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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 247 238 235
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Permanent jobs citing RAD 7 7 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.096% 0.10% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.13% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 24
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,391 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +0.97%
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
6069 5496 6374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.96% 80.92% 79.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5225 4587 5614
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 December 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
Cheshire - 6 £40,000 -
Manchester -33 1 £30,000 -20.00%
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) Scrum
2 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) ISEB
3 8 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) Degree
3 8 (66.67%) JIRA
3 8 (66.67%) QA
3 8 (66.67%) Selenium
3 8 (66.67%) FitNesse
3 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (16.67%) C++
6 2 (16.67%) Delphi
6 2 (16.67%) Pascal
6 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
6 2 (16.67%) FireMonkey
6 2 (16.67%) Relational Database

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) ActiveReports
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
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
2 2 (16.67%) FireMonkey
3 1 (8.33%) Ant
3 1 (8.33%) Toad
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) ERwin
3 1 (8.33%) Log4j
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Tester
1 8 (66.67%) QA Tester
1 8 (66.67%) Software Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XSD
2 1 (8.33%) JMS
2 1 (8.33%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) EJB
2 1 (8.33%) Servlets
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Pascal
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Delphi
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) Actimize