Period
to 22 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 557 548 649
Rank change year-on-year -9 +101 +32
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 297 364 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 1.86% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 238 103
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £300
90th Percentile £574 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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 18,539 19,552 15,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.39% 19.42% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,353 13,455 10,324
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +11.18% +1.19%
10th Percentile £333 £315 £300
90th Percentile £638 £610 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 214 314
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +0.12%
10th Percentile £23.70 £28.95 £21.28
90th Percentile £54.25 £67.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +1.19%

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 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 -16 291 £475 +5.56% 9
London +10 198 £500 +5.26% 6
UK excluding London -29 97 £450 +9.76% 4
South East -3 40 £458 +11.59%
North of England -3 19 £413 +10.00% 1
East of England +18 14 £425 -
Midlands +19 13 £413 - 1
West Midlands +10 13 £413 +3.13% 1
North West -10 8 £350 -6.67% 1
North East - 7 £450 -
South West -26 6 £450 -6.49% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £450 -
Yorkshire +7 4 £425 -10.53%

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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.

1 267 (89.90%) AngularJS
2 263 (88.55%) JavaScript
3 240 (80.81%) Jasmine
4 192 (64.65%) CSS
5 184 (61.95%) HTML
6 161 (54.21%) Agile Software Development
7 159 (53.54%) Front End Development
8 146 (49.16%) Git (software)
9 138 (46.46%) TypeScript
10 132 (44.44%) HTML5
11 117 (39.39%) Grunt
12 112 (37.71%) gulp
13 110 (37.04%) Jenkins
14 108 (36.36%) ES6
15 107 (36.03%) Sass
16 106 (35.69%) BDD
17 105 (35.35%) TDD
18 101 (34.01%) Protractor
19 98 (33.00%) Node.js
20 87 (29.29%) Cucumber
20 87 (29.29%) Test Automation
21 84 (28.28%) Scrum
22 82 (27.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 80 (26.94%) Docker
24 78 (26.26%) Microservices
25 77 (25.93%) CSS3
26 76 (25.59%) SQL Server
27 75 (25.25%) RESTful
28 73 (24.58%) Java
29 70 (23.57%) Open Source

