Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 38 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 2 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 3.60% 0.87% 7.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.86% 0.89% 7.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 17
Preston median annual salary £32,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.42% +10.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £28,800 £35,625 £26,050
90th Percentile £33,000 £51,875 £42,500
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year - +12.90% +10.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Preston
Permanent vacancies in Preston with a recognized job title 233 225 203
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 97.83% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 187 204 178
Preston median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £24,363 £22,756 £21,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £48,900
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

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 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) C#
3 7 (77.78%) ISEB
4 6 (66.67%) Degree
4 6 (66.67%) Finance
4 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
5 5 (55.56%) Java
6 3 (33.33%) Selenium
7 2 (22.22%) TDD
7 2 (22.22%) BDD
8 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
8 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (11.11%) CSS
8 1 (11.11%) Web Services
8 1 (11.11%) XML
8 1 (11.11%) HP
8 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
8 1 (11.11%) HTML

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP