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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 151 174 146
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -28
Permanent jobs citing RAD 25 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.73% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.46% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22 12 10
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
3122 3227 2305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 90.73% 86.24% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2483 2460 1778
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 21 (75.00%) Scrum
3 21 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (67.86%) MS Excel
5 18 (64.29%) .NET
6 17 (60.71%) SQL
7 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
7 16 (57.14%) Test Scripting
8 15 (53.57%) ISEB
9 12 (42.86%) Finance
10 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
10 11 (39.29%) Project Management
10 11 (39.29%) Client/Server
10 11 (39.29%) QA
10 11 (39.29%) Test Management
10 11 (39.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
11 10 (35.71%) System Testing
12 6 (21.43%) CRM
12 6 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
13 5 (17.86%) PCI DSS
13 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
13 5 (17.86%) Selenium
13 5 (17.86%) OWASP
13 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
13 5 (17.86%) SDLC
14 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
15 3 (10.71%) Information Security
15 3 (10.71%) Project Planning

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (67.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.86%) Selenium
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Tester
2 16 (57.14%) Systems Tester
3 10 (35.71%) Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) QA Tester
4 5 (17.86%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (10.71%) CRM Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (75.00%) Scrum
3 16 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 11 (39.29%) Project Management
4 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Test Management
5 10 (35.71%) System Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
6 6 (21.43%) CRM
7 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
7 5 (17.86%) OWASP
7 5 (17.86%) SDLC
8 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
9 3 (10.71%) Web Development
9 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
9 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.71%) Information Security
10 2 (7.14%) Change Management
10 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 15 (53.57%) ISEB
3 11 (39.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) QA
2 5 (17.86%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Microsoft