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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Karma Test Runner (formerly Testacular)
Rank 523 567 587
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +20
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 103 45 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.087% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.36% 0.64% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 38 1
Average daily rate £450 £425 £580
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -26.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 -
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
7597 7025 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.77% 13.57% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5056 4715 3786
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 127 130
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £25.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.89 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 10 February 2016.

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 25 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +57 102 £450 +5.88% 24
London +56 76 £475 +5.55% 18
South East +35 22 £325 -24.63% 4
City of London +41 14 £475 +26.66% 6
East Sussex - 11 - -
Brighton - 11 - -
Oxfordshire - 6 £325 - 3
Kent - 4 £356 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £363 - 1
South West - 3 £413 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £500 -
East Midlands - 2 £325 -
Nottingham - 2 £325 -
Croydon - 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £325 -
Berkshire +7 1 £325 -28.76%
Scotland -5 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 £325 -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 - 1
Oxford - 1 £413 - 1
Swindon - 1 £325 - 1
Cirencester - 1 £325 -
Gloucester - 1 £550 -
Tonbridge - 1 £260 -

Karma Test Runner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 167 (92.27%) JavaScript
2 148 (81.77%) Jasmine
3 140 (77.35%) AngularJS
4 125 (69.06%) HTML
5 124 (68.51%) Node.js
6 115 (63.54%) CSS
7 105 (58.01%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (55.25%) HTML5
9 96 (53.04%) TDD
10 83 (45.86%) jQuery
11 70 (38.67%) Git (software)
11 70 (38.67%) Grunt
12 66 (36.46%) Protractor
13 63 (34.81%) BDD
14 62 (34.25%) gulp
14 62 (34.25%) Sass
15 61 (33.70%) CSS3
16 60 (33.15%) Front End Development
17 50 (27.62%) MVC
18 47 (25.97%) Backbone.js
18 47 (25.97%) RESTful
19 43 (23.76%) Selenium
20 41 (22.65%) Unit Testing
21 40 (22.10%) Scrum
22 39 (21.55%) Web Services
23 38 (20.99%) REST
24 36 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
25 35 (19.34%) LESS
25 35 (19.34%) React
26 33 (18.23%) Mocha

Karma Test Runner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 124 (68.51%) Node.js
2 6 (3.31%) CMS
2 6 (3.31%) IIS
3 5 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.21%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.66%) Apache
6 2 (1.10%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.10%) Mule
6 2 (1.10%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.55%) Confluence
7 1 (0.55%) JBoss
7 1 (0.55%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (1.66%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.81%) GitHub
2 3 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
3 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.55%) PaaS
3 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.92%) HTTP
2 5 (2.76%) LDAP
3 4 (2.21%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.50%) MongoDB
2 14 (7.73%) NoSQL
2 14 (7.73%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (6.63%) MySQL
4 11 (6.08%) SQL Server
5 8 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (4.42%) Redis
6 6 (3.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (3.31%) CouchDB
6 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.21%) Big Data
7 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.10%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.10%) HBase
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.55%) Power BI
9 1 (0.55%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 148 (81.77%) Jasmine
2 70 (38.67%) Git (software)
2 70 (38.67%) Grunt
3 66 (36.46%) Protractor
4 62 (34.25%) gulp
5 43 (23.76%) Selenium
6 33 (18.23%) Mocha
7 29 (16.02%) Cucumber
8 27 (14.92%) QUnit
9 24 (13.26%) Sinon.JS
10 22 (12.15%) Bower
11 20 (11.05%) Jenkins
12 19 (10.50%) Visual Studio
13 14 (7.73%) JIRA
14 10 (5.52%) Eclipse
14 10 (5.52%) Gradle
14 10 (5.52%) Subversion
15 9 (4.97%) GitLab
15 9 (4.97%) PhantomJS
15 9 (4.97%) Sublime Text
General
1 16 (8.84%) Finance
2 15 (8.29%) Publishing
3 3 (1.66%) Electronics
3 3 (1.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.10%) Advertising
4 2 (1.10%) Front Office
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 161 (88.95%) Developer
2 93 (51.38%) JavaScript Developer
3 76 (41.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 51 (28.18%) Angular Developer
5 31 (17.13%) Node.js Developer
6 23 (12.71%) Senior Developer
6 23 (12.71%) Web Developer
7 18 (9.94%) HTML Developer
8 17 (9.39%) HTML CSS Developer
9 15 (8.29%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 15 (8.29%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 13 (7.18%) Test Engineer
11 10 (5.52%) UI Developer
12 9 (4.97%) C# Developer
13 8 (4.42%) Developer in Test
13 8 (4.42%) QA Engineer
13 8 (4.42%) QA Test Engineer
14 7 (3.87%) Senior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 6 (3.31%) Java Developer
15 6 (3.31%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (77.35%) AngularJS
2 125 (69.06%) HTML
3 115 (63.54%) CSS
4 100 (55.25%) HTML5
5 83 (45.86%) jQuery
6 62 (34.25%) Sass
7 61 (33.70%) CSS3
8 47 (25.97%) Backbone.js
8 47 (25.97%) RESTful
9 39 (21.55%) Web Services
10 38 (20.99%) REST
11 35 (19.34%) LESS
11 35 (19.34%) React
12 32 (17.68%) Ember.js
13 29 (16.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 27 (14.92%) RequireJS
15 25 (13.81%) .NET
16 23 (12.71%) ASP.NET Web API
17 22 (12.15%) ASP.NET
17 22 (12.15%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.81%) User Experience
2 7 (3.87%) iPad
3 6 (3.31%) W3C
4 5 (2.76%) IPTV
4 5 (2.76%) New Media
4 5 (2.76%) STB
5 3 (1.66%) Animation
5 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.10%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.10%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.55%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.55%) Blog
7 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.55%) Fintech
7 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.55%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.94%) Linux
2 7 (3.87%) Unix
3 6 (3.31%) CentOS
3 6 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (58.01%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (53.04%) TDD
3 63 (34.81%) BDD
4 60 (33.15%) Front End Development
5 50 (27.62%) MVC
6 41 (22.65%) Unit Testing
7 40 (22.10%) Scrum
8 36 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (17.68%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (13.26%) Pair Programming
11 23 (12.71%) OO
12 17 (9.39%) Open Source
13 15 (8.29%) E-Commerce
13 15 (8.29%) Mentoring
13 15 (8.29%) User Stories
14 14 (7.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (6.63%) Kanban
15 12 (6.63%) Progressive Enhancement
15 12 (6.63%) Web Development
16 11 (6.08%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 167 (92.27%) JavaScript
2 28 (15.47%) C#
3 26 (14.36%) ES6
4 21 (11.60%) Java
5 13 (7.18%) PHP
6 12 (6.63%) SQL
7 11 (6.08%) Scala
8 7 (3.87%) ECMAScript
8 7 (3.87%) Ruby
8 7 (3.87%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.31%) Python
10 3 (1.66%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.66%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.10%) Clojure
11 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.55%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.55%) C++
12 1 (0.55%) ClojureScript
12 1 (0.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (2.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.66%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.10%) Degree
4 1 (0.55%) ISEB
4 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.55%) MCSA
4 1 (0.55%) MCSE
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) SDET
2 1 (0.55%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (10.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.76%) Ansible
2 1 (0.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.55%) Kibana
2 1 (0.55%) logstash
2 1 (0.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (8.29%) Twitter
2 8 (4.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.87%) Facebook
4 1 (0.55%) Adobe
4 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.55%) Google
4 1 (0.55%) SAP
4 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.55%) Xamarin
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