The average Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance Lead Tester earns approximately $55K per year. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 63 percent of Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,809 - $73,301
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$55K
$73K
MEDIAN: $54,950
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$13.96 - $40.69
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MEDIAN: $23.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,809 - $73,301  
   
Bonus
$452.13 - $7,499  
Total Pay (?
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$36,181 - $76,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$13.96 - $40.69  
   
Overtime
$25.86 - $77.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$452.13 - $7,499  
   
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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$36,181 - $76,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester in Research Triangle Park:
"Position Title And Pay Grade Lower Than Responsibilities."
Make sure that when you get an offer from a company that the title and pay grade being offered match the responsibilities and duties expected of you. If all the questions in the interview are about building a team, leading a team and running a team; that the Title and Pay grade are not just for testing software but for Leading the team.

Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
077
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

SQL
up arrow 4%

Test Planning
0%

National Average
$55,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Regression Testing
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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