The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 20 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 12 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 8.22% 3.76% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.57% 4.03% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 4
Average salary £37,500 £30,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.95% +12.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £24,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,100 £30,750
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.75% +2.30%
Test Analyst
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
140 124 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 95.89% 93.23% 97.81%
Number of salaries quoted 114 98 118
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,900 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Preston region.

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Preston

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Preston region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Preston

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs across the Preston region that cited Test Analyst in their job title 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 with Test Analyst in their job title.

1 23 (85.19%) QA
2 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (81.48%) Finance
3 20 (74.07%) Selenium
4 19 (70.37%) Java
4 19 (70.37%) WebDriver
5 18 (66.67%) QMS
6 13 (48.15%) Automation Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
8 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
8 4 (14.81%) Bugzilla
9 3 (11.11%) HP
9 3 (11.11%) ISEB
9 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 3 (11.11%) JIRA
9 3 (11.11%) Use Case
10 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
10 2 (7.41%) SDLC
10 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
11 1 (3.70%) C#
11 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
11 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
11 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (3.70%) Android
11 1 (3.70%) iPhone
11 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs across the Preston region that cited Test Analyst in their job title 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 with Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 20 (74.07%) Selenium
2 19 (70.37%) WebDriver
3 4 (14.81%) Bugzilla
3 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
4 3 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) WinRunner
5 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
5 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.70%) Calabash
5 1 (3.70%) Appium
General
1 22 (81.48%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Android
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) QMS
3 13 (48.15%) Automation Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Use Case
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.41%) SDLC
6 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Scrum
7 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Ruby
2 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (85.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft