A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst earns an average salary of $58,566 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 the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$43,407 - $81,065
$43K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,566
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90%

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$15.43 - $45.84
$15
$25
$46
MEDIAN: $25.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,407 - $81,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$41,265 - $85,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $45.84  
   
Overtime
$21.58 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$41,265 - $85,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,345

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Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
055
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries



SQL
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Selenium Automated Test Tool
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Test Planning
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National Average
$59,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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