Period
to 25 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 September 2017 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 671 776
Rank change year-on-year +106 +105 +30
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 307 215 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.72% 1.26% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 150 94
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £569 £564 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £394
% change year-on-year +0.61% +4.13% +14.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17844 17121 15726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.17% 16.16% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12245 11642 10368
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £312 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 259 321
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% +1.33%
10th Percentile £30.00 £24.00 £22.00
90th Percentile £61.55 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £38.64
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.77% +3.03%

Karma Test Runner
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Karma Test Runner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Karma Test Runner in the UK

Karma Test Runner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Karma Test Runner in the UK

Karma Test Runner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Karma Test Runner over the 6 months to 25 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Karma Test Runner in the UK

Karma Test Runner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Karma Test Runner in the UK

Karma Test Runner
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 25 September 2017. 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
England +138 296 £450 +5.88% 25
London +38 180 £475 +11.76% 14
UK excluding London +104 124 £413 +0.61% 11
South East +64 56 £370 -17.78% 4
Midlands +42 26 £428 +36.80%
North of England +70 22 £450 +5.88% 5
East Midlands +8 20 £428 +36.80%
Yorkshire +47 13 £450 +2.27% 3
Scotland +4 10 £500 +33.33%
North West +32 8 £450 +5.88% 1
West Midlands +35 7 £494 -
East of England -3 7 £320 - 2
South West +11 3 £325 -35.00%
North East +65 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Karma Test Runner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Karma Test Runner.

1 243 (79.15%) JavaScript
2 218 (71.01%) AngularJS
3 207 (67.43%) Jasmine
4 203 (66.12%) CSS
5 201 (65.47%) HTML
6 181 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
7 171 (55.70%) HTML5
8 147 (47.88%) TDD
9 134 (43.65%) Git (software)
10 128 (41.69%) CSS3
11 127 (41.37%) Grunt
12 119 (38.76%) Front End Development
13 113 (36.81%) Protractor
14 110 (35.83%) Node.js
14 110 (35.83%) Mocha
15 109 (35.50%) gulp
16 104 (33.88%) Sass
17 103 (33.55%) React
18 91 (29.64%) npm
19 90 (29.32%) Java
20 82 (26.71%) Scrum
21 81 (26.38%) User Experience
21 81 (26.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 80 (26.06%) Test Automation
23 76 (24.76%) RESTful
24 73 (23.78%) Jenkins
25 72 (23.45%) jQuery
26 69 (22.48%) Angular 2
27 67 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
28 64 (20.85%) Web Services

