Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salary

The average pay for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst is $57,992 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$42,519 - $80,553
$43K
$58K
$81K
MEDIAN: $57,549
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$15.43 - $45.46
$15
$23
$45
MEDIAN: $23.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$42,519 - $80,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$41,010 - $83,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $45.46  
   
Overtime
$21.58 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
   
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$41,010 - $83,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst

Software quality assurance (SQA) analysts are in charge of ensuring that software packages contain no errors by analyzing development data. They implement test plans using diverse troubleshooting computer applications. In addition, they develop automation tests and maintenance tasks. They must pay strong attention to detail during the code cycle and program methods to reduce computer errors.

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Tasks

  • Write, implement, and document test cases to identify bugs and rewrite requirements.
  • Conduct exploratory testing to evaluate robustness and functionality of products.
  • Design, develop, and implement automated testing systems, and evaluate output.
  • Communicate feature interaction problems and identify coding problems across the system.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 140 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 32 salaries. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,302

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Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries

▲32%

▲29%

▲15%

National Average
$58,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries



SQL
▲4%


Regression Testing
▲4%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲3%



Software Test
▲1%


National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 11%
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