Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Salary

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager earns an average salary of $98,280 per year. A skill in Test Automation is associated with high pay for this job.

$69,270 - $130,501
(Median)
$69K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,279
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$26.81 - $68.51
(Median)
$27
$47
$69
MEDIAN: $46.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,270 - $130,501  
   
Bonus
$1,016 - $16,124  
Profit Sharing
$1,978 - $14,795  
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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$69,676 - $139,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 879
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Hourly Rate
$26.81 - $68.51  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,016 - $16,124  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,978 - $14,795  
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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$69,676 - $139,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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



National Average
$102,000



Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Salaries



SQL
up arrow 5%

Software Test
up arrow 4%

Web Software Quality Assurance (QA)
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Project Management
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National Average
$102,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Test Planning
up arrow 1%

Automated Testing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 6%