Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 557 558 695
Rank change year-on-year +1 +137 +81
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 347 335 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 1.83% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 216 144
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £325
90th Percentile £600 £575 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £394
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.59% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 21,645 18,265 17,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 18.38% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,817 12,659 11,639
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 290 252
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%
10th Percentile £25.49 £30.23 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.90 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.14%

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 22 October 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 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 22 October 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 +1 336 £475 +5.56% 41
London +17 212 £492 +3.53% 20
UK excluding London -48 126 £388 -3.13% 22
South East -48 36 £388 +6.16% 5
Midlands -26 33 £365 -14.05% 1
North of England -9 32 £435 -1.69% 8
West Midlands +2 27 £400 -19.05% 1
North West +10 23 £438 +9.38% 6
East of England +17 18 £325 +1.56% 1
East Midlands -7 6 £365 -14.22%
North East - 6 £390 - 1
South West -19 5 £450 +38.46% 6
Yorkshire -29 3 £435 -3.33% 1
Scotland -31 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 295 (85.01%) JavaScript
2 294 (84.73%) AngularJS
3 227 (65.42%) Agile Software Development
4 222 (63.98%) CSS
5 199 (57.35%) HTML
6 197 (56.77%) Node.js
7 184 (53.03%) Jasmine
8 180 (51.87%) Git (software)
9 160 (46.11%) HTML5
10 139 (40.06%) Grunt
11 135 (38.90%) Front End Development
12 133 (38.33%) gulp
13 122 (35.16%) Test Automation
14 117 (33.72%) Java
15 113 (32.56%) CSS3
16 108 (31.12%) Sass
16 108 (31.12%) Mocha
17 102 (29.39%) Cucumber
18 99 (28.53%) Protractor
19 95 (27.38%) C#
20 90 (25.94%) Selenium
21 88 (25.36%) Chai
22 87 (25.07%) TDD
23 83 (23.92%) React
23 83 (23.92%) Scrum
23 83 (23.92%) jQuery
23 83 (23.92%) Open Source
24 82 (23.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 80 (23.05%) MVC
25 80 (23.05%) SQL

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 42 (12.10%) Tomcat
2 40 (11.53%) nginx
3 23 (6.63%) JBoss
4 21 (6.05%) Apache
4 21 (6.05%) Confluence
5 20 (5.76%) WebLogic
6 15 (4.32%) CMS
7 6 (1.73%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.86%) Liferay
10 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (8.36%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.15%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 77 (22.19%) npm
2 64 (18.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (12.97%) GitHub
4 40 (11.53%) Google Analytics
5 11 (3.17%) Yarn
6 10 (2.88%) BrowserStack
6 10 (2.88%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (1.15%) iPaaS
8 4 (1.15%) Office 365
9 2 (0.58%) Firebase
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.53%) HTTP
2 39 (11.24%) SSL
2 39 (11.24%) TCP/IP
3 28 (8.07%) AMQP
4 4 (1.15%) Internet
5 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.83%) NoSQL
2 44 (12.68%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.02%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.86%) Big Data
7 3 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.58%) MySQL
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.29%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.29%) HBase
9 1 (0.29%) Redis
9 1 (0.29%) Riak
Development Applications
1 184 (53.03%) Jasmine
2 180 (51.87%) Git (software)
3 139 (40.06%) Grunt
4 133 (38.33%) gulp
5 108 (31.12%) Mocha
6 102 (29.39%) Cucumber
7 99 (28.53%) Protractor
8 90 (25.94%) Selenium
9 79 (22.77%) Jenkins
10 64 (18.44%) webpack
11 43 (12.39%) IntelliJ
11 43 (12.39%) Sublime Text
12 40 (11.53%) JIRA
13 39 (11.24%) Ant
13 39 (11.24%) Gatling
14 38 (10.95%) JUnit
15 20 (5.76%) Eclipse
16 19 (5.48%) Bitbucket
16 19 (5.48%) Bower
17 13 (3.75%) Maven
General
1 33 (9.51%) Finance
2 11 (3.17%) Banking
3 5 (1.44%) Prime Brokerage
3 5 (1.44%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.15%) Advertising
4 4 (1.15%) Games
4 4 (1.15%) Retail
5 3 (0.86%) Electronics
