Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 541 502 632
Rank change year-on-year -39 +130 +15
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 120 137 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.22% 0.26% 0.091%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.07% 1.46% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 83 29
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.13% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £539 £500 £495
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 11,163 9,370 8,908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.16% 17.54% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,085 6,010 5,618
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 255 233
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £27.35 £29.20 £25.22
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 13 November 2018. 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 -43 33 £388 +6.16% 10
North of England -12 32 £435 +2.05% 9
Midlands -8 31 £366 -9.91% 2
West Midlands -5 25 £400 -11.19% 2
North West +9 22 £425 +3.98% 9
East of England +7 18 £325 -7.14% 7
North East - 7 £390 -
East Midlands -2 6 £365 -6.52%
South West -36 4 £400 +23.08% 2
Yorkshire -17 3 £435 -1.69%
Scotland -19 2 - -
Karma Test Runner
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 98 (81.67%) JavaScript
2 96 (80.00%) AngularJS
3 86 (71.67%) CSS
4 85 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (63.33%) Node.js
6 72 (60.00%) HTML
7 70 (58.33%) Git (software)
8 66 (55.00%) gulp
9 65 (54.17%) Test Automation
10 57 (47.50%) jQuery
11 56 (46.67%) HTML5
11 56 (46.67%) Grunt
12 55 (45.83%) Java
13 54 (45.00%) Jasmine
14 52 (43.33%) Cucumber
14 52 (43.33%) Jenkins
14 52 (43.33%) Selenium
15 47 (39.17%) C#
16 46 (38.33%) Continuous Integration
17 43 (35.83%) Windows
18 42 (35.00%) Analytics
18 42 (35.00%) DevOps
19 41 (34.17%) Gherkin
19 41 (34.17%) GitHub
20 40 (33.33%) MongoDB
20 40 (33.33%) Open Source
20 40 (33.33%) Ruby
21 39 (32.50%) Google
21 39 (32.50%) Ubuntu
21 39 (32.50%) Google Analytics

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 37 (30.83%) nginx
2 36 (30.00%) Tomcat
3 19 (15.83%) Apache
4 18 (15.00%) JBoss
4 18 (15.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.33%) Liferay
6 2 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.83%) CMS
7 1 (0.83%) IIS
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (3.33%) Fireworks
2 4 (3.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 41 (34.17%) GitHub
2 39 (32.50%) Google Analytics
3 21 (17.50%) npm
4 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (8.33%) Yarn
6 6 (5.00%) BrowserStack
6 6 (5.00%) OpenShift
7 4 (3.33%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.83%) HTTP
2 36 (30.00%) SSL
2 36 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 36 (30.00%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.50%) Big Data
5 3 (2.50%) MySQL
6 2 (1.67%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.67%) Redis
6 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 70 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 66 (55.00%) gulp
3 56 (46.67%) Grunt
4 54 (45.00%) Jasmine
5 52 (43.33%) Cucumber
5 52 (43.33%) Jenkins
5 52 (43.33%) Selenium
6 39 (32.50%) IntelliJ
6 39 (32.50%) Sublime Text
7 36 (30.00%) Ant
7 36 (30.00%) Gatling
8 33 (27.50%) Mocha
9 32 (26.67%) Protractor
10 27 (22.50%) JUnit
11 21 (17.50%) webpack
12 19 (15.83%) Bitbucket
13 18 (15.00%) Eclipse
14 14 (11.67%) Bower
15 13 (10.83%) Axure RP
16 12 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 10 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Retail
3 2 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (74.17%) Developer
2 25 (20.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 16 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 15 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 15 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
5 13 (10.83%) Full Stack Developer
6 12 (10.00%) Angular Developer
7 10 (8.33%) UI Developer
8 8 (6.67%) React Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Scala Developer
10 4 (3.33%) Development Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 4 (3.33%) Software Development Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Test Development Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Test Engineer
11 3 (2.50%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.50%) Designer
11 3 (2.50%) HTML Developer
11 3 (2.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 86 (71.67%) CSS
3 76 (63.33%) Node.js
4 72 (60.00%) HTML
5 57 (47.50%) jQuery
6 56 (46.67%) HTML5
7 41 (34.17%) Gherkin
8 37 (30.83%) REST
9 36 (30.00%) Servlets
10 33 (27.50%) React
10 33 (27.50%) Sass
11 32 (26.67%) CSS3
12 25 (20.83%) Spring
13 22 (18.33%) XML
14 21 (17.50%) Chai
14 21 (17.50%) Play Framework
14 21 (17.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (16.67%) LESS
15 20 (16.67%) SOAP
16 19 (15.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.17%) User Experience
2 15 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.33%) Fintech
5 4 (3.33%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.33%) Reinsurance
6 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.83%) Animation
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (35.83%) Windows
2 39 (32.50%) Linux
2 39 (32.50%) Ubuntu
3 18 (15.00%) Unix
4 4 (3.33%) Android
4 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (54.17%) Test Automation
3 46 (38.33%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (35.00%) Analytics
4 42 (35.00%) DevOps
5 40 (33.33%) Open Source
6 39 (32.50%) Microservices
7 36 (30.00%) Configuration Management
7 36 (30.00%) Front End Development
8 32 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (18.33%) Software Engineering
10 19 (15.83%) TDD
11 18 (15.00%) Scrum
12 17 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (14.17%) Test Strategy
13 15 (12.50%) BDD
14 14 (11.67%) MVC
14 14 (11.67%) Unit Testing
15 12 (10.00%) Process Improvement
16 10 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 98 (81.67%) JavaScript
2 55 (45.83%) Java
3 47 (39.17%) C#
4 40 (33.33%) Ruby
5 39 (32.50%) Python
6 36 (30.00%) Groovy
6 36 (30.00%) Haskell
6 36 (30.00%) Perl
7 33 (27.50%) SQL
8 26 (21.67%) Scala
9 19 (15.83%) ES6
10 13 (10.83%) TypeScript
11 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.50%) CoffeeScript
12 3 (2.50%) ES7
12 3 (2.50%) ES8
13 2 (1.67%) JSX
13 2 (1.67%) PHP
14 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (9.17%) Degree
2 7 (5.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.67%) ISEB
3 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (24.17%) Docker
2 2 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (32.50%) Grafana
1 39 (32.50%) Kibana
2 36 (30.00%) Puppet
3 3 (2.50%) Graphite
4 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (32.50%) Google
2 24 (20.00%) Adobe
3 14 (11.67%) webMethods
4 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.00%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle
7 2 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.67%) Tableau
8 1 (0.83%) Apiary
8 1 (0.83%) IBM