Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 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
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 576 611 709
Rank change year-on-year +35 +98 +47
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 304 220 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.64% 1.40% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 132 149
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £550 £538 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £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 18,547 15,687 15,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.41% 16.60% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,997 10,488 10,633
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 269 403
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.00 £21.99 £24.23
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £52.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 19 February 2018.

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 13 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 19 February 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
England +71 300 £425 - 63
London -33 153 £475 +11.76% 36
UK excluding London +70 147 £400 - 30
South East +56 84 £388 -20.63% 10
East of England -1 23 £400 -11.60% 2
North of England +42 17 £400 +8.47% 5
Midlands -6 12 £413 +24.53% 8
South West +14 10 £475 +46.15% 2
Yorkshire +11 10 £385 - 1
East Midlands +3 10 £413 +32.00% 6
North West +9 7 £409 +10.85% 3
West Midlands 0 2 £488 +23.81% 2
Scotland -26 2 £443 +7.27% 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 with a requirement for Karma Test Runner.

1 249 (81.91%) JavaScript
2 231 (75.99%) AngularJS
3 230 (75.66%) Agile Software Development
4 226 (74.34%) Jasmine
5 213 (70.07%) CSS
6 194 (63.82%) HTML
7 154 (50.66%) HTML5
8 139 (45.72%) TDD
9 135 (44.41%) Test Automation
9 135 (44.41%) Sass
10 112 (36.84%) Protractor
10 112 (36.84%) Git (software)
10 112 (36.84%) Mocha
11 108 (35.53%) Node.js
12 104 (34.21%) Java
13 100 (32.89%) React
14 94 (30.92%) gulp
15 90 (29.61%) Scrum
16 89 (29.28%) Front End Development
16 89 (29.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 86 (28.29%) npm
18 84 (27.63%) CSS3
19 78 (25.66%) jQuery
20 74 (24.34%) Continuous Integration
20 74 (24.34%) BDD
20 74 (24.34%) Grunt
21 70 (23.03%) ES6
22 67 (22.04%) Microservices
23 60 (19.74%) LESS
24 59 (19.41%) Jenkins

