A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester earns an average salary of $71,167 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are UNIX, e-Commerce, Automated Testing, and Oracle.

$46,615 - $106,856
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$47K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,167
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$14.59 - $65.69
(Median)
$15
$39
$66
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,615 - $106,856  
   
Bonus
$980 - $8,292  
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
Total Pay (?
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$45,647 - $117,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $65.69  
   
Overtime
$25.37 - $46.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$980 - $8,292  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
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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$45,647 - $117,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Developing software programs often requires millions of lines of coding, and testing and quality assurance are essential. A software quality assurance (SQA) lead tester ensures that the software functions as intended before it is released to the enterprise or retail sales markets.

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Tasks

  • Contribute to planning software development process to produce high quality products.
  • Create and implement tests, test cases, and design specifications.
  • Shape and grow a team of testers.
  • Analyze test results and communicate with other teams to resolve software defects.

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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%



National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 19%

e-Commerce
up arrow 17%

Oracle
up arrow 13%

Automated Testing
up arrow 13%

Linux
up arrow 7%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 7%

Java
up arrow 5%

National Average
$72,000

SQL
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Regression Testing
up arrow 4%



Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%


Software Test
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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