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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Karma Test Runner (formerly Testacular)
Rank 534 566 -
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 66 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.029% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.89% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 56 12 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £580 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 - -
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
7436 6024 5944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.64% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5098 3876 3531
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 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 145 240
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 £26.15 £18.90 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £46.50
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 28 November 2014.

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 24 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 28 November 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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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 -7 60 £423 -27.15% 25
London +43 51 £421 -27.37% 19
City of London +36 11 £423 - 8
East of England - 5 £305 -
South East - 3 £438 - 6
Cambridge - 2 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £400 -
South West - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Chester - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 2

Karma Test Runner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 82 (70.69%) Jasmine
2 80 (68.97%) AngularJS
3 77 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (63.79%) JavaScript
5 73 (62.93%) TDD
6 71 (61.21%) HTML
7 67 (57.76%) HTML5
8 64 (55.17%) CSS
9 51 (43.97%) Git (software)
10 48 (41.38%) jQuery
11 44 (37.93%) Node.js
12 42 (36.21%) Grunt
13 40 (34.48%) Linux
14 35 (30.17%) CSS3
15 32 (27.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 32 (27.59%) MySQL
15 32 (27.59%) PostgreSQL
16 30 (25.86%) Scrum
17 29 (25.00%) OO
17 29 (25.00%) Backbone.js
17 29 (25.00%) Cucumber
18 26 (22.41%) Digital Media
19 25 (21.55%) REST
20 23 (19.83%) Python
20 23 (19.83%) Bower
21 22 (18.97%) Games
22 21 (18.10%) Apache
22 21 (18.10%) Django
22 21 (18.10%) Amazon Redshift
22 21 (18.10%) Opscode Chef

Karma Test Runner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 44 (37.93%) Node.js
2 21 (18.10%) Apache
3 10 (8.62%) Confluence
4 1 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.86%) CMS
4 1 (0.86%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Photoshop
1 10 (8.62%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.62%) GitHub
1 10 (8.62%) Heroku
1 10 (8.62%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.62%) SSH
2 7 (6.03%) HTTP
3 3 (2.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (27.59%) MySQL
1 32 (27.59%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (18.10%) Amazon Redshift
3 11 (9.48%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.59%) KDB
5 1 (0.86%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 82 (70.69%) Jasmine
2 51 (43.97%) Git (software)
3 42 (36.21%) Grunt
4 29 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 23 (19.83%) Bower
6 17 (14.66%) Selenium
7 14 (12.07%) Subversion
8 13 (11.21%) JIRA
9 12 (10.34%) Yeoman
10 11 (9.48%) Mocha
10 11 (9.48%) Jenkins
11 10 (8.62%) RSpec
11 10 (8.62%) WebDriver
11 10 (8.62%) Sinon.JS
11 10 (8.62%) Sublime Text
12 9 (7.76%) Calabash
13 8 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (6.03%) QUnit
15 6 (5.17%) Spock
16 5 (4.31%) CodeNarc
General
1 22 (18.97%) Games
2 6 (5.17%) Finance
3 3 (2.59%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.59%) Front Office
3 3 (2.59%) Publishing
4 2 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (78.45%) Developer
2 24 (20.69%) JavaScript Developer
3 23 (19.83%) Front-End Developer
4 20 (17.24%) Web Developer
5 19 (16.38%) Python Developer
6 14 (12.07%) Python/Django Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Front-End Web Developer
8 5 (4.31%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.31%) Quality Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Ruby Developer
10 3 (2.59%) Quality Analyst
10 3 (2.59%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.59%) Lead Developer
11 2 (1.72%) QA Automation Engineer
11 2 (1.72%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 2 (1.72%) Test Analyst
11 2 (1.72%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (68.97%) AngularJS
2 71 (61.21%) HTML
3 67 (57.76%) HTML5
4 64 (55.17%) CSS
5 48 (41.38%) jQuery
6 35 (30.17%) CSS3
7 32 (27.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 29 (25.00%) Backbone.js
9 25 (21.55%) REST
10 21 (18.10%) Django
10 21 (18.10%) Gherkin
11 20 (17.24%) Sass
12 15 (12.93%) D3.js
13 14 (12.07%) LESS
14 13 (11.21%) JSON
14 13 (11.21%) RESTful
15 10 (8.62%) Ruby on Rails
16 9 (7.76%) .NET
16 9 (7.76%) Web Services
17 8 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.41%) Digital Media
2 18 (15.52%) User Experience
3 14 (12.07%) Visualisation
4 6 (5.17%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (5.17%) Open Source
5 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.59%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.59%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.86%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 40 (34.48%) Linux
2 10 (8.62%) Apple iOS
2 10 (8.62%) Mac OS
3 4 (3.45%) UNIX
4 2 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (62.93%) TDD
3 30 (25.86%) Scrum
4 29 (25.00%) OO
5 16 (13.79%) Web Development
5 16 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (12.93%) BDD
7 13 (11.21%) Software Engineering
7 13 (11.21%) Unit Testing
8 11 (9.48%) MVC
9 8 (6.90%) Test Scripting
10 7 (6.03%) Load Testing
10 7 (6.03%) Workflow
10 7 (6.03%) Progressive Enhancement
10 7 (6.03%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (6.03%) Web Application Development
11 6 (5.17%) Analytics
11 6 (5.17%) Automation Testing
11 6 (5.17%) DevOps
11 6 (5.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 74 (63.79%) JavaScript
2 23 (19.83%) Python
3 15 (12.93%) Ruby
4 12 (10.34%) Java
5 10 (8.62%) PHP
6 8 (6.90%) Scala
7 6 (5.17%) C#
8 3 (2.59%) C++
8 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.72%) SQL
9 2 (1.72%) ECMAScript
9 2 (1.72%) Groovy
10 1 (0.86%) Perl
10 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
1 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (18.10%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.31%) Google
2 1 (0.86%) Sitecore
2 1 (0.86%) Adobe
2 1 (0.86%) Sencha
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