What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »
Browse Categories

Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salary

The average IT Quality Assurance Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $59K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While close to a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a strong majority have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most IT Quality Assurance Analysts. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent.
$39,707 - $81,998
(Median)
40K
47K
59K
72K
82K
MEDIAN: $58,835
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.28 - $50.11
(Median)
13
19
29
41
50
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,707 - $81,998  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $5,000  
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).
)
$38,330 - $87,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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.
)
$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $50.11  
   
Overtime
$19.34 - $96.96  
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $5,000  
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).
)
$38,330 - $87,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
United States (change)

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Compensation may increase greatly for IT Quality Assurance Analysts who advance to upper-end positions like IT Quality Assurance Manager. Median pay for IT Quality Assurance Managers is $93K per year.

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT


Survey results show that IT Quality Assurance Analysts use a fair number of 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 Software Test as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Project Management and Test Planning also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with 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.


IT Quality Assurance Analysts with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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 $69K. IT Quality Assurance Analysts bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $79K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salaries



SQL
0%

National Average
$60,000

Test Planning
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Software Test
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 21%