Karma Test Runner
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 29 (9.45%) CMS
2 22 (7.17%) Confluence
3 12 (3.91%) EPiServer
3 12 (3.91%) JBoss
3 12 (3.91%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.61%) nginx
5 7 (2.28%) Apache
6 6 (1.95%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.63%) WordPress
8 4 (1.30%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.98%) Drupal
10 2 (0.65%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (7.49%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.65%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 91 (29.64%) npm
2 19 (6.19%) Yarn
3 18 (5.86%) OpenShift
4 14 (4.56%) GitHub
5 13 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (2.61%) Google Analytics
6 8 (2.61%) SaaS
7 7 (2.28%) Firebase
8 4 (1.30%) Trello
9 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.65%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.65%) Office 365
10 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.56%) Internet
2 13 (4.23%) HTTP
3 8 (2.61%) SSL
3 8 (2.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.38%) MongoDB
2 20 (6.51%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.56%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.28%) MySQL
5 6 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.63%) Big Data
6 5 (1.63%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.98%) SQLite
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.65%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.65%) HBase
8 2 (0.65%) Redis
9 1 (0.33%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 207 (67.43%) Jasmine
2 134 (43.65%) Git (software)
3 127 (41.37%) Grunt
4 113 (36.81%) Protractor
5 110 (35.83%) Mocha
6 109 (35.50%) gulp
7 73 (23.78%) Jenkins
8 58 (18.89%) webpack
9 50 (16.29%) Bower
10 49 (15.96%) Selenium
11 36 (11.73%) JIRA
12 27 (8.79%) Bitbucket
13 26 (8.47%) Sinon.JS
14 24 (7.82%) GitLab
14 24 (7.82%) JUnit
15 21 (6.84%) Subversion
15 21 (6.84%) WebDriver
16 20 (6.51%) Cucumber
16 20 (6.51%) TeamCity
17 18 (5.86%) Maven
General
1 59 (19.22%) Finance
2 23 (7.49%) Banking
3 13 (4.23%) Marketing
4 10 (3.26%) Retail
5 8 (2.61%) Corporate Banking
5 8 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.95%) Advertising
7 5 (1.63%) Electronics
7 5 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.98%) Games
10 2 (0.65%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.33%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.33%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 265 (86.32%) Developer
2 102 (33.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 85 (27.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 75 (24.43%) Angular Developer
5 36 (11.73%) UI Developer
6 31 (10.10%) HTML Developer
7 26 (8.47%) Full Stack Developer
8 25 (8.14%) Java Developer
8 25 (8.14%) Web Developer
9 24 (7.82%) Node.js Developer
9 24 (7.82%) Senior Developer
10 20 (6.51%) HTML CSS Developer
11 14 (4.56%) Tester
12 13 (4.23%) Architect
12 13 (4.23%) Automation Tester
13 11 (3.58%) Web UI Developer
14 10 (3.26%) QA Automation Tester
14 10 (3.26%) QA Tester
15 9 (2.93%) Software Engineer
16 8 (2.61%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (71.01%) AngularJS
2 203 (66.12%) CSS
3 201 (65.47%) HTML
4 171 (55.70%) HTML5
5 128 (41.69%) CSS3
6 110 (35.83%) Node.js
7 104 (33.88%) Sass
8 103 (33.55%) React
9 81 (26.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 76 (24.76%) RESTful
11 72 (23.45%) jQuery
12 69 (22.48%) Angular 2
13 64 (20.85%) Web Services
14 61 (19.87%) .NET
15 56 (18.24%) Chai
15 56 (18.24%) REST
16 45 (14.66%) SOAP
17 43 (14.01%) Redux
18 40 (13.03%) JSON
18 40 (13.03%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 81 (26.38%) User Experience
2 21 (6.84%) W3C
3 19 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.28%) Fintech
5 6 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.30%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.65%) Derivative
8 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.33%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.33%) Online Games
9 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.33%) Social Media
9 1 (0.33%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.21%) Linux
2 12 (3.91%) Windows
3 11 (3.58%) Unix
4 8 (2.61%) Android
4 8 (2.61%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.65%) CentOS
6 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (47.88%) TDD
3 119 (38.76%) Front End Development
4 82 (26.71%) Scrum
5 80 (26.06%) Test Automation
6 67 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (18.57%) BDD
8 55 (17.92%) Web Development
9 52 (16.94%) Responsive Web Design
10 43 (14.01%) MVC
10 43 (14.01%) OO
11 29 (9.45%) DevOps
11 29 (9.45%) SEO
12 28 (9.12%) Unit Testing
13 27 (8.79%) Progressive Enhancement
14 26 (8.47%) Wireframes
14 26 (8.47%) Workflow
15 25 (8.14%) SOLID
16 22 (7.17%) Analytics
16 22 (7.17%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 243 (79.15%) JavaScript
2 90 (29.32%) Java
3 43 (14.01%) TypeScript
4 41 (13.36%) C#
4 41 (13.36%) ES6
5 26 (8.47%) SQL
6 21 (6.84%) Python
7 14 (4.56%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.91%) PHP
8 12 (3.91%) Scala
8 12 (3.91%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.26%) Ruby
10 9 (2.93%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.93%) Groovy
11 8 (2.61%) ECMAScript
11 8 (2.61%) Haskell
11 8 (2.61%) Perl
12 6 (1.95%) C
13 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.33%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 16 (5.21%) Degree
1 16 (5.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.51%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) WCAG
3 3 (0.98%) WAI
4 2 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (5.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (4.56%) Puppet
2 12 (3.91%) Control-M
3 8 (2.61%) Grafana
3 8 (2.61%) Kibana
4 4 (1.30%) Ansible
4 4 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.65%) Rancher
6 1 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 31 (10.10%) Adobe
2 16 (5.21%) Google
3 15 (4.89%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.93%) IBM
5 6 (1.95%) webMethods
6 5 (1.63%) Oracle
6 5 (1.63%) SAP
6 5 (1.63%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.30%) Marketo
8 3 (0.98%) F5
9 2 (0.65%) Apple
9 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.65%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.33%) Apiary
10 1 (0.33%) Twitter