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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst is $57,696 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salary (?
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$38,928 - $79,262
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MEDIAN: $57,696
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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salary (?
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$17.11 - $46.63
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,928 - $79,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,202  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $7,757  
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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$39,435 - $86,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 485
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $46.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,202  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $7,757  
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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$39,435 - $86,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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 Difference By Location

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Chicago
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Nashville
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$59,000
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries

Test Planning
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Test Automation
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Software Test
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System Testing
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Regression Testing
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$59,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 13%