Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Salary (United States)

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager earns an average salary of $96,571 per year. A skill in Test Automation is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Total Pay (?
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$65,117 - $127,736
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MEDIAN: $96,570
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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Total Pay (?
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$30.20 - $69.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,117 - $127,736  
   
Bonus
$1,188 - $15,498  
Profit Sharing
$1,985 - $16,934  
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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$66,291 - $137,271  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 909
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.20 - $69.53  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,188 - $15,498  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,985 - $16,934  
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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$66,291 - $137,271  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 909
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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, writing and manage the execution of an overal software test strategy.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of validation procedures, test plans, and test cases.

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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Salaries

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$101,000

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Salaries

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Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%
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