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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salary

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead earns an average salary of $80,179 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$53,066 - $107,451
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Salary
$53,066 - $107,451  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,286  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $19,727  
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$53,579 - $115,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,025
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$19.93 - $61.14  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.70  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,286  
   
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $19,727  
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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$53,579 - $115,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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

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

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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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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salaries



National Average
$82,000



Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salaries


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e-Commerce
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Leadership
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Test Planning
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Software Test
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Project Management
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Oracle
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UNIX
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National Average
$82,000

SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%