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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Karma Test Runner (formerly Testacular)
Rank 549 567 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 63 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.036% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.86% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 48 15 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 -
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £80.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 - -

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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -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 19 September 2014.

Karma Test Runner Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Karma Test Runner
Top 27 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 19 September 2014. 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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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 +34 62 £413 -28.26% 9
London +48 49 £413 -28.87% 7
Wiltshire - 8 £350 -
Swindon - 8 £350 -
South West - 8 £350 -
City of London +29 5 £450 -2.70%
South East - 2 £375 - 2
Scotland - 1 £275 -
East of England - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
Cambridge - 1 £450 -
Chester - - - -
Derby - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
North West - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1

Karma Test Runner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 62 (75.61%) JavaScript
2 61 (74.39%) Jasmine
2 61 (74.39%) AngularJS
3 56 (68.29%) TDD
4 55 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (65.85%) HTML
6 51 (62.20%) CSS
7 49 (59.76%) HTML5
8 45 (54.88%) jQuery
9 35 (42.68%) Linux
9 35 (42.68%) Grunt
10 32 (39.02%) CSS3
10 32 (39.02%) Git (software)
11 29 (35.37%) Node.js
12 28 (34.15%) Scrum
13 27 (32.93%) MySQL
14 26 (31.71%) PostgreSQL
15 22 (26.83%) Bower
16 20 (24.39%) OO
17 18 (21.95%) Digital Media
18 17 (20.73%) Backbone.js
18 17 (20.73%) Gherkin
18 17 (20.73%) Python
18 17 (20.73%) Adobe Illustrator
19 16 (19.51%) Games
19 16 (19.51%) Apache
19 16 (19.51%) Django
19 16 (19.51%) Responsive Web Design
19 16 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
19 16 (19.51%) Amazon Redshift

Karma Test Runner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 29 (35.37%) Node.js
2 16 (19.51%) Apache
3 8 (9.76%) Confluence
4 3 (3.66%) CMS
4 3 (3.66%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 17 (20.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 10 (12.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.20%) Amazon S3
1 10 (12.20%) Heroku
1 10 (12.20%) GitHub
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) SSH
2 2 (2.44%) Internet
2 2 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.93%) MySQL
2 26 (31.71%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (19.51%) Amazon Redshift
4 11 (13.41%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.66%) KDB
6 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 61 (74.39%) Jasmine
2 35 (42.68%) Grunt
3 32 (39.02%) Git (software)
4 22 (26.83%) Bower
5 14 (17.07%) Cucumber
6 13 (15.85%) Yeoman
7 12 (14.63%) Subversion
8 11 (13.41%) Mocha
8 11 (13.41%) RSpec
9 10 (12.20%) JIRA
9 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
9 10 (12.20%) Sublime Text
10 8 (9.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (6.10%) Selenium
12 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
12 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (3.66%) SpecFlow
13 2 (2.44%) Capybara
13 2 (2.44%) WebDriver
13 2 (2.44%) WATIR
General
1 16 (19.51%) Games
2 6 (7.32%) Back Office
2 6 (7.32%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Publishing
5 1 (1.22%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 66 (80.49%) Developer
2 19 (23.17%) Front-End Developer
3 16 (19.51%) JavaScript Developer
4 15 (18.29%) Web Developer
5 14 (17.07%) Python Developer
6 10 (12.20%) Python/Django Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Quality Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Ruby Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Quality Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Front-End Web Developer
11 1 (1.22%) Software Developer
11 1 (1.22%) Senior Developer
11 1 (1.22%) Programmer
11 1 (1.22%) Technical Engineer
11 1 (1.22%) HTML Developer
11 1 (1.22%) QA Analyst
11 1 (1.22%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 1 (1.22%) Interaction Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (74.39%) AngularJS
2 54 (65.85%) HTML
3 51 (62.20%) CSS
4 49 (59.76%) HTML5
5 45 (54.88%) jQuery
6 32 (39.02%) CSS3
7 17 (20.73%) Backbone.js
7 17 (20.73%) Gherkin
8 16 (19.51%) Django
9 15 (18.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (18.29%) RESTful
10 12 (14.63%) Sass
10 12 (14.63%) JSON
11 10 (12.20%) Ruby on Rails
11 10 (12.20%) .NET
11 10 (12.20%) REST
12 8 (9.76%) XHTML
13 7 (8.54%) XML
13 7 (8.54%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (7.32%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) Digital Media
2 14 (17.07%) Visualisation
3 10 (12.20%) Open Source
4 9 (10.98%) User Experience
5 6 (7.32%) Animation
5 6 (7.32%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.22%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.22%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (42.68%) Linux
2 10 (12.20%) Mac OS
3 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.88%) UNIX
5 1 (1.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (68.29%) TDD
2 55 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (34.15%) Scrum
4 20 (24.39%) OO
5 16 (19.51%) Responsive Web Design
6 15 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (13.41%) Web Development
7 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.20%) Workflow
9 9 (10.98%) MVC
9 9 (10.98%) Unit Testing
9 9 (10.98%) BDD
10 7 (8.54%) Web Application Development
11 6 (7.32%) Analytics
11 6 (7.32%) DevOps
11 6 (7.32%) Load Testing
12 3 (3.66%) OOP
12 3 (3.66%) Automated Testing
12 3 (3.66%) Web Design
12 3 (3.66%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 62 (75.61%) JavaScript
2 17 (20.73%) Python
3 12 (14.63%) Ruby
4 7 (8.54%) Java
5 6 (7.32%) C#
6 3 (3.66%) C++
6 3 (3.66%) PHP
6 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.22%) SQL
7 1 (1.22%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.22%) Nagios
2 1 (1.22%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) Kibana
2 1 (1.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Adobe
2 5 (6.10%) Google
3 3 (3.66%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.22%) Sencha
4 1 (1.22%) Twitter
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