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Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salary

Median pay for IT Quality Assurance Analysts in the United States is around $59K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for IT Quality Assurance Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of IT Quality Assurance Analysts (56 percent) survey respondents. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a strong majority have dental coverage, approximately one in five claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,322 - $82,054
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,057
10%
50%
90%

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$14.97 - $50.06
(Median)
$15
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
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
$39,322 - $82,054  
   
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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$38,125 - $86,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate 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$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $50.06  
   
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.
)
$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).
)
$38,125 - $86,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like IT Quality Assurance Manager, where median compensation is $93K annually.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills 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 proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


IT Quality Assurance Analysts with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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 claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $70K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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 4%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Test Planning
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Software Test
up arrow 22%

Regression Testing
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
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: 21%
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