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Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salary

For IT Quality Assurance Analysts, yearly average wages total $59K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women IT Quality Assurance Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. While some workers in this profession — close to one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a fair number have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for IT Quality Assurance Analysts is high.

$38,994 - $82,180
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$82K
MEDIAN: $58,776
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$14.95 - $50.11
(Median)
$15
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $29.00
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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
$38,994 - $82,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
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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$37,651 - $86,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
   
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).
)
$37,651 - $86,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 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. Most people skilled in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are similarly competent 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. After working for 10 to 20 years, IT Quality Assurance Analysts make a median salary of $71K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $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 3%

SQL
0%

National Average
$60,000

Test Planning
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Software Test
up arrow 21%

Regression Testing
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 20%