Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 595 580 683
Rank change year-on-year -15 +103 +85
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 324 324 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.44% 1.69% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 212 137
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% -5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.81% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
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 22,483 19,194 16,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.33% 18.59% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,447 13,400 11,331
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 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 272 245
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30.00 £29.00 £22.51
90th Percentile £53.75 £61.90 £55.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -1 316 £475 +11.76% 55
London +32 198 £500 +5.26% 32
UK excluding London -37 120 £389 -2.81% 27
South East -40 41 £433 +18.49% 8
Midlands +5 30 £365 -8.68%
North of England -9 25 £400 -4.19% 9
West Midlands -1 24 £403 -2.42%
East of England +4 19 £325 -13.33% 5
North West -13 16 £375 -8.26% 5
North East - 7 £390 - 1
East Midlands +1 6 £365 -6.52%
South West -36 3 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -20 2 £435 - 3
Scotland -22 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 274 (84.57%) AngularJS
2 266 (82.10%) JavaScript
3 207 (63.89%) CSS
3 207 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
4 191 (58.95%) HTML
5 176 (54.32%) Jasmine
6 166 (51.23%) Git (software)
7 162 (50.00%) Node.js
8 157 (48.46%) HTML5
9 136 (41.98%) gulp
10 134 (41.36%) Grunt
10 134 (41.36%) Front End Development
11 119 (36.73%) Test Automation
12 112 (34.57%) Cucumber
13 104 (32.10%) Java
14 103 (31.79%) Mocha
15 102 (31.48%) Selenium
16 98 (30.25%) Sass
17 95 (29.32%) C#
18 94 (29.01%) CSS3
18 94 (29.01%) Protractor
19 93 (28.70%) Jenkins
20 89 (27.47%) jQuery
21 85 (26.23%) TDD
22 83 (25.62%) Open Source
22 83 (25.62%) Gherkin
22 83 (25.62%) React
23 79 (24.38%) DevOps
24 75 (23.15%) MVC
25 74 (22.84%) 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 46 (14.20%) nginx
1 46 (14.20%) Tomcat
2 30 (9.26%) Apache
3 29 (8.95%) JBoss
4 28 (8.64%) WebLogic
5 18 (5.56%) CMS
6 15 (4.63%) Confluence
7 10 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.85%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (1.23%) Liferay
9 4 (1.23%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (8.02%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.62%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 68 (20.99%) npm
2 62 (19.14%) GitHub
3 55 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (14.81%) Google Analytics
5 13 (4.01%) Yarn
6 8 (2.47%) BrowserStack
7 6 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (1.23%) iPaaS
8 4 (1.23%) Office 365
9 3 (0.93%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.93%) TestFlight
10 1 (0.31%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 48 (14.81%) HTTP
2 45 (13.89%) SSL
2 45 (13.89%) TCP/IP
3 19 (5.86%) AMQP
4 3 (0.93%) Internet
5 1 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.05%) MongoDB
2 51 (15.74%) NoSQL
3 22 (6.79%) SQL Server
4 12 (3.70%) MySQL
5 11 (3.40%) Redis
6 6 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.93%) Big Data
8 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.62%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.62%) Looker
9 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.31%) HBase
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.31%) Riak
Development Applications
1 176 (54.32%) Jasmine
2 166 (51.23%) Git (software)
3 136 (41.98%) gulp
4 134 (41.36%) Grunt
5 112 (34.57%) Cucumber
6 103 (31.79%) Mocha
7 102 (31.48%) Selenium
8 94 (29.01%) Protractor
9 93 (28.70%) Jenkins
10 65 (20.06%) webpack
11 49 (15.12%) IntelliJ
11 49 (15.12%) Sublime Text
12 47 (14.51%) JUnit
13 45 (13.89%) Ant
13 45 (13.89%) Gatling
14 34 (10.49%) JIRA
15 28 (8.64%) Eclipse
16 22 (6.79%) Bower
17 19 (5.86%) Bitbucket
18 18 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 31 (9.57%) Finance
2 10 (3.09%) Banking
3 5 (1.54%) Electronics
4 4 (1.23%) Games
4 4 (1.23%) Retail
5 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.62%) Advertising
6 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.62%) Prime Brokerage
