Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salary

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester earns an average salary of $73,113 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, Software Test, and e-Commerce.

$46,438 - $102,214
(Median)
$46K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,113
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$14.38 - $61.94
(Median)
$14
$39
$62
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,438 - $102,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,668  
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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$42,087 - $117,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 345
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $61.94  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $61.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,668  
   
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).
)
$42,087 - $117,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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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 15%

UNIX
up arrow 13%

e-Commerce
up arrow 12%

Software Test
up arrow 12%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%

Oracle
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 7%

Java
up arrow 6%

Test Planning
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Regression Testing
0%

National Average
$75,000


Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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