Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salary

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead earns an average salary of $82,133 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$56,660 - $111,361
$57K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,133
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50%
90%

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$16.99 - $60.40
$17
$37
$60
MEDIAN: $37.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,660 - $111,361  
   
Bonus
$838 - $12,416  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $9,955  
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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$54,130 - $119,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 503
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$16.99 - $60.40  
   
Overtime
$26.63 - $80.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$838 - $12,416  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $9,955  
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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$54,130 - $119,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

Software quality assurance (SQA) leads play a critical role in every software-producing company. SQA leads are expected to test and maintain software products before they are released for mass production or to the public. They coordinate a team of QA staff and create a plan to identify, analyze and document defects, functions, errors, and more in software. SQA leads work with their team members brainstorm and write test cases, create and execute automatic test scripts, and review computer logs or reports to identify errors. Depending on the lead, they may also be expected to contribute beyond testing or quality control.

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tasks

  • Lead quality assurance process from test design to final reports.
  • Communicate test results and ongoing needs to management.
  • Maintain and deploy patches, fixes, and new software.
  • Guide and participate in bug testing, identification, and problem solving.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

Pay by Experience for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 158 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 245 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 233 salaries. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,689

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead?

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead in Ann Arbor:
"Variety."
Pros: Working as a lead means my day is constantly changing. I have meetings about projects, about the staff, and about the company.
Cons: Occasionally, there are long hours and as the Lead, I'm expected to deliver.

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Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salaries

▲21%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$84,000

▼23%

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salaries





National Average
$84,000



▼2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼2%

▼2%

SQL
▼3%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼3%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%