IT Quality Assurance Analysts in the United States take home an average $60K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female IT Quality Assurance Analysts survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for IT Quality Assurance Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,061 - $80,642
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MEDIAN: $59,659
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$17.70 - $48.50
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$18
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$48
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,061 - $80,642  
   
Bonus
$375.00 - $4,098  
Profit Sharing
$3,189  
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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$40,725 - $83,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.70 - $48.50  
   
Overtime
$25.34 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$375.00 - $4,098  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,189  
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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$40,725 - $83,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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 sometimes assume positions such as IT Quality Assurance Managers. That role pays $94K per year on average. When IT Quality Assurance Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Quality Assurance Engineers or Test Automation Engineers. Those roles pay an additional $23K and $28K, respectively.

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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 Test Planning, Web Software Quality Assurance, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Regression Testing, and Software Test. The majority of those who know 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $52K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $64K. IT Quality Assurance Analysts see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. IT Quality Assurance Analysts who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $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

Test Planning
up arrow 2%

Web Software Quality Assurance (QA)
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$60,000

SQL
up arrow 2%

Software Test
up arrow 6%

Regression Testing
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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