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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salary

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester earns an average salary of $71,462 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, e-Commerce, UNIX, and Oracle.
$45,059 - $100,287
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $71,461
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$13.40 - $61.06
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,059 - $100,287  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,548  
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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$41,306 - $115,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 352
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $61.06  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $76.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,548  
   
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).
)
$41,306 - $115,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 14%


National Average
$73,000


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

Test Automation
up arrow 19%

e-Commerce
up arrow 15%

UNIX
up arrow 14%

Oracle
up arrow 11%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 9%

Java
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 7%





Linux
up arrow 5%

National Average
$73,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

System Testing
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%