Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 552 618 690
Rank change year-on-year +66 +72 +92
Contract jobs citing Karma Test Runner 342 231 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.73% 1.46% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 128 165
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £541 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.94% +3.23% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 19,719 15,785 15,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.71% 17.31% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,495 10,708 10,816
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £292
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 319 316
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.50 £23.95 £28.00
90th Percentile £65.68 £57.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
% change year-on-year - +0.12% +13.20%

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 21 June 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 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 21 June 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 +43 333 £450 +5.88% 52
London +56 211 £475 +5.56% 27
UK excluding London +9 123 £404 +0.94% 27
South East -9 48 £410 +2.37% 6
North of England -10 44 £375 -7.69% 9
North West +14 39 £375 -3.23% 7
Midlands -25 16 £413 -2.94% 4
West Midlands -8 11 £400 -20.00% 4
South West +5 8 £481 +48.08% 5
East of England +4 7 £350 -23.08% 1
Yorkshire -12 5 £475 +1.60% 2
East Midlands -18 5 £413 +3.13%
Scotland -37 1 £475 +4.11% 1

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 301 (88.01%) JavaScript
2 262 (76.61%) AngularJS
3 217 (63.45%) CSS
4 211 (61.70%) Jasmine
5 204 (59.65%) HTML
6 198 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
7 163 (47.66%) Node.js
8 157 (45.91%) HTML5
9 143 (41.81%) Git (software)
10 142 (41.52%) Grunt
11 126 (36.84%) Sass
12 122 (35.67%) Mocha
13 120 (35.09%) Front End Development
14 119 (34.80%) TDD
15 114 (33.33%) Test Automation
16 111 (32.46%) CSS3
17 107 (31.29%) Java
18 104 (30.41%) Protractor
19 94 (27.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 92 (26.90%) gulp
21 87 (25.44%) Scrum
22 81 (23.68%) Chai
23 80 (23.39%) User Experience
24 74 (21.64%) MVC
24 74 (21.64%) jQuery
25 73 (21.35%) npm
26 72 (21.05%) React
27 67 (19.59%) Web Development
28 66 (19.30%) Unit Testing
29 63 (18.42%) Microservices

