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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Karma Test Runner (formerly Testacular)
UK
Rank 508 534 581
Rank change year-on-year +26 +47  
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 91 94 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.076%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.17% 1.23% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 79 32
Median daily rate £395 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.67% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £335 £375
% change year-on-year +15.67% -10.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Karma Test Runner is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7755 7671 6891
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.34% 14.52% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5219 5093 4404
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 185 133
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Karma Test Runner
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Karma Test Runner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Karma Test Runner.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Karma Test Runner in the UK

Karma Test Runner
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 88 £391 -10.57% 60
London -3 42 £413 -8.33% 33
Manchester - 12 £375 - 5
North West - 12 £375 - 6
South East +5 11 £512 +46.14% 7
West Sussex - 7 £512 -
South West +3 6 £333 -33.50% 1
City of London +2 6 £356 -28.75% 8
East Midlands +2 6 £350 +7.69% 3
Bristol - 6 £333 - 1
East of England - 5 £428 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £400 -
West Midlands - 3 - - 4
Shropshire - 3 - -
Suffolk - 3 £455 -
County Antrim - 3 £400 -
Belfast - 3 £400 -
Ipswich - 3 £455 -
Hampshire - 3 - - 2
Leicestershire - 3 £250 - 1
Surrey +14 2 - - 1
Nottingham +5 2 £363 +11.53%
Nottinghamshire +2 2 £363 +11.53%
Leeds - 2 £450 - 1
Leicester - 2 - - 1
Worthing - 2 £512 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 3
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
East Sussex +13 1 £401 - 1

Karma Test Runner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 167 (83.50%) JavaScript
2 145 (72.50%) CSS
3 144 (72.00%) AngularJS
4 135 (67.50%) HTML
5 131 (65.50%) Jasmine
6 129 (64.50%) HTML5
7 121 (60.50%) CSS3
8 100 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
9 88 (44.00%) Front End Development
10 82 (41.00%) TDD
11 79 (39.50%) Grunt
12 78 (39.00%) Git (software)
13 72 (36.00%) gulp
14 71 (35.50%) Node.js
15 61 (30.50%) Sass
16 60 (30.00%) React
17 55 (27.50%) Java
18 54 (27.00%) Protractor
19 52 (26.00%) Mocha
19 52 (26.00%) Selenium
20 50 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
21 44 (22.00%) Chai
22 42 (21.00%) RESTful
23 40 (20.00%) JSON
24 39 (19.50%) Jenkins
24 39 (19.50%) Web Development
25 37 (18.50%) BDD
26 36 (18.00%) jQuery
26 36 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
27 35 (17.50%) LESS

