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

Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Test Planning skills can expect to earn an average of $67K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Test Planning skills (61 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Test Planning skills report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,890 - $113,291
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$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,358
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$14.47 - $57.42
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MEDIAN: $24.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,890 - $113,291  
   
Bonus
$450.00 - $8,500  
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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$45,336 - $118,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $57.42  
   
Overtime
$26.48 - $78.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$450.00 - $8,500  
   
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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$45,336 - $118,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Pay by Experience for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 22 salaries. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 7 salaries.

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 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Late-Career
▲62%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%