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

The average Software Quality Assurance Lead Tester with Test Planning skills can expect to rake in roughly $66K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Test Planning skills who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,055 - $112,736
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$66K
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MEDIAN: $66,212
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$14.70 - $64.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,055 - $112,736  
   
Bonus
$888 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$4,943  
Total Pay (?
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$47,184 - $122,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$26.57 - $77.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$888 - $8,109  
   
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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$47,184 - $122,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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.


Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Test Planning skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $55K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $90K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $109K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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 16 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 63%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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