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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Karma Test Runner (formerly Testacular)
Rank 549 557 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 51 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.034% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.71% 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -
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
7162 6249 6473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.71% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4574 4010 3701
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 135 224
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £54.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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 27 August 2014.

Karma Test Runner Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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 +18 51 £413 -13.15% 6
London +19 36 £419 -47.65% 6
Swindon - 8 £350 -
Wiltshire - 8 £350 -
South West - 8 £350 -
City of London +22 3 £425 -10.52% 3
South East - 3 £375 -
East of England - 2 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £375 -
Cambridge - 2 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Chester - - - -
Derby - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Scotland - - - - 4

Karma Test Runner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 60 (86.96%) JavaScript
2 55 (79.71%) AngularJS
3 49 (71.01%) HTML
4 47 (68.12%) Jasmine
5 46 (66.67%) HTML5
6 45 (65.22%) TDD
7 44 (63.77%) CSS
8 34 (49.28%) jQuery
9 28 (40.58%) Scrum
9 28 (40.58%) CSS3
9 28 (40.58%) Grunt
10 25 (36.23%) Linux
11 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (33.33%) Node.js
12 22 (31.88%) Git (software)
13 21 (30.43%) OO
14 18 (26.09%) MySQL
14 18 (26.09%) Bower
15 17 (24.64%) PostgreSQL
15 17 (24.64%) Adobe Illustrator
16 16 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (23.19%) Responsive Web Design
17 15 (21.74%) Backbone.js
17 15 (21.74%) Cucumber
18 14 (20.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 14 (20.29%) RESTful
18 14 (20.29%) Ruby
19 12 (17.39%) Jenkins
19 12 (17.39%) Yeoman
20 11 (15.94%) MongoDB

Karma Test Runner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 23 (33.33%) Node.js
2 8 (11.59%) Confluence
3 7 (10.14%) Apache
4 3 (4.35%) CMS
4 3 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Adobe Illustrator
2 10 (14.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) Amazon S3
1 10 (14.49%) Heroku
1 10 (14.49%) GitHub
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) SSH
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.09%) MySQL
2 17 (24.64%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (15.94%) MongoDB
4 7 (10.14%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (4.35%) KDB
6 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (68.12%) Jasmine
2 28 (40.58%) Grunt
3 22 (31.88%) Git (software)
4 18 (26.09%) Bower
5 15 (21.74%) Cucumber
6 12 (17.39%) Yeoman
6 12 (17.39%) Jenkins
7 11 (15.94%) RSpec
7 11 (15.94%) Subversion
8 10 (14.49%) JIRA
8 10 (14.49%) Mocha
8 10 (14.49%) Sublime Text
9 8 (11.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (8.70%) Selenium
11 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
12 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
12 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
13 2 (2.90%) Capybara
13 2 (2.90%) WebStorm
General
1 7 (10.14%) Games
2 6 (8.70%) Back Office
2 6 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.90%) Publishing
5 1 (1.45%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 52 (75.36%) Developer
2 17 (24.64%) Front-End Developer
3 13 (18.84%) Web Developer
4 11 (15.94%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Python/Django Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Python Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Quality Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (1.45%) Principle Engineer
8 1 (1.45%) Programmer
8 1 (1.45%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (1.45%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.45%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.45%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (1.45%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (1.45%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (79.71%) AngularJS
2 49 (71.01%) HTML
3 46 (66.67%) HTML5
4 44 (63.77%) CSS
5 34 (49.28%) jQuery
6 28 (40.58%) CSS3
7 15 (21.74%) Backbone.js
8 14 (20.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (20.29%) RESTful
9 11 (15.94%) Sass
10 10 (14.49%) Ruby on Rails
11 9 (13.04%) JSON
12 8 (11.59%) XHTML
12 8 (11.59%) Gherkin
13 7 (10.14%) .NET
13 7 (10.14%) Django
13 7 (10.14%) REST
14 6 (8.70%) DOM
14 6 (8.70%) Ajax
15 5 (7.25%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Visualisation
2 9 (13.04%) Open Source
3 7 (10.14%) Digital Media
4 6 (8.70%) Animation
5 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.45%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.45%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Linux
2 10 (14.49%) Mac OS
3 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.80%) UNIX
4 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (65.22%) TDD
2 28 (40.58%) Scrum
3 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (30.43%) OO
5 16 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (23.19%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (14.49%) BDD
7 9 (13.04%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 8 (11.59%) Web Development
8 8 (11.59%) MVC
9 7 (10.14%) Workflow
10 6 (8.70%) Web Application Development
11 5 (7.25%) DevOps
11 5 (7.25%) Load Testing
12 3 (4.35%) Automated Testing
12 3 (4.35%) OOP
12 3 (4.35%) Web Design
12 3 (4.35%) Analytics
12 3 (4.35%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 60 (86.96%) JavaScript
2 14 (20.29%) Ruby
3 10 (14.49%) Python
4 9 (13.04%) Java
5 6 (8.70%) C#
6 3 (4.35%) C++
6 3 (4.35%) PHP
6 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.90%) Groovy
7 2 (2.90%) VB
8 1 (1.45%) ECMAScript
8 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.45%) logstash
2 1 (1.45%) Kibana
2 1 (1.45%) Nagios
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Adobe
2 3 (4.35%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.45%) Sencha
3 1 (1.45%) Twitter
3 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.45%) Google