Period
to 10 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Karma Test Runner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Karma Test Runner over the 6 months to 10 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Karma Test Runner (formerly Testacular)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 513 566 509
Rank change year-on-year +53 -57 +113
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 83 116 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.19% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.16% 1.02% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 87
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £375 £313 £320
90th Percentile £527 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £435
% change year-on-year - +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.75% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.66% +3.75% -

Karma Test Runner is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7,141 11,367 9,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.20% 20.34% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,380 7,208 5,997
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £298
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 191 245
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £16.50 £30.00 £29.20
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £60.60
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.66%

Karma Test Runner
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Karma Test Runner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Karma Test Runner in the UK excluding London

Karma Test Runner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Karma Test Runner in the UK excluding London

Karma Test Runner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Karma Test Runner in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Karma Test Runner in the UK excluding London

Karma Test Runner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Karma Test Runner in the UK excluding London

Karma Test Runner
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Karma Test Runner within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 10 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +53 29 £475 +22.58% 3
East of England +45 22 £400 +23.08% 4
North of England +20 19 £484 +20.94% 5
Yorkshire +51 15 £493 +13.22% 2
South West +10 9 £450 +12.50% 1
West Midlands +24 4 £540 +34.16% 2
Midlands +22 4 £540 +47.83% 3
North West +11 4 £275 -26.67% 3
Karma Test Runner
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Karma Test Runner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Karma Test Runner.

1 74 (89.16%) AngularJS
2 66 (79.52%) JavaScript
2 66 (79.52%) CSS
3 62 (74.70%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (73.49%) HTML
5 59 (71.08%) Jasmine
6 49 (59.04%) Git (software)
7 48 (57.83%) Sass
8 46 (55.42%) Java
9 37 (44.58%) TDD
10 36 (43.37%) Grunt
11 35 (42.17%) LESS
11 35 (42.17%) Node.js
12 33 (39.76%) Unit Testing
13 32 (38.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 31 (37.35%) jQuery
15 30 (36.14%) HTML5
16 29 (34.94%) BDD
16 29 (34.94%) Jenkins
17 28 (33.73%) Front End Development
17 28 (33.73%) C#
18 27 (32.53%) Python
19 26 (31.33%) Problem-Solving
20 25 (30.12%) Responsive Web Design
20 25 (30.12%) Selenium
21 24 (28.92%) User Experience
22 22 (26.51%) TypeScript
23 21 (25.30%) Continuous Integration
23 21 (25.30%) Linux
24 20 (24.10%) Test Automation

Karma Test Runner
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (21.69%) CMS
1 18 (21.69%) WebSphere
2 16 (19.28%) Sitecore CMS
3 12 (14.46%) nginx
3 12 (14.46%) Tomcat
4 9 (10.84%) Apache
4 9 (10.84%) JBoss
4 9 (10.84%) WebLogic
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (3.61%) Confluence
6 3 (3.61%) Liferay
7 1 (1.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.61%) Adobe XD
3 3 (3.61%) InVision
3 3 (3.61%) Zeplin
4 2 (2.41%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 18 (21.69%) Magento
2 2 (2.41%) Shopify
3 1 (1.20%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.69%) GitHub
2 14 (16.87%) Azure
3 12 (14.46%) Google Analytics
3 12 (14.46%) npm
4 3 (3.61%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.41%) TestFlight
6 1 (1.20%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.46%) HTTP
1 12 (14.46%) SSL
1 12 (14.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.07%) MongoDB
1 15 (18.07%) NoSQL
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (71.08%) Jasmine
2 49 (59.04%) Git (software)
3 36 (43.37%) Grunt
4 29 (34.94%) Jenkins
5 25 (30.12%) Selenium
6 19 (22.89%) Protractor
7 16 (19.28%) Bower
7 16 (19.28%) gulp
8 15 (18.07%) Cucumber
9 12 (14.46%) Ant
9 12 (14.46%) Gatling
9 12 (14.46%) IntelliJ
9 12 (14.46%) Sublime Text
9 12 (14.46%) webpack
10 9 (10.84%) Eclipse
10 9 (10.84%) JUnit
10 9 (10.84%) Mocha
11 8 (9.64%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (8.43%) TeamCity
13 6 (7.23%) Cypress.io
General
1 17 (20.48%) Games
2 12 (14.46%) Finance
3 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.82%) Banking
5 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.61%) Publishing
6 2 (2.41%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.41%) Retail
7 1 (1.20%) Back Office
7 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (89.16%) Developer
2 28 (33.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 23 (27.71%) Angular Developer
4 15 (18.07%) React Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Magento Developer
6 9 (10.84%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (9.64%) Scala Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.02%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.82%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.61%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.61%) UI Developer
11 3 (3.61%) Web Developer
12 2 (2.41%) .NET Developer
12 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Developer
12 2 (2.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 2 (2.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 2 (2.41%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (89.16%) AngularJS
2 66 (79.52%) CSS
3 61 (73.49%) HTML
4 48 (57.83%) Sass
5 35 (42.17%) LESS
5 35 (42.17%) Node.js
6 32 (38.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 31 (37.35%) jQuery
8 30 (36.14%) HTML5
9 18 (21.69%) Semantic HTML
9 18 (21.69%) XHTML
10 17 (20.48%) Dojo
10 17 (20.48%) React
11 15 (18.07%) REST
12 14 (16.87%) .NET
12 14 (16.87%) Spring
13 13 (15.66%) JSON
14 12 (14.46%) Gherkin
14 12 (14.46%) Servlets
15 11 (13.25%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.92%) User Experience
2 18 (21.69%) W3C
3 16 (19.28%) Vector Graphics
4 6 (7.23%) Blog
5 5 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.61%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.61%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.30%) Linux
2 13 (15.66%) Unix
2 13 (15.66%) Windows
3 12 (14.46%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (74.70%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (44.58%) TDD
3 33 (39.76%) Unit Testing
4 29 (34.94%) BDD
5 28 (33.73%) Front End Development
6 26 (31.33%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (30.12%) Responsive Web Design
8 21 (25.30%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (24.10%) Test Automation
10 18 (21.69%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 18 (21.69%) DevOps
10 18 (21.69%) E-Commerce
10 18 (21.69%) Open Source
10 18 (21.69%) Sprint Planning
10 18 (21.69%) Wireframes
11 14 (16.87%) Microservices
12 12 (14.46%) Analytics
12 12 (14.46%) Configuration Management
12 12 (14.46%) Lean Software Development
13 9 (10.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (79.52%) JavaScript
2 46 (55.42%) Java
3 28 (33.73%) C#
4 27 (32.53%) Python
5 22 (26.51%) TypeScript
6 15 (18.07%) SQL
7 13 (15.66%) Perl
8 12 (14.46%) ES6
8 12 (14.46%) Groovy
8 12 (14.46%) Haskell
8 12 (14.46%) PHP
8 12 (14.46%) Ruby
8 12 (14.46%) Scala
9 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.61%) ES7
10 3 (3.61%) ES8
10 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.61%) VB
11 2 (2.41%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) Grafana
1 12 (14.46%) Kibana
1 12 (14.46%) Puppet
2 6 (7.23%) Ansible
3 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) SCCM
3 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) IBM
2 16 (19.28%) Sitecore
3 12 (14.46%) Adobe
3 12 (14.46%) Google
4 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
5 10 (12.05%) Oracle
6 9 (10.84%) webMethods
7 7 (8.43%) hybris
8 3 (3.61%) DevExpress
8 3 (3.61%) Infragistics
9 2 (2.41%) Red Hat