An average Mid-Career Software Quality Assurance Lead Tester can expect to take home roughly $72K annually. Male Mid-Career Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$47,647 - $96,187
(Median)
$48K
$72K
$96K
MEDIAN: $71,885
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$24.03 - $71.29
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$24
$51
$71
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,647 - $96,187  
   
Bonus
$970 - $6,219  
Profit Sharing
$1,850  
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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$49,834 - $106,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.03 - $71.29  
   
Overtime
$35.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$970 - $6,219  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,850  
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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$49,834 - $106,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Test Automation
up arrow 31%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 14%

Project Management
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National Average
$76,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

System Testing
up arrow 4%

Test Planning
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 6%

Regression Testing
up arrow 7%

Java
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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