Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software) Salary

Senior Software Quality Assurance Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $80K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. There are more male Senior Software Quality Assurance Analysts than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 61 percent. For the most part, Senior Software Quality Assurance Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,513 - $97,774
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$80K
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MEDIAN: $79,718
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$22.35 - $59.45
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$0$102K
Salary $57,513 - $97,774
Bonus $489.36 - $10,083
Profit Sharing $1,000
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$57,992 - $102,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 311
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $22.35 - $59.45
Overtime $31.54
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $489.36 - $10,083
Profit Sharing $1,000
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).
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$57,992 - $102,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44

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Job Description for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software)

Senior quality assurance (QA) analysts for computer software are in charge of analyzing software programs to ensure high quality and eliminate programming issues. They are responsible for overseeing the correct functioning of software code and ensuring company requirements are met before product shipping. Senior QA analysts troubleshoot code using complex industry programs to detect low-quality and resource-intensive code. They work closely with different teams in their organization, plan and complete performance tests using automated means, lead testing procedures, and create detailed reports. They also help train support staff, participate in mentoring tasks, document product defects, and participate in requirement reviews as needed. They also design test approaches. Senior QA analysts work directly with software developers and project management to form cohesive goals, but they also need to be able to work by themselves with minimal supervision. They report their progress to the software quality supervisor in their department.

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Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software) Tasks

  • Uses knowledge of computers and electronics to create and execute clear, comprehensive tests which detect potential programming issues with software solutions.
  • Reports progress to the software quality supervisor.
  • Works with different teams to ensure that tests are carried out successfully.
  • Analyzes software test results and recommends a course of action if necessary to ensure that performance standards demanded by the organization are maintained.

Common Career Paths for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software)


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Many Senior Software Quality Assurance Analysts move into a Software Quality Assurance Lead role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Software Quality Assurance Leads on average bring in a similar salary to Senior Software Quality Assurance Analysts.

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Popular Skills for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software)


Senior Software Quality Assurance Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, Regression Testing, System Testing, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Automation Scripting, Agile, and Project Management. It is often found that people who know Software Test are also skilled in Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software)

Pay by Experience for a Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software) has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 214 salaries. An experienced Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 169 salaries. A Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,180

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Software Quality Assurance Analysts, Minneapolis provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. Senior Software Quality Assurance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+8 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), Seattle (+6 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst's salary, with Sacramento Senior Software Quality Assurance Analysts earning salaries that are 25 percent less than the national average. Boston and Pittsburgh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 7 percent less than the median.

Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software)?

Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software) in Murray:
"Make money breaking things."
Pros: Intra-office cooperation and flexible hours.
Cons: Commute, commute and commute.

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Key Stats for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software)

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software) Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$82,000

▼2%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst (Computer Software) Salaries

Java
▲9%



SQL
▼0%

Team Leadership
▼0%

National Average
$82,000






Black Box Testing
▼5%

Project Management
▼6%

Agile
▼9%

Automation Scripting
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 14%
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