Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 540 506 579
Rank change year-on-year -34 +73 +57
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 120 138 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.23% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% 1.52% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 89 38
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% - -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £306
90th Percentile £525 £525 £491
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
UK median hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -4.38% - -

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 10,624 9,053 8,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.40% 17.63% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,717 5,824 5,277
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £569 £531
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 214 226
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.63 £44.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.85% +8.64% +1.25%
10th Percentile £32.56 £29.00 £21.13
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.30 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +6.10% +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -22 42 £441 +20.89% 7
Midlands +23 29 £365 -11.62% 2
West Midlands +6 23 £405 +8.00% 2
North of England -19 20 £435 +8.75% 8
East of England -8 19 £325 -13.33% 4
North West -2 11 £450 +10.09% 4
North East - 8 £390 -
East Midlands +5 6 £365 -11.62%
South West -35 6 £450 -5.26% 3
Scotland +3 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire -23 1 £435 +12.99% 4
Karma Test Runner
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 104 (86.67%) AngularJS
2 98 (81.67%) JavaScript
3 95 (79.17%) CSS
4 93 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (72.50%) Git (software)
6 84 (70.00%) HTML
7 77 (64.17%) Node.js
8 75 (62.50%) gulp
9 71 (59.17%) Java
10 67 (55.83%) jQuery
11 65 (54.17%) HTML5
12 64 (53.33%) Test Automation
12 64 (53.33%) Selenium
13 62 (51.67%) Cucumber
14 61 (50.83%) Grunt
15 58 (48.33%) Jasmine
16 57 (47.50%) Jenkins
16 57 (47.50%) C#
17 56 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
18 55 (45.83%) Microservices
19 52 (43.33%) DevOps
19 52 (43.33%) MongoDB
19 52 (43.33%) Linux
19 52 (43.33%) Ruby
20 51 (42.50%) Analytics
21 50 (41.67%) Gherkin
21 50 (41.67%) Python
22 49 (40.83%) Windows
22 49 (40.83%) Groovy
22 49 (40.83%) nginx

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 49 (40.83%) nginx
2 45 (37.50%) Tomcat
3 30 (25.00%) Apache
3 30 (25.00%) JBoss
3 30 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.33%) Liferay
5 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.67%) CMS
6 2 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (5.00%) Photoshop
3 4 (3.33%) InVision
4 2 (1.67%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 48 (40.00%) GitHub
1 48 (40.00%) Google Analytics
2 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (12.50%) npm
4 6 (5.00%) BrowserStack
5 4 (3.33%) iPaaS
5 4 (3.33%) Yarn
6 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.50%) TestFlight
7 2 (1.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (37.50%) HTTP
1 45 (37.50%) SSL
1 45 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (43.33%) MongoDB
2 45 (37.50%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.17%) MySQL
6 4 (3.33%) Redis
6 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.50%) Big Data
8 2 (1.67%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.67%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 87 (72.50%) Git (software)
2 75 (62.50%) gulp
3 64 (53.33%) Selenium
4 62 (51.67%) Cucumber
5 61 (50.83%) Grunt
6 58 (48.33%) Jasmine
7 57 (47.50%) Jenkins
8 48 (40.00%) IntelliJ
8 48 (40.00%) Sublime Text
9 45 (37.50%) Ant
9 45 (37.50%) Gatling
10 41 (34.17%) JUnit
11 30 (25.00%) Eclipse
12 28 (23.33%) Protractor
13 25 (20.83%) Mocha
14 19 (15.83%) Bitbucket
14 19 (15.83%) webpack
15 14 (11.67%) Bower
16 12 (10.00%) JIRA
17 9 (7.50%) Maven
General
1 10 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Retail
3 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 89 (74.17%) Developer
2 21 (17.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 18 (15.00%) Software Engineer
4 12 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.50%) Angular Developer
6 9 (7.50%) Scala Developer
7 8 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (6.67%) UI Developer
8 6 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.17%) React 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%) Test Development Engineer
11 3 (2.50%) Designer
11 3 (2.50%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (86.67%) AngularJS
2 95 (79.17%) CSS
3 84 (70.00%) HTML
4 77 (64.17%) Node.js
5 67 (55.83%) jQuery
6 65 (54.17%) HTML5
7 50 (41.67%) Gherkin
8 46 (38.33%) REST
9 45 (37.50%) Servlets
10 40 (33.33%) Spring
11 37 (30.83%) Sass
12 34 (28.33%) XML
13 33 (27.50%) Play Framework
14 32 (26.67%) J2SE
15 31 (25.83%) SOAP
16 30 (25.00%) EJB
16 30 (25.00%) Hibernate
16 30 (25.00%) J2EE
16 30 (25.00%) JSON
17 26 (21.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.17%) User Experience
2 9 (7.50%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.83%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.33%) Fintech
4 4 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.33%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.67%) Vector Graphics
5 2 (1.67%) W3C
6 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (43.33%) Linux
2 49 (40.83%) Windows
3 48 (40.00%) Ubuntu
4 30 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 56 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (45.83%) Microservices
5 52 (43.33%) DevOps
6 51 (42.50%) Analytics
7 47 (39.17%) Open Source
8 45 (37.50%) Configuration Management
8 45 (37.50%) Lean Software Development
9 36 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 30 (25.00%) Front End Development
11 24 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (19.17%) TDD
13 22 (18.33%) Software Engineering
14 19 (15.83%) BDD
15 18 (15.00%) MVC
15 18 (15.00%) Web Development
16 15 (12.50%) Test Strategy
17 14 (11.67%) Scrum
18 12 (10.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 98 (81.67%) JavaScript
2 71 (59.17%) Java
3 57 (47.50%) C#
4 52 (43.33%) Ruby
5 50 (41.67%) Python
6 49 (40.83%) Groovy
7 45 (37.50%) Haskell
7 45 (37.50%) Perl
8 44 (36.67%) SQL
9 35 (29.17%) Scala
10 20 (16.67%) ES6
11 16 (13.33%) TypeScript
12 6 (5.00%) VB.NET
13 5 (4.17%) Apple Swift
13 5 (4.17%) Objective-C
14 4 (3.33%) Bash Shell
14 4 (3.33%) PHP
14 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
15 3 (2.50%) CoffeeScript
16 2 (1.67%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (8.33%) Degree
2 6 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) PMO
2 1 (0.83%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (35.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 48 (40.00%) Grafana
1 48 (40.00%) Kibana
2 47 (39.17%) Puppet
3 4 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.50%) Graphite
5 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 48 (40.00%) Google
2 32 (26.67%) Adobe
3 22 (18.33%) webMethods
4 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 13 (10.83%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 7 (5.83%) Oracle
7 2 (1.67%) IBM
7 2 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.67%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.67%) Tableau
8 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.83%) hybris
8 1 (0.83%) Xerox