The average pay for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager is $104,116 per year.

$70,270 - $138,023
(Median)
$70K
$100K
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MEDIAN: $104,116
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$35.73 - $66.98
(Median)
$36
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MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,270 - $138,023  
   
Bonus
$1,526 - $16,365  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,832  
Total Pay (?
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$72,279 - $147,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 420
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$35.73 - $66.98  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,526 - $16,365  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,832  
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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$72,279 - $147,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager

Senior quality assurance (SQA) managers are responsible for all aspects of quality control throughout the software development cycle. This involves continual development and implementation of rigorous testing methods and procedures to evaluate the quality of the developing software project. They must work closely with the entire software development team to ensure full knowledge of the proposed software design and that testing covers all aspects of intended functionality. They also work closely with clients to ensure proper priority is given to testing the aspects of the software most used and desired by the client. SQA managers provide feedback on quality to the development team to spur changes in the software development process, to the customer support team to ensure they are aware of any bugs or issues clients may have that are being addressed, and to management to make them aware of the progress being made on projects.

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Tasks

  • Lead efforts to enhance and make the testing process more efficient.
  • Develop, write and manage the execution of an overall software test strategy.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of validation procedures, test plans, and test cases.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $108,720

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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Salaries



National Average
$109,000



Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Salaries




People Management
up arrow 6%

Software Development Lifecycle
up arrow 3%

Software Test
up arrow 1%

National Average
$109,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Test Planning
up arrow 4%


SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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