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 (15.49%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (13.80%) Confluence
3 27 (9.09%) nginx
4 25 (8.42%) JBoss
4 25 (8.42%) Tomcat
5 23 (7.74%) Apache
6 22 (7.41%) CMS
6 22 (7.41%) WebLogic
7 18 (6.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (4.04%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.01%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.01%) Liferay
10 2 (0.67%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.67%) WildFly
11 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (9.76%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.68%) Adobe XD
2 5 (1.68%) InVision
2 5 (1.68%) Zeplin
3 3 (1.01%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.67%) Sketch
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.34%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (4.04%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 65 (21.89%) GitHub
2 61 (20.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (17.17%) npm
4 23 (7.74%) Google Analytics
5 19 (6.40%) PaaS
6 14 (4.71%) SaaS
7 13 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (2.69%) Serverless
9 8 (2.69%) Yarn
10 5 (1.68%) BrowserStack
10 5 (1.68%) Sauce Labs
11 4 (1.35%) Google App Engine
11 4 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (1.01%) Slack
12 3 (1.01%) TestFlight
13 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.34%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.08%) HTTP
2 23 (7.74%) SSL
2 23 (7.74%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.01%) AMQP
4 1 (0.34%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (25.59%) SQL Server
2 47 (15.82%) MySQL
3 31 (10.44%) MongoDB
4 28 (9.43%) NoSQL
5 16 (5.39%) Redis
6 13 (4.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.68%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.35%) Big Data
10 3 (1.01%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.01%) Impala
10 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.67%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.67%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.34%) Amazon Aurora
12 1 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.34%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 240 (80.81%) Jasmine
2 146 (49.16%) Git (software)
3 117 (39.39%) Grunt
4 112 (37.71%) gulp
5 110 (37.04%) Jenkins
6 101 (34.01%) Protractor
7 87 (29.29%) Cucumber
8 61 (20.54%) Mocha
9 60 (20.20%) Selenium
10 57 (19.19%) webpack
11 54 (18.18%) JIRA
12 42 (14.14%) Maven
13 28 (9.43%) JUnit
14 24 (8.08%) IntelliJ
15 23 (7.74%) Ant
15 23 (7.74%) Eclipse
15 23 (7.74%) Gatling
15 23 (7.74%) Sublime Text
15 23 (7.74%) Visual Studio
16 15 (5.05%) Bower
General
1 21 (7.07%) Finance
2 14 (4.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 13 (4.38%) Retail
4 9 (3.03%) Banking
5 7 (2.36%) Games
6 4 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.01%) Advertising
7 3 (1.01%) Legal
7 3 (1.01%) Marketing
8 2 (0.67%) Electronics
8 2 (0.67%) Law
8 2 (0.67%) Publishing
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 268 (90.24%) Developer
2 142 (47.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 82 (27.61%) Angular Developer
4 42 (14.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 26 (8.75%) .NET Developer
6 23 (7.74%) Full Stack Developer
7 20 (6.73%) UI Developer
8 18 (6.06%) React Developer
9 14 (4.71%) Senior Developer
9 14 (4.71%) Web Developer
10 13 (4.38%) Lead Developer
11 12 (4.04%) JavaScript Engineer
11 12 (4.04%) Node.js Developer
11 12 (4.04%) Scala Developer
12 9 (3.03%) Developer in Test
12 9 (3.03%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 7 (2.36%) C# Developer
13 7 (2.36%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 6 (2.02%) Elasticsearch Developer
14 6 (2.02%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (89.90%) AngularJS
2 192 (64.65%) CSS
3 184 (61.95%) HTML
4 132 (44.44%) HTML5
5 107 (36.03%) Sass
6 98 (33.00%) Node.js
7 82 (27.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 77 (25.93%) CSS3
9 75 (25.25%) RESTful
10 69 (23.23%) Gherkin
11 59 (19.87%) React
12 56 (18.86%) jQuery
12 56 (18.86%) REST
13 52 (17.51%) LESS
14 47 (15.82%) .NET
15 38 (12.79%) Angular 2
16 36 (12.12%) .NET Framework
16 36 (12.12%) JSON
17 35 (11.78%) Spring
18 33 (11.11%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 68 (22.90%) User Experience
2 17 (5.72%) NHS
3 15 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (4.71%) W3C
5 12 (4.04%) Vector Graphics
6 7 (2.36%) Blog
7 5 (1.68%) Reinsurance
8 3 (1.01%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.01%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.34%) Fintech
10 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.11%) Windows
2 28 (9.43%) Linux
3 23 (7.74%) Ubuntu
4 22 (7.41%) Unix
5 4 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (54.21%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (53.54%) Front End Development
3 106 (35.69%) BDD
4 105 (35.35%) TDD
5 87 (29.29%) Test Automation
6 84 (28.28%) Scrum
7 78 (26.26%) Microservices
8 70 (23.57%) Open Source
9 69 (23.23%) Web Development
10 66 (22.22%) DevOps
11 55 (18.52%) Responsive Web Design
12 53 (17.85%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (16.84%) Unit Testing
14 42 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
15 41 (13.80%) OO
16 30 (10.10%) E-Commerce
16 30 (10.10%) MVC
17 28 (9.43%) Continuous Deployment
18 27 (9.09%) Analytics
19 25 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 263 (88.55%) JavaScript
2 138 (46.46%) TypeScript
3 108 (36.36%) ES6
4 73 (24.58%) Java
5 64 (21.55%) C#
6 60 (20.20%) SQL
7 40 (13.47%) Python
8 27 (9.09%) Groovy
8 27 (9.09%) Ruby
9 23 (7.74%) Haskell
9 23 (7.74%) Perl
9 23 (7.74%) Scala
10 13 (4.38%) PowerShell
11 9 (3.03%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.69%) PHP
13 7 (2.36%) ES7
13 7 (2.36%) Java 8
14 5 (1.68%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.68%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.39%) Degree
3 15 (5.05%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.35%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.67%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.34%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.69%) QA
1 8 (2.69%) WCAG
2 4 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.67%) WAI
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (26.94%) Docker
2 13 (4.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 47 (15.82%) Ansible
2 25 (8.42%) Kibana
2 25 (8.42%) Puppet
3 24 (8.08%) Grafana
4 9 (3.03%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.67%) logstash
5 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (14.14%) Adobe
2 27 (9.09%) Google
3 25 (8.42%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 18 (6.06%) Sitecore
5 17 (5.72%) webMethods
6 12 (4.04%) IBM
6 12 (4.04%) Microsoft
6 12 (4.04%) Oracle
7 11 (3.70%) hybris
8 10 (3.37%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.69%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.35%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.35%) Infragistics
11 3 (1.01%) Twitter
12 2 (0.67%) Xerox
13 1 (0.34%) Marketo
13 1 (0.34%) SAP