Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salary

Earnings for IT Quality Assurance Analysts in the United States come in at around $61K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up the majority of IT Quality Assurance Analysts (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A strong majority report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the greater part collect vision insurance. For the most part, IT Quality Assurance Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$42,902 - $82,795
$43K
$61K
$83K
MEDIAN: $60,801
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$17.87 - $45.30
$18
$26
$45
MEDIAN: $25.97
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,902 - $82,795  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $4,637  
Profit Sharing
$3,189  
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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$42,374 - $86,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.87 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$37.17  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$484.79 - $4,637  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,189  
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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$42,374 - $86,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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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IT Quality Assurance Analysts who advance into the role of an IT Quality Assurance Manager are fairly uncommon. IT Quality Assurance Managers on average earn $94K per year. When IT Quality Assurance Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Quality Assurance Engineers or Test Automation Engineers. Those roles pay an additional $23K and $27K, respectively.

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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 pay less than market rate include Project Management, Regression Testing, and Software Test. Most people experienced in Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Web Software Quality Assurance (QA).

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance Analyst, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance Analyst, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance Analyst, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance Analyst, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 33 salaries. A Quality Assurance Analyst, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,755

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for IT Quality Assurance Analysts, Charlotte offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above the national average. IT Quality Assurance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Jacksonville (+10 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Tampa (+5 percent).

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

▲17%

▲3%

National Average
$61,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲1%

Web Software Quality Assurance (QA)
▲1%

Test Planning
▲1%

SQL
▼0%

National Average
$61,000

Software Test
▼6%

Regression Testing
▼12%

Project Management
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 18%
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