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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salary

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst earns an average salary of $58,111 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.
$39,272 - $78,964
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,110
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$16.68 - $46.06
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,272 - $78,964  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,012  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $7,830  
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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$39,522 - $86,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 455
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.68 - $46.06  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,012  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $7,830  
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).
)
$39,522 - $86,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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.

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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries


Black Box Testing
up arrow 3%

Test Planning
up arrow 2%

Test Automation
up arrow 2%

System Testing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Software Test
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Regression Testing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%