Quality Assurance Analyst Salary

The average salary for a Quality Assurance Analyst is $53,217 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Black Box Testing, SQL, Regression Testing, Software Test, and System Testing. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$38,216 - $76,339
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$38K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,217
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$12.68 - $36.37
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,216 - $76,339  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,784  
Profit Sharing
$203.22 - $5,980  
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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$33,230 - $78,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,018
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.68 - $36.37  
   
Overtime
$17.95 - $41.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,784  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.22 - $5,980  
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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$33,230 - $78,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 797
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Job Description for Quality Assurance Analyst

Quality assurance analysts are typically tasked with testing products to ensure that they meet the standards that a company is looking for. This means that the product is reliable, functional, and user-friendly. Quality assurance analysts can work at software companies, manufacturing plants, and any other service facilities or corporations where checking the quality of a product is important. Many quality assurance analysts work at software companies, checking the software to make sure that it is of the highest quality.

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Quality Assurance Analyst Tasks

  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate qualitative and quantitative findings from tests.
  • Monitor bug resolution efforts and track results and known defects.
  • Design, prioritize, and implement test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures.
  • Participate in process reviews to inform development of products and resolution of defects.

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What is it like working as a Quality Assurance Analyst?

Quality Assurance Analyst in Nashville:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Being a QA Analyst at my company opens many opportunities for growth. We have the option to branch out into more of the business side of things such as Project Management or if we want to go the other direction, development.
Cons: Sometimes it feels like Quality Assurance is not viewed as important or necessary, however without this department there would be a lot of issues overlooked.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Analyst Salaries


SQL
up arrow 17%






Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Training
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 491 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%
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