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. Residence and experience level 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 claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Test Planning skills making up 58 percent of survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,796 - $113,486
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$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,018
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$14.47 - $57.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,796 - $113,486  
   
Bonus
$873 - $8,243  
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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$45,165 - $118,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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
$873 - $8,243  
   
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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$45,165 - $118,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Late-Career
▲65%

Experienced
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 16%
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