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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salary

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst earns an average salary of $58,446 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$39,963 - $80,257
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,446
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90%

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$17.02 - $46.30
(Median)
$17
$31
$46
MEDIAN: $31.00
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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
$39,963 - $80,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,889  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $9,863  
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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$40,063 - $86,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$17.02 - $46.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $62.44  
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 - $6,889  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $9,863  
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).
)
$40,063 - $86,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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

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

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 16%


National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries


Black Box Testing
up arrow 2%

Regression Testing
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Test Planning
up arrow 1%

Test Automation
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SQL
0%

National Average
$60,000

System Testing
up arrow 1%

Software Test
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 15%
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