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 21 (6.14%) Confluence
2 14 (4.09%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.51%) nginx
4 11 (3.22%) Apache
5 9 (2.63%) JBoss
6 8 (2.34%) CMS
7 6 (1.75%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.17%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.29%) Liferay
10 1 (0.29%) SAS
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (7.02%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.88%) InVision
4 2 (0.58%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 73 (21.35%) npm
2 32 (9.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (9.06%) GitHub
4 18 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (5.26%) OpenShift
4 18 (5.26%) Yarn
5 12 (3.51%) Google Analytics
6 7 (2.05%) BrowserStack
7 5 (1.46%) SaaS
8 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.58%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.58%) PaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.29%) Firebase
9 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) Office 365
9 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.56%) HTTP
2 14 (4.09%) AMQP
3 12 (3.51%) SSL
3 12 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.22%) Internet
5 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.65%) MongoDB
2 32 (9.36%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (8.77%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.34%) MySQL
5 7 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (1.46%) Blockchain
6 5 (1.46%) CouchDB
6 5 (1.46%) Neo4j
6 5 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.46%) Riak
7 4 (1.17%) RavenDB
8 2 (0.58%) Big Data
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.29%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.29%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 211 (61.70%) Jasmine
2 143 (41.81%) Git (software)
3 142 (41.52%) Grunt
4 122 (35.67%) Mocha
5 104 (30.41%) Protractor
6 92 (26.90%) gulp
7 54 (15.79%) Jenkins
8 50 (14.62%) Selenium
8 50 (14.62%) webpack
9 43 (12.57%) Cucumber
10 35 (10.23%) Bower
11 29 (8.48%) JIRA
12 15 (4.39%) JUnit
13 13 (3.80%) Ant
13 13 (3.80%) IntelliJ
13 13 (3.80%) Sublime Text
14 12 (3.51%) Gatling
14 12 (3.51%) GitLab
15 11 (3.22%) Axure RP
15 11 (3.22%) Subversion
General
1 28 (8.19%) Finance
2 15 (4.39%) Banking
3 9 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.05%) Retail
5 6 (1.75%) Advertising
6 4 (1.17%) Games
7 3 (0.88%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 308 (90.06%) Developer
2 126 (36.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 107 (31.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 89 (26.02%) Angular Developer
5 54 (15.79%) Node.js Developer
6 42 (12.28%) Full Stack Developer
7 38 (11.11%) UI Developer
8 30 (8.77%) Java Developer
9 27 (7.89%) React Developer
10 24 (7.02%) Senior Developer
11 21 (6.14%) HTML Developer
12 13 (3.80%) HTML CSS Developer
12 13 (3.80%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 12 (3.51%) Agile Developer
13 12 (3.51%) Web Developer
14 11 (3.22%) Scala Developer
15 9 (2.63%) Open Source Developer
16 7 (2.05%) .NET Developer
16 7 (2.05%) Agile Java Developer
16 7 (2.05%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (76.61%) AngularJS
2 217 (63.45%) CSS
3 204 (59.65%) HTML
4 163 (47.66%) Node.js
5 157 (45.91%) HTML5
6 126 (36.84%) Sass
7 111 (32.46%) CSS3
8 94 (27.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 81 (23.68%) Chai
10 74 (21.64%) jQuery
11 72 (21.05%) React
12 57 (16.67%) REST
13 40 (11.70%) LESS
14 34 (9.94%) JSON
14 34 (9.94%) RESTful
15 33 (9.65%) Angular 2
15 33 (9.65%) Gherkin
16 31 (9.06%) Express
16 31 (9.06%) Redux
17 29 (8.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 80 (23.39%) User Experience
2 15 (4.39%) Fintech
3 13 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.22%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.46%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.46%) Vector Graphics
7 4 (1.17%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.17%) Online Gambling
8 3 (0.88%) Derivative
8 3 (0.88%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.88%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.88%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.58%) W3C
10 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.29%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.85%) Windows
2 17 (4.97%) Linux
3 10 (2.92%) Ubuntu
4 9 (2.63%) Android
4 9 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.75%) Unix
6 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (35.09%) Front End Development
3 119 (34.80%) TDD
4 114 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 87 (25.44%) Scrum
6 74 (21.64%) MVC
7 67 (19.59%) Web Development
8 66 (19.30%) Unit Testing
9 63 (18.42%) Microservices
10 61 (17.84%) Responsive Web Design
11 54 (15.79%) OO
12 43 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (11.70%) BDD
14 38 (11.11%) DevOps
15 37 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
16 34 (9.94%) MVVM
17 33 (9.65%) Open Source
18 30 (8.77%) Analytics
19 26 (7.60%) Workflow
20 25 (7.31%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 301 (88.01%) JavaScript
2 107 (31.29%) Java
3 47 (13.74%) TypeScript
4 42 (12.28%) C#
5 39 (11.40%) Python
5 39 (11.40%) SQL
6 38 (11.11%) ES6
7 18 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 17 (4.97%) Groovy
8 17 (4.97%) Ruby
8 17 (4.97%) Scala
9 15 (4.39%) VB.NET
10 12 (3.51%) Haskell
10 12 (3.51%) Perl
11 11 (3.22%) Java 8
12 7 (2.05%) ES7
13 6 (1.75%) PHP
14 3 (0.88%) C++
14 3 (0.88%) ES8
15 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (17.25%) Security Cleared
2 56 (16.37%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.68%) Degree
4 3 (0.88%) 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
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.51%) QA
2 9 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.88%) WAI
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 48 (14.04%) Docker
2 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (4.09%) Puppet
2 10 (2.92%) Grafana
2 10 (2.92%) Kibana
3 8 (2.34%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (8.48%) Adobe
2 18 (5.26%) Google
3 7 (2.05%) Microsoft
4 6 (1.75%) webMethods
5 4 (1.17%) IBM
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle
6 3 (0.88%) hybris
6 3 (0.88%) Splunk
7 2 (0.58%) Capita
7 2 (0.58%) Coveo
7 2 (0.58%) Optimizely
7 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.58%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.58%) Zend
8 1 (0.29%) Apiary
8 1 (0.29%) Apple
8 1 (0.29%) DoubleClick
8 1 (0.29%) VMware