The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 123 119 137
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Permanent jobs citing RAD 8 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.41% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 2
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
RAD
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1678 1379 1637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.18% 82.72% 80.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1124 1370
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £56,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RAD across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

RAD
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RAD across the Cheshire region.

RAD Salary Trend in Cheshire

RAD
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 8 £40,000 -
RAD
North West

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing RAD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited RAD.

1 12 (100.00%) Finance
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 8 (66.67%) JIRA
2 8 (66.67%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) COBIT
3 4 (33.33%) SaaS
3 4 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 4 (33.33%) CMMI
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 4 (33.33%) Internet
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) SOA

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing RAD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited RAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (66.67%) JIRA
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
1 8 (66.67%) FitNesse
1 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Tester
1 8 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 8 (66.67%) QA Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Applications Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 4 (33.33%) SOA
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 4 (33.33%) CMMI
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (33.33%) COBIT