A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead earns an average salary of $77,947 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Total Pay (?
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$49,877 - $102,409
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MEDIAN: $77,946
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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Total Pay (?
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$19.24 - $59.64
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,877 - $102,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,166  
Profit Sharing
$87.41 - $6,013  
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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$50,265 - $110,667  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.24 - $59.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,166  
   
Profit Sharing
$87.41 - $6,013  
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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$50,265 - $110,667  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,207
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Charlotte
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Portland
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Boston
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Seattle
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Houston
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National Average
$81,000
Dallas
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salaries

National Average
$81,000

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Test Planning
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Project Management
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Software Test
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SQL
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National Average
$81,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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