6 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.29%) Legal
6 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 296 (85.30%) Developer
2 126 (36.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 86 (24.78%) Angular Developer
4 56 (16.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 41 (11.82%) Node.js Developer
6 39 (11.24%) UI Developer
7 33 (9.51%) Java Developer
8 30 (8.65%) Full Stack Developer
9 29 (8.36%) React Developer
10 21 (6.05%) Software Engineer
11 20 (5.76%) Senior Developer
12 15 (4.32%) .NET Developer
13 14 (4.03%) Open Source Developer
13 14 (4.03%) Web Developer
14 12 (3.46%) Scala Developer
14 12 (3.46%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 9 (2.59%) HTML CSS Developer
15 9 (2.59%) HTML Developer
16 8 (2.31%) C# Developer
17 7 (2.02%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (84.73%) AngularJS
2 222 (63.98%) CSS
3 199 (57.35%) HTML
4 197 (56.77%) Node.js
5 160 (46.11%) HTML5
6 113 (32.56%) CSS3
7 108 (31.12%) Sass
8 88 (25.36%) Chai
9 83 (23.92%) jQuery
9 83 (23.92%) React
10 82 (23.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 79 (22.77%) Gherkin
12 61 (17.58%) REST
13 56 (16.14%) .NET
14 43 (12.39%) ASP.NET
15 40 (11.53%) LESS
16 39 (11.24%) Servlets
17 35 (10.09%) GraphQL
18 34 (9.80%) Redux
19 33 (9.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 68 (19.60%) User Experience
2 22 (6.34%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (6.34%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.61%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.59%) Fintech
5 9 (2.59%) Reinsurance
6 5 (1.44%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.44%) Derivative
6 5 (1.44%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.44%) Graphic Design
6 5 (1.44%) OTC Derivatives
6 5 (1.44%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.15%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.29%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.83%) Windows
2 43 (12.39%) Linux
3 40 (11.53%) Ubuntu
4 20 (5.76%) Unix
5 9 (2.59%) Android
5 9 (2.59%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (65.42%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (38.90%) Front End Development
3 122 (35.16%) Test Automation
4 87 (25.07%) TDD
5 83 (23.92%) Open Source
5 83 (23.92%) Scrum
6 80 (23.05%) MVC
7 75 (21.61%) Microservices
8 71 (20.46%) OO
9 70 (20.17%) DevOps
10 60 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (14.70%) Analytics
11 51 (14.70%) MVVM
12 49 (14.12%) Web Development
13 48 (13.83%) Responsive Web Design
13 48 (13.83%) Unit Testing
14 43 (12.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 42 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (11.82%) Configuration Management
17 40 (11.53%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 295 (85.01%) JavaScript
2 117 (33.72%) Java
3 95 (27.38%) C#
4 80 (23.05%) SQL
5 53 (15.27%) Python
6 50 (14.41%) TypeScript
7 49 (14.12%) ES6
8 43 (12.39%) Ruby
9 39 (11.24%) Groovy
9 39 (11.24%) Haskell
9 39 (11.24%) Perl
10 33 (9.51%) PL/SQL
11 31 (8.93%) Scala
12 29 (8.36%) VB.NET
13 10 (2.88%) ES7
14 5 (1.44%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.15%) C++
15 4 (1.15%) ES8
15 4 (1.15%) Java 8
15 4 (1.15%) JSX
Qualifications
1 65 (18.73%) Security Cleared
2 64 (18.44%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.05%) Degree
4 8 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.58%) ISEB
5 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.03%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.86%) WAI
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (15.85%) Docker
2 3 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (11.82%) Grafana
2 40 (11.53%) Kibana
2 40 (11.53%) Puppet
3 20 (5.76%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.86%) Graphite
6 2 (0.58%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.29%) Ansible
7 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (13.83%) Adobe
2 44 (12.68%) Google
3 17 (4.90%) webMethods
4 13 (3.75%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.73%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 2 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle
6 2 (0.58%) Tableau
7 1 (0.29%) Apiary
7 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.29%) Charles River
7 1 (0.29%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.29%) hybris
7 1 (0.29%) IBM
7 1 (0.29%) Sybase
7 1 (0.29%) VMware
7 1 (0.29%) Xerox