The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 169 170 151
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Permanent jobs citing RAD 4 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.11% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 7
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
RAD
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3111 3215 2306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.01% 85.85% 82.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2418 2574 1840
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

RAD
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

RAD Salary Trend in Leeds

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (80.00%) Project Management
3 16 (64.00%) Finance
4 15 (60.00%) .NET
4 15 (60.00%) Scrum
5 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (56.00%) SQL
6 11 (44.00%) Test Management
6 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (44.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
7 10 (40.00%) PCI DSS
7 10 (40.00%) OWASP
7 10 (40.00%) System Testing
7 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
7 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
7 10 (40.00%) ISEB
7 10 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
8 9 (36.00%) ITIL
8 9 (36.00%) Client/Server
9 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 4 (16.00%) C#
10 4 (16.00%) UML
10 4 (16.00%) OO
10 4 (16.00%) DSDM
10 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
10 4 (16.00%) Agile Project Management

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Tester
2 10 (40.00%) Systems Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Project Manager
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Project Manager
4 5 (20.00%) Development Manager
5 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Product Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Product Development Manager
7 1 (4.00%) IT Development Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) WSDL
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (80.00%) Project Management
3 15 (60.00%) Scrum
4 11 (44.00%) Test Management
4 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
5 10 (40.00%) System Testing
5 10 (40.00%) OWASP
5 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 9 (36.00%) ITIL
7 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (16.00%) Matrix Management
8 4 (16.00%) Use Case
8 4 (16.00%) Time Management
8 4 (16.00%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (16.00%) User Stories
8 4 (16.00%) Line Management
8 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery
8 4 (16.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) ISEB
1 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 10 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft