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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 216 255 234
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -21
Permanent jobs citing RAD 15 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.043% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.050% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 14
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
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
4812 6019 5619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.41% 85.66% 84.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 5083 4676
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 2016. 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
Cheshire - 10 £30,000 -
Manchester +21 4 £37,500 -6.25%
Merseyside - 1 - -
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 27 (90.00%) Web Services
1 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (86.67%) Scrum
2 26 (86.67%) Selenium
2 26 (86.67%) SDLC
3 25 (83.33%) Degree
3 25 (83.33%) Windows
4 22 (73.33%) ISEB
4 22 (73.33%) HP UFT
4 22 (73.33%) Automated Testing
4 22 (73.33%) FitNesse
4 22 (73.33%) Test Scripting
4 22 (73.33%) Manual Testing
4 22 (73.33%) Test Automation
4 22 (73.33%) Cucumber
5 13 (43.33%) JIRA
6 12 (40.00%) QA
6 12 (40.00%) Process Improvement
6 12 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 12 (40.00%) Defect Management
6 12 (40.00%) Finance
7 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 7 (23.33%) SQL
9 6 (20.00%) HTML
9 6 (20.00%) Java
9 6 (20.00%) Struts
9 6 (20.00%) Hibernate
9 6 (20.00%) Spring
9 6 (20.00%) HTML5
10 5 (16.67%) Hudson

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) JBoss
2 4 (13.33%) Node.js
2 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.33%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) DB2
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (86.67%) Selenium
2 22 (73.33%) Cucumber
2 22 (73.33%) FitNesse
2 22 (73.33%) HP UFT
3 13 (43.33%) JIRA
4 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.67%) Hudson
4 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (13.33%) Ant
5 4 (13.33%) Artifactory
5 4 (13.33%) ClearCase
5 4 (13.33%) Gradle
5 4 (13.33%) Maven
5 4 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
7 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (73.33%) Automated Tester
1 22 (73.33%) Software Tester
1 22 (73.33%) Tester
2 12 (40.00%) QA Tester
2 12 (40.00%) Software QA Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Delphi Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Java Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Principal Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.33%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (90.00%) Web Services
2 6 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) HTML5
2 6 (20.00%) Spring
2 6 (20.00%) Struts
3 5 (16.67%) CSS
3 5 (16.67%) CSS3
3 5 (16.67%) EJB
3 5 (16.67%) J2EE
3 5 (16.67%) JMS
3 5 (16.67%) JSP
3 5 (16.67%) Servlets
3 5 (16.67%) XML
4 4 (13.33%) WSDL
4 4 (13.33%) XSD
5 2 (6.67%) .NET
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (86.67%) Scrum
2 26 (86.67%) SDLC
3 22 (73.33%) Automated Testing
3 22 (73.33%) Manual Testing
3 22 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 22 (73.33%) Test Scripting
4 12 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 12 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Process Improvement
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.33%) DevOps
5 4 (13.33%) High Availability
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) Change Control
6 2 (6.67%) MVC
6 2 (6.67%) OO
6 2 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) Apple Swift
3 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 4 (13.33%) Groovy
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) Objective-C
3 4 (13.33%) Perl
3 4 (13.33%) Python
3 4 (13.33%) Ruby
4 2 (6.67%) C
4 2 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) Delphi
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
4 2 (6.67%) VB
4 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (83.33%) Degree
2 22 (73.33%) ISEB
3 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (13.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle