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Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salary

For IT Quality Assurance Analysts, annual average wages total $59K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of IT Quality Assurance Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women IT Quality Assurance Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a strong majority receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,233 - $82,180
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,130
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$14.95 - $50.11
(Median)
$15
$30
$50
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,233 - $82,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $5,087  
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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$38,213 - $87,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $50.11  
   
Overtime
$19.60 - $61.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $5,087  
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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$38,213 - $87,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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 go on to become IT Quality Assurance Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for IT Quality Assurance Managers is $94K annually.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT


Survey results suggest that IT Quality Assurance Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Web Software Quality Assurance, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, SQL, and Test Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Regression Testing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Software Test and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $68K. IT Quality Assurance Analysts bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $79K on average.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%



National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salaries


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Test Planning
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Software Test
up arrow 22%

Regression Testing
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 20%
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