Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester is $69,924 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Internet Information Server (IIS), UNIX, Visual Basic (VB), Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Total Pay (?
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$43,338 - $99,680
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MEDIAN: $69,924
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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Total Pay (?
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$13.43 - $60.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,338 - $99,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,884  
Profit Sharing
$783 - $14,795  
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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$40,599 - $114,748  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 461
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.43 - $60.32  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $73.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,884  
   
Profit Sharing
$783 - $14,795  
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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$40,599 - $114,748  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 461
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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 Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Seattle
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National Average
$72,000
Chicago
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Columbus
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$72,000

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

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 16%
UNIX
up arrow 14%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 13%
Oracle
up arrow 12%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 11%
e-Commerce
up arrow 10%
Linux
up arrow 9%
Java
up arrow 8%
Regression Testing
up arrow 8%
SQL
up arrow 7%
National Average
$72,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

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Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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