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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salary

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester earns an average salary of $72,483 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 Test Automation, UNIX, and e-Commerce.

$46,126 - $99,603
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,482
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$14.57 - $62.50
(Median)
$15
$39
$63
MEDIAN: $39.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,126 - $99,603  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,396  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $24,747  
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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$42,024 - $116,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 345
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $62.50  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $76.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,396  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $24,747  
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).
)
$42,024 - $116,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%



National Average
$75,000


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

Test Automation
up arrow 16%

UNIX
up arrow 14%

e-Commerce
up arrow 13%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%

Java
up arrow 9%

Oracle
up arrow 9%

SQL
up arrow 6%


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Regression Testing
0%

National Average
$75,000


Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

System Testing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%
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