The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for RAD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
England / North West
Rank 255 224 245
Rank change year-on-year -31 +21  
Permanent jobs citing RAD 2 16 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.033% 0.28% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.32% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 5
Median salary £45,250 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.83% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.28% -4.70%  

RAD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5476 4968 5800
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.30% 87.94% 88.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4544 4141 4667
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing RAD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for RAD 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for RAD in the North West

RAD
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RAD in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for RAD in the North West

RAD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -27 2 £45,250 +20.66%
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing RAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for RAD.

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Scrum
2 10 (71.43%) Web Services
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 9 (64.29%) Degree
4 8 (57.14%) SDLC
4 8 (57.14%) Finance
5 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (50.00%) ISEB
5 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
5 7 (50.00%) Defect Management
5 7 (50.00%) Process Improvement
5 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 7 (50.00%) JIRA
5 7 (50.00%) QA
5 7 (50.00%) Selenium
5 7 (50.00%) FitNesse
5 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (42.86%) RUP
7 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
8 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
8 3 (21.43%) SOAP
8 3 (21.43%) UML
8 3 (21.43%) OO
8 3 (21.43%) JBoss
8 3 (21.43%) Java

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) GlassFish
1 3 (21.43%) JBoss
1 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
1 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (50.00%) FitNesse
1 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 7 (50.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 7 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 7 (50.00%) Software QA Tester
1 7 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 7 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) TOGAF Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) UX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) J2EE
2 3 (21.43%) JSTL
2 3 (21.43%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) Spring
3 2 (14.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Scrum
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 8 (57.14%) SDLC
4 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Process Improvement
4 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (42.86%) RUP
6 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
7 3 (21.43%) OO
7 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 3 (21.43%) TDD
7 3 (21.43%) UML
7 3 (21.43%) Validation
8 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 7 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) hybris