Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salary

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester earns an average salary of $68,651 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 Selenium Automated Test Tool, UNIX, e-Commerce, Automated Testing, and Oracle.

$45,075 - $112,383
$45K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $68,651
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$14.70 - $64.71
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$65
MEDIAN: $39.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,075 - $112,383  
   
Bonus
$4.40 - $7,922  
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
Total Pay (?
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$44,870 - $120,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $64.71  
   
Overtime
$26.76 - $46.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4.40 - $7,922  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
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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$44,870 - $120,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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

  • Shape and grow a team of testers.
  • Analyze test results and communicate with other teams to resolve software defects.
  • Contribute to planning software development process to produce high quality products.
  • Create and implement tests, test cases, and design specifications.

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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,134

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Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

▲28%

▲27%

▲6%

National Average
$70,000

▼22%

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

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲33%

UNIX
▲22%

e-Commerce
▲20%

Automated Testing
▲17%

Oracle
▲16%

Linux
▲10%

Java
▲8%


SQL
▼0%

National Average
$70,000







Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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