The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 26 12 7
Rank change year-on-year -14 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 2.54% 10.17% 18.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 10.53% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 14
Median salary £27,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.42% -  
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.42% -  

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 116 57 74
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 98.31% 96.61% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 110 46 62
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £19,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £37,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (25.00%) Cucumber

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle