Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salary

IT Quality Assurance Analysts in the United States take home approximately $60K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $17K, overall incomes of IT Quality Assurance Analysts spread between $40K and $86K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most IT Quality Assurance Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part.

$40,334 - $82,744
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$40K
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$83K
MEDIAN: $59,575
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$16.37 - $44.85
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$16
$26
$45
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,334 - $82,744  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $16,886  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,571 - $85,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.37 - $44.85  
   
Overtime
$26.25 - $61.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $16,886  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,571 - $85,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Job Description for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT

An information technology (IT) quality assurance analyst helps ensure products such as computer software, electronics, and other technology-related products are ready for release to the public. Similar to a quality assurance professional in other fields, the IT quality assurance analyst tests electronics and technology products, searching for any glitches or technical issues that prevent the product from working correctly. Ideally, the analyst identifies any problems prior to general release so that customers can use the product without difficulty or requiring assistance from the manufacturer. It is not always possible to test for every potential flaw, but IT quality assurance analysts help to keep the number of issues minimal.

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Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Tasks

  • Find bugs, defects, and regressions.
  • Design, implement, execute and debug information technology test cases and scripts.
  • Validate and document completion of testing and development.
  • Automate test cases.
  • Verify fixes.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT


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While not commonly seen, IT Quality Assurance Analysts who transition into an IT Quality Assurance Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for IT Quality Assurance Managers is $94K per year. Quality Assurance Engineers or Test Automation Engineers are common next-step roles for IT Quality Assurance Analysts moving up in their careers; annual pay for Quality Assurance Engineers is $23K higher on average, and it's $28K higher for Test Automation Engineers.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT


Survey results imply that IT Quality Assurance Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Web Software Quality Assurance, Test Planning, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management, Regression Testing, and Software Test. Most people who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Web Software Quality Assurance (QA).

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many IT Quality Assurance Analysts, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $52K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $70K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $79K.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salaries


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Test Planning
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Software Test
up arrow 5%

Regression Testing
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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