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 27 (8.88%) CMS
2 11 (3.62%) EPiServer
3 10 (3.29%) nginx
3 10 (3.29%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.96%) Apache
5 8 (2.63%) Confluence
6 7 (2.30%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.97%) JBoss
8 5 (1.64%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.32%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.66%) Liferay
12 1 (0.33%) Drupal
12 1 (0.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (1.64%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.33%) GIMP
2 1 (0.33%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 86 (28.29%) npm
2 26 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (6.91%) GitHub
5 12 (3.95%) Google Analytics
6 11 (3.62%) Yarn
7 10 (3.29%) OpenShift
8 8 (2.63%) SaaS
9 6 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.66%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.66%) Office 365
10 2 (0.66%) PaaS
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.92%) HTTP
2 16 (5.26%) Internet
3 11 (3.62%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.47%) MongoDB
2 27 (8.88%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (7.24%) NoSQL
4 19 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 18 (5.92%) MySQL
6 9 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.30%) Big Data
8 6 (1.97%) Neo4j
9 5 (1.64%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.64%) CouchDB
9 5 (1.64%) Riak
9 5 (1.64%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.32%) RavenDB
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.33%) Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 226 (74.34%) Jasmine
2 112 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 112 (36.84%) Mocha
2 112 (36.84%) Protractor
3 94 (30.92%) gulp
4 74 (24.34%) Grunt
5 59 (19.41%) Jenkins
6 56 (18.42%) webpack
7 54 (17.76%) Selenium
8 45 (14.80%) Bower
9 37 (12.17%) Cucumber
10 26 (8.55%) JIRA
11 20 (6.58%) JUnit
12 19 (6.25%) PhantomJS
13 18 (5.92%) Subversion
14 15 (4.93%) Maven
15 13 (4.28%) GitLab
15 13 (4.28%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (4.28%) TeamCity
16 12 (3.95%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (14.47%) Finance
2 19 (6.25%) Banking
3 6 (1.97%) Law
3 6 (1.97%) Marketing
3 6 (1.97%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.32%) Retail
5 2 (0.66%) Advertising
5 2 (0.66%) Games
6 1 (0.33%) Electronics
6 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 279 (91.78%) Developer
2 100 (32.89%) JavaScript Developer
3 83 (27.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 60 (19.74%) Angular Developer
5 46 (15.13%) Java Developer
6 39 (12.83%) Full Stack Developer
7 31 (10.20%) React Developer
8 21 (6.91%) Agile Developer
9 18 (5.92%) Node.js Developer
10 17 (5.59%) Senior Developer
11 16 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
12 12 (3.95%) Web Developer
13 11 (3.62%) AWS Developer
13 11 (3.62%) HTML Developer
14 10 (3.29%) Scala Developer
15 9 (2.96%) .NET Developer
15 9 (2.96%) J2EE Developer
15 9 (2.96%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 9 (2.96%) UI Developer
16 8 (2.63%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (75.99%) AngularJS
2 213 (70.07%) CSS
3 194 (63.82%) HTML
4 154 (50.66%) HTML5
5 135 (44.41%) Sass
6 108 (35.53%) Node.js
7 100 (32.89%) React
8 89 (29.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 84 (27.63%) CSS3
10 78 (25.66%) jQuery
11 60 (19.74%) LESS
12 54 (17.76%) RESTful
13 44 (14.47%) .NET
14 41 (13.49%) Web Services
15 39 (12.83%) REST
16 37 (12.17%) KnockoutJS
17 36 (11.84%) Backbone.js
17 36 (11.84%) JSON
18 35 (11.51%) Chai
19 30 (9.87%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 28 (9.21%) User Experience
3 15 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (4.61%) Fintech
5 9 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.32%) W3C
7 3 (0.99%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.99%) Vector Graphics
8 2 (0.66%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.66%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.33%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.33%) Animation
9 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.33%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.33%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.26%) Linux
2 14 (4.61%) Windows
3 10 (3.29%) Ubuntu
4 4 (1.32%) Unix
5 3 (0.99%) Android
5 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (75.66%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (45.72%) TDD
3 135 (44.41%) Test Automation
4 90 (29.61%) Scrum
5 89 (29.28%) Front End Development
6 74 (24.34%) BDD
6 74 (24.34%) Continuous Integration
7 67 (22.04%) Microservices
8 50 (16.45%) Unit Testing
9 49 (16.12%) MVC
10 42 (13.82%) Open Source
11 41 (13.49%) Web Development
12 40 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
13 36 (11.84%) Analytics
13 36 (11.84%) Software Engineering
14 30 (9.87%) CRM
14 30 (9.87%) DevOps
15 24 (7.89%) Asset Management
15 24 (7.89%) OO
15 24 (7.89%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 249 (81.91%) JavaScript
2 104 (34.21%) Java
3 70 (23.03%) ES6
4 52 (17.11%) TypeScript
5 44 (14.47%) C#
6 29 (9.54%) ES7
7 25 (8.22%) Python
8 20 (6.58%) SQL
9 18 (5.92%) Groovy
9 18 (5.92%) Ruby
10 16 (5.26%) Scala
11 13 (4.28%) PHP
12 12 (3.95%) Perl
13 10 (3.29%) C
13 10 (3.29%) Haskell
14 4 (1.32%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.99%) PHP 5
15 3 (0.99%) PHP 7
15 3 (0.99%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.66%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 37 (12.17%) Degree
2 31 (10.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (4.61%) Security Cleared
4 13 (4.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.62%) Disclosure Scotland
1 11 (3.62%) WCAG
2 7 (2.30%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.33%) WAI
System Software
1 48 (15.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (5.26%) Puppet
2 10 (3.29%) Grafana
2 10 (3.29%) Kibana
3 6 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.66%) Mesos
5 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (10.53%) Twitter
2 15 (4.93%) Google
3 10 (3.29%) Splunk
4 8 (2.63%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.97%) Coveo
6 5 (1.64%) Adobe
6 5 (1.64%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.64%) Oracle
7 4 (1.32%) Apiary
7 4 (1.32%) webMethods
8 3 (0.99%) hybris
9 2 (0.66%) IBM
9 2 (0.66%) Optimizely
9 2 (0.66%) Sybase
9 2 (0.66%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.66%) Zend
10 1 (0.33%) Apple
10 1 (0.33%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.33%) Cadence
10 1 (0.33%) Infragistics