A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst earns an average salary of $57,946 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.

$43,441 - $79,889
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$43K
$58K
$80K
MEDIAN: $57,945
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$16.00 - $44.22
(Median)
$16
$24
$44
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,441 - $79,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
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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$40,706 - $82,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $44.22  
   
Overtime
$21.74 - $41.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
   
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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$40,706 - $82,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 16%


National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries


Test Automation
up arrow 4%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 4%

Regression Testing
up arrow 3%

System Testing
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

Test Planning
up arrow 1%

Web Software Quality Assurance (QA)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Software Test
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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