Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salary

Pay for IT Quality Assurance Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K annually. Cash earnings for IT Quality Assurance Analysts — including $5K in bonuses and $17K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $86K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women IT Quality Assurance Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for IT Quality Assurance Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,334 - $82,744
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$83K
MEDIAN: $59,575
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90%

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$16.37 - $44.85
(Median)
$16
$26
$45
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$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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IT Quality Assurance Analysts sometimes assume positions such as IT Quality Assurance Managers. That role pays $94K per year on average. IT Quality Assurance Analysts most often move into positions as Quality Assurance Engineers or Test Automation Engineers; those groups report median salaries that are $23K higher and $28K higher, 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. Those familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control also tend to 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.


IT Quality Assurance Analysts with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $52K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $67K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $70K in this role. 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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