The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Analyst
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 29 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 4.38% 1.05% 8.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.67% 1.05% 8.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 13
Median salary £32,000 - £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,356 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +2.55% -1.47%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Preston
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 150 95 154
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 93.75% 100.00% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 129 81 112
Median salary £33,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.53% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £25,075
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst 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 in Preston.

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Preston

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Preston region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) BDD
5 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Validation
7 1 (10.00%) Advertising
7 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) HP
7 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
7 1 (10.00%) CSS
7 1 (10.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) XML

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) BDD
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) TDD
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP