Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salary

IT Quality Assurance Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $59K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Women make up a slight majority of IT Quality Assurance Analysts (56 percent) survey respondents. Most IT Quality Assurance Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,387 - $82,008
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,338
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90%

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$15.15 - $49.93
(Median)
$15
$29
$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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,387 - $82,008  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
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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$38,656 - $86,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $49.93  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $80.00  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
   
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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$38,656 - $86,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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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As IT Quality Assurance Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as IT Quality Assurance Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. IT Quality Assurance Managers earn $94K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT


IT Quality Assurance Analysts generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. Those educated in Quality Assurance / Quality Control tend to be well versed in 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $68K. After working for 10 to 20 years, IT Quality Assurance Analysts make a median salary of $70K. IT Quality Assurance Analysts who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $79K.

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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 2%

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 54 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
34%
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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