Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 638 597 590
Rank change year-on-year -41 -7 +41
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 98 309 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.83% 1.46% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 187 207
UK median daily rate £493 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% +14.71% -
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
90th Percentile £575 £605 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £38.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +3.75% -

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 11,804 21,132 18,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.18% 21.30% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,739 14,445 13,136
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 281 239
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.12 £30.00 £29.00
90th Percentile £62.88 £55.00 £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -2.22% +9.76%

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 20 February 2020.

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 11 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 20 February 2020. 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 -42 96 £493 +1.03% 42
London -26 58 £500 - 27
UK excluding London +43 35 £475 +11.76% 18
North of England +53 14 £484 +7.50% 4
East of England +31 10 £400 +6.67% 4
Yorkshire - 10 £493 - 1
Midlands +46 4 £540 +48.12% 2
West Midlands +40 4 £540 +34.41% 1
South West +18 4 £400 -11.11% 1
North West +17 4 £275 -38.89% 3
South East +45 3 £530 +15.85% 4

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 86 (87.76%) AngularJS
2 83 (84.69%) JavaScript
3 70 (71.43%) Jasmine
4 68 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (67.35%) CSS
6 59 (60.20%) HTML
7 44 (44.90%) Java
7 44 (44.90%) Node.js
8 39 (39.80%) Grunt
8 39 (39.80%) Front End Development
9 37 (37.76%) Sass
10 34 (34.69%) Protractor
11 31 (31.63%) TypeScript
12 30 (30.61%) Git (software)
12 30 (30.61%) Angular 2
13 29 (29.59%) RESTful
13 29 (29.59%) DevOps
13 29 (29.59%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (27.55%) C#
14 27 (27.55%) User Experience
14 27 (27.55%) Jenkins
14 27 (27.55%) NgRx
15 25 (25.51%) React
15 25 (25.51%) Test Automation
15 25 (25.51%) jQuery
16 24 (24.49%) GitHub
17 23 (23.47%) TDD
17 23 (23.47%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (23.47%) RxJS
18 22 (22.45%) Vue.js

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 14 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 10 (10.20%) nginx
2 10 (10.20%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.12%) CMS
3 6 (6.12%) Confluence
3 6 (6.12%) JBoss
4 4 (4.08%) Apache
4 4 (4.08%) IIS
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (4.08%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.04%) Drupal
5 2 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.02%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (14.29%) Photoshop
1 14 (14.29%) Sketch
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (14.29%) Magento
2 12 (12.24%) Shopify
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.02%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.49%) GitHub
2 10 (10.20%) Google Analytics
3 9 (9.18%) Azure
3 9 (9.18%) npm
4 4 (4.08%) Yarn
5 3 (3.06%) AWS
6 2 (2.04%) SaaS
7 1 (1.02%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.02%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) HTTP
2 8 (8.16%) SSL
2 8 (8.16%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.24%) NoSQL
3 11 (11.22%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.10%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.04%) Big Data
6 1 (1.02%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.02%) Impala
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 70 (71.43%) Jasmine
2 39 (39.80%) Grunt
3 34 (34.69%) Protractor
4 30 (30.61%) Git (software)
5 27 (27.55%) Jenkins
6 21 (21.43%) gulp
7 20 (20.41%) JIRA
8 19 (19.39%) Selenium
9 16 (16.33%) Mocha
9 16 (16.33%) webpack
10 15 (15.31%) Cucumber
11 11 (11.22%) IntelliJ
11 11 (11.22%) Visual Studio Code
12 10 (10.20%) Ant
12 10 (10.20%) Gatling
12 10 (10.20%) Sublime Text
13 9 (9.18%) JUnit
14 7 (7.14%) Visual Studio
14 7 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (6.12%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (14.29%) Finance
1 14 (14.29%) Games
2 10 (10.20%) Public Sector
3 9 (9.18%) Banking
4 7 (7.14%) Publishing
5 3 (3.06%) Marketing
6 2 (2.04%) Back Office
6 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.04%) Retail
7 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (87.76%) Developer
2 39 (39.80%) Angular Developer
3 36 (36.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 20 (20.41%) UI Developer
5 14 (14.29%) React Developer
6 13 (13.27%) Full Stack Developer
7 10 (10.20%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Java Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Scala Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.10%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.08%) C# Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Unix Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Unix Linux Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (87.76%) AngularJS
2 66 (67.35%) CSS
3 59 (60.20%) HTML
4 44 (44.90%) Node.js
5 37 (37.76%) Sass
6 30 (30.61%) Angular 2
7 29 (29.59%) RESTful
8 27 (27.55%) NgRx
9 25 (25.51%) jQuery
9 25 (25.51%) React
10 23 (23.47%) RxJS
11 22 (22.45%) Vue.js
12 21 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (19.39%) HTML5
14 17 (17.35%) .NET
15 16 (16.33%) LESS
15 16 (16.33%) Semantic HTML
16 14 (14.29%) Redux
16 14 (14.29%) XHTML
17 13 (13.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.55%) User Experience
2 16 (16.33%) W3C
3 11 (11.22%) Blog
4 6 (6.12%) RIA
5 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.04%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.04%) Vector Graphics
7 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.02%) iPad
7 1 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.37%) Linux
2 10 (10.20%) Ubuntu
2 10 (10.20%) Windows
3 9 (9.18%) Unix
4 5 (5.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.02%) Android
6 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (39.80%) Front End Development
3 29 (29.59%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (29.59%) DevOps
4 25 (25.51%) Test Automation
5 23 (23.47%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (23.47%) TDD
6 22 (22.45%) BDD
6 22 (22.45%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 22 (22.45%) Open Source
7 21 (21.43%) Unit Testing
8 16 (16.33%) Microservices
9 15 (15.31%) E-Commerce
9 15 (15.31%) Web Development
10 14 (14.29%) Analytics
10 14 (14.29%) Scrum
10 14 (14.29%) Sprint Planning
10 14 (14.29%) Wireframes
11 11 (11.22%) SOLID
12 10 (10.20%) Lean Software Development
Programming Languages
1 83 (84.69%) JavaScript
2 44 (44.90%) Java
3 31 (31.63%) TypeScript
4 27 (27.55%) C#
5 21 (21.43%) Python
6 16 (16.33%) ES6
7 13 (13.27%) SQL
8 12 (12.24%) Perl
9 10 (10.20%) Groovy
9 10 (10.20%) Haskell
9 10 (10.20%) Ruby
10 8 (8.16%) Scala
11 5 (5.10%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.06%) ES7
12 3 (3.06%) ES8
13 2 (2.04%) Go
13 2 (2.04%) PHP
14 1 (1.02%) Java 8
14 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.02%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) WCAG
2 3 (3.06%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.24%) Docker
2 6 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) Grafana
1 10 (10.20%) Kibana
2 9 (9.18%) Puppet
3 7 (7.14%) Ansible
4 3 (3.06%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (14.29%) IBM
2 12 (12.24%) hybris
3 11 (11.22%) Google
4 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.14%) Oracle
5 5 (5.10%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.08%) webMethods
7 3 (3.06%) Adobe
7 3 (3.06%) DevExpress
7 3 (3.06%) Infragistics
7 3 (3.06%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.04%) Sitecore