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

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester earns an average salary of $70,098 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, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, e-Commerce, and Java.
Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Total Pay (?
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$43,227 - $98,729
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MEDIAN: $70,097
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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Total Pay (?
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$13.37 - $60.40
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,227 - $98,729  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $14,899  
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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$40,695 - $112,547  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.37 - $60.40  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
   
Profit Sharing
$776 - $14,899  
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).
)
$40,695 - $112,547  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 445
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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
$71,000
Chicago
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Columbus
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$71,000

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

UNIX
up arrow 16%
Oracle
up arrow 12%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 11%
Java
up arrow 10%
e-Commerce
up arrow 10%
Linux
up arrow 8%
SQL
up arrow 7%
National Average
$71,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%
System Testing
up arrow 10%

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Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

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