Karma Test Runner
Top Related 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 26 (13.00%) Confluence
2 21 (10.50%) nginx
3 17 (8.50%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.00%) Apache
5 8 (4.00%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (3.00%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (2.50%) Apache Solr
7 5 (2.50%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.50%) CMS
8 4 (2.00%) JBoss
9 3 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.50%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.00%) WordPress
11 1 (0.50%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.50%) Kentico
11 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (5.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.50%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.00%) GitHub
2 15 (7.50%) Google Analytics
3 7 (3.50%) Bluemix
3 7 (3.50%) IBM Cloud
3 7 (3.50%) PaaS
4 5 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.50%) HTTP
2 26 (13.00%) SSL
3 17 (8.50%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.50%) DNS
5 4 (2.00%) Skype
6 2 (1.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.50%) MongoDB
2 19 (9.50%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.50%) MySQL
4 10 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.50%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.50%) DataStax
7 4 (2.00%) Big Data
7 4 (2.00%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.50%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.00%) DB2
9 2 (1.00%) QlikView
10 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 131 (65.50%) Jasmine
2 79 (39.50%) Grunt
3 78 (39.00%) Git (software)
4 72 (36.00%) gulp
5 54 (27.00%) Protractor
6 52 (26.00%) Mocha
6 52 (26.00%) Selenium
7 39 (19.50%) Jenkins
8 33 (16.50%) Bower
9 31 (15.50%) JIRA
10 24 (12.00%) Cucumber
11 22 (11.00%) webpack
12 16 (8.00%) IntelliJ
12 16 (8.00%) JSHint
13 15 (7.50%) Ant
13 15 (7.50%) Gatling
13 15 (7.50%) Sublime Text
14 14 (7.00%) Sinon.JS
15 13 (6.50%) Maven
16 11 (5.50%) QUnit
General
1 18 (9.00%) Finance
2 11 (5.50%) Banking
3 7 (3.50%) Electronics
3 7 (3.50%) Retail
4 4 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.50%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.00%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 187 (93.50%) Developer
2 84 (42.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 57 (28.50%) Angular Developer
4 48 (24.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 20 (10.00%) UI Developer
6 19 (9.50%) HTML Developer
7 18 (9.00%) Web Developer
8 15 (7.50%) Scala Developer
9 14 (7.00%) Full Stack Developer
10 13 (6.50%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 13 (6.50%) HTML CSS Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Java Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Node.js Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 8 (4.00%) UX Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Web UI Developer
13 7 (3.50%) PHP Developer
14 6 (3.00%) DevOps Specialist
15 5 (2.50%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (72.50%) CSS
2 144 (72.00%) AngularJS
3 135 (67.50%) HTML
4 129 (64.50%) HTML5
5 121 (60.50%) CSS3
6 71 (35.50%) Node.js
7 61 (30.50%) Sass
8 60 (30.00%) React
9 44 (22.00%) Chai
10 42 (21.00%) RESTful
11 40 (20.00%) JSON
12 36 (18.00%) jQuery
13 35 (17.50%) LESS
14 26 (13.00%) REST
14 26 (13.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 25 (12.50%) Redux
16 23 (11.50%) Ajax
17 21 (10.50%) DOM
17 21 (10.50%) Gherkin
18 18 (9.00%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.00%) User Experience
2 11 (5.50%) Graphic Design
3 10 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.50%) iPad
5 5 (2.50%) W3C
6 3 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.00%) Equities
7 2 (1.00%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.50%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.50%) Derivative
8 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.50%) iPhone
8 1 (0.50%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.50%) Linux
2 17 (8.50%) Windows
3 15 (7.50%) Ubuntu
4 6 (3.00%) Unix
5 2 (1.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.50%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) CentOS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (44.00%) Front End Development
3 82 (41.00%) TDD
4 50 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 39 (19.50%) Web Development
6 37 (18.50%) BDD
7 36 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (17.50%) MVC
9 30 (15.00%) Scrum
10 28 (14.00%) DevOps
11 23 (11.50%) Web Design
12 22 (11.00%) OO
13 19 (9.50%) Open Source
14 15 (7.50%) Analytics
14 15 (7.50%) Automated Testing
14 15 (7.50%) Microservices
14 15 (7.50%) Unit Testing
15 11 (5.50%) Coaching
15 11 (5.50%) Pair Programming
15 11 (5.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 167 (83.50%) JavaScript
2 55 (27.50%) Java
3 33 (16.50%) ES6
4 30 (15.00%) C#
5 23 (11.50%) Python
6 21 (10.50%) Scala
7 16 (8.00%) Ruby
8 15 (7.50%) Groovy
8 15 (7.50%) Haskell
8 15 (7.50%) Perl
9 12 (6.00%) PHP
10 10 (5.00%) SQL
10 10 (5.00%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.50%) ECMAScript
11 3 (1.50%) Go
12 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) QA
1 2 (1.00%) WCAG
2 1 (0.50%) SDET
2 1 (0.50%) WAI
System Software
1 20 (10.00%) Docker
2 4 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (7.50%) Grafana
1 15 (7.50%) Kibana
2 9 (4.50%) Ansible
3 6 (3.00%) Puppet
3 6 (3.00%) Salt
4 2 (1.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.00%) Rancher
5 1 (0.50%) Mesos
Vendors
1 16 (8.00%) Google
2 12 (6.00%) Adobe
3 8 (4.00%) Zend
4 7 (3.50%) IBM
5 6 (3.00%) Splunk
5 6 (3.00%) Veracode
6 4 (2.00%) Twitter
6 4 (2.00%) webMethods
7 3 (1.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.50%) Oracle
7 3 (1.50%) SAP
8 2 (1.00%) Apiary
8 2 (1.00%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.50%) Facebook
9 1 (0.50%) Sencha
9 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
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