Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salary

IT Quality Assurance Analysts in the United States take home an average $59K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women IT Quality Assurance Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men.

$39,382 - $82,099
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,393
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50%
90%

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$15.08 - $49.46
(Median)
$15
$29
$49
MEDIAN: $28.00
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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
$39,382 - $82,099  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,017  
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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$38,502 - $86,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $49.46  
   
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 - $5,017  
   
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).
)
$38,502 - $86,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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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For IT Quality Assurance Analysts, progressing to an IT Quality Assurance Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an IT Quality Assurance Manager can earn $94K annually.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT


IT Quality Assurance Analysts report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $68K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $70K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $79K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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 53 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 19%
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