Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salary

The average pay for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst is $57,594 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$40,642 - $81,090
(Median)
$41K
$58K
$81K
MEDIAN: $57,594
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$16.36 - $45.93
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$46
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,642 - $81,090  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,715  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $9,787  
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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$40,060 - $87,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.36 - $45.93  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,715  
   
Profit Sharing
$817 - $9,787  
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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$40,060 - $87,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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

National Average: $59,249

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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 22%


National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salaries

Web Software Quality Assurance (QA)
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Regression Testing
up arrow 3%

Black Box Testing
up arrow 1%

Test Automation
up arrow 1%

Test Planning
0%

National Average
$59,000

System Testing
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Software Test
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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