The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 236 233 215
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Permanent jobs citing RAD 6 18 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.089% 0.25% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.30% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 33
Average salary £36,250 £50,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.50% +44.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £43,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.97% +19.44%
RAD
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5650 5925 5960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.48% 82.87% 79.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4570 4827 4921
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,889 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RAD
Salary Trend in the North West

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

RAD Salary Trend in the North West

RAD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
Manchester -5 6 £36,250 +3.57%
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 6 (54.55%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (54.55%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) XML
4 5 (45.45%) OO
4 5 (45.45%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) ISEB
5 4 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) JIRA
5 4 (36.36%) QA
5 4 (36.36%) Selenium
5 4 (36.36%) FitNesse
5 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
6 3 (27.27%) OOD
6 3 (27.27%) Replication
6 3 (27.27%) Web Design

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) ActiveReports
3 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
1 4 (36.36%) FitNesse
1 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Software Tester
1 4 (36.36%) QA Tester
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Management Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Operations Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
1 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
2 6 (54.55%) CSS
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) Ajax
5 2 (18.18%) J2EE
6 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Tandem
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 5 (45.45%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Web Design
5 3 (27.27%) OOD
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Service Management
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 2 (18.18%) UML
6 2 (18.18%) Content Management
6 2 (18.18%) Web Development
7 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) MVVM
7 1 (9.09%) CRM
7 1 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) ActionScript
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft