScript
9 2 (1.74%) PHP5
9 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.74%) C++
9 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.74%) Groovy
10 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (1.74%) Degree
2 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (16.52%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.35%) Google
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.87%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle
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