6 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 266 (82.10%) Developer
2 108 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 77 (23.77%) Angular Developer
4 53 (16.36%) JavaScript Developer
5 32 (9.88%) UI Developer
6 27 (8.33%) React Developer
7 26 (8.02%) Java Developer
7 26 (8.02%) Node.js Developer
8 23 (7.10%) Full Stack Developer
9 22 (6.79%) Software Engineer
10 17 (5.25%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.70%) Senior Developer
11 12 (3.70%) Web Developer
12 10 (3.09%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.78%) Scala Developer
14 8 (2.47%) Open Source Developer
15 7 (2.16%) Software Test Engineer
15 7 (2.16%) Test Engineer
16 6 (1.85%) Analyst
16 6 (1.85%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (84.57%) AngularJS
2 207 (63.89%) CSS
3 191 (58.95%) HTML
4 162 (50.00%) Node.js
5 157 (48.46%) HTML5
6 98 (30.25%) Sass
7 94 (29.01%) CSS3
8 89 (27.47%) jQuery
9 83 (25.62%) Gherkin
9 83 (25.62%) React
10 72 (22.22%) Chai
11 70 (21.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 67 (20.68%) REST
13 57 (17.59%) .NET
14 49 (15.12%) LESS
15 47 (14.51%) RESTful
16 45 (13.89%) Servlets
17 39 (12.04%) Redux
18 38 (11.73%) Spring
19 34 (10.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.43%) User Experience
2 25 (7.72%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (6.48%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.40%) Reinsurance
5 10 (3.09%) Fintech
6 7 (2.16%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.54%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.23%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.93%) NHS
9 3 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.93%) W3C
10 2 (0.62%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.62%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.62%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.62%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.62%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.36%) Windows
2 51 (15.74%) Linux
3 48 (14.81%) Ubuntu
4 29 (8.95%) Unix
5 10 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.16%) Android
7 3 (0.93%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (41.36%) Front End Development
3 119 (36.73%) Test Automation
4 85 (26.23%) TDD
5 83 (25.62%) Open Source
6 79 (24.38%) DevOps
7 75 (23.15%) MVC
8 71 (21.91%) Microservices
9 69 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (19.75%) BDD
11 59 (18.21%) OO
11 59 (18.21%) Scrum
12 56 (17.28%) Analytics
13 49 (15.12%) Web Development
14 48 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
15 46 (14.20%) Configuration Management
15 46 (14.20%) Unit Testing
16 45 (13.89%) Lean Software Development
17 44 (13.58%) MVVM
18 41 (12.65%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 266 (82.10%) JavaScript
2 104 (32.10%) Java
3 95 (29.32%) C#
4 74 (22.84%) SQL
5 62 (19.14%) ES6
6 54 (16.67%) Python
6 54 (16.67%) TypeScript
7 49 (15.12%) Ruby
8 48 (14.81%) Perl
9 45 (13.89%) Groovy
9 45 (13.89%) Haskell
10 36 (11.11%) Scala
11 23 (7.10%) VB.NET
12 21 (6.48%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.85%) ES7
14 5 (1.54%) JSX
14 5 (1.54%) PHP
14 5 (1.54%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.54%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.10%) Degree
4 8 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.62%) ISEB
5 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.01%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.31%) PMO
2 1 (0.31%) WAI
2 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 60 (18.52%) Docker
2 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 49 (15.12%) Grafana
2 48 (14.81%) Kibana
3 46 (14.20%) Puppet
4 19 (5.86%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (3.09%) Ansible
6 3 (0.93%) Graphite
7 2 (0.62%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (15.74%) Adobe
2 49 (15.12%) Google
3 23 (7.10%) webMethods
4 17 (5.25%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.16%) Oracle
6 6 (1.85%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 3 (0.93%) hybris
7 3 (0.93%) IBM
7 3 (0.93%) Xerox
8 2 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.62%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.62%) Tableau
9 1 (0.31%) Apiary
9 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.31%) Charles River
9 1 (0.31%) SAP
9 1 (0.31%) Sybase