A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead earns an average salary of $82,362 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Selenium Automated Test Tool is associated with high pay for this job.
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$57,630 - $112,314
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$58K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,361
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$19.25 - $60.48
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$19
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$60
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,630 - $112,314  
   
Bonus
$996 - $12,544  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $12,299  
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$55,822 - $120,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 626
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$19.25 - $60.48  
   
Overtime
$29.23 - $79.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$996 - $12,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $12,299  
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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$55,822 - $120,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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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National Average: $83,961

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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
$84,000


Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salaries



Test Automation
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Leadership
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National Average
$84,000

Web Software Quality Assurance (QA)
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Java
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Test Planning
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Software Test
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Microsoft Office
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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