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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Salary

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager earns an average salary of $97,040 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.
$67,276 - $127,998
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$67K
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$130K
MEDIAN: $97,040
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$27.05 - $67.96
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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$67,276 - $127,998  
   
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$1,174 - $16,177  
Profit Sharing
$1,976 - $14,899  
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$67,887 - $137,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 874
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$27.05 - $67.96  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,174 - $16,177  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,976 - $14,899  
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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$67,887 - $137,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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
$101,000



Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager Salaries




SQL
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Software Test
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Project Management
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Test Planning
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National Average
$101,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%