Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester with Test Planning Skills Salary

Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Test Planning skills take home approximately $67K per year on average. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Test Planning skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,489 - $111,340
$46K
$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,101
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$14.59 - $69.04
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$69
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,489 - $111,340  
   
Bonus
$919 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$4,943  
Total Pay (?
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$46,677 - $121,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $69.04  
   
Overtime
$22.67 - $46.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$919 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,943  
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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$46,677 - $121,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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.


For many Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Test Planning skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $72K. Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Test Planning skills bring in $88K after working for 10 to 20 years. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $109K.

Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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