Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist Salary

Median pay for Software Quality Assurance Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $69K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Software Quality Assurance Specialists is high. More than half of Software Quality Assurance Specialists (61 percent) survey respondents are men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$38,520 - $88,913
$39K
$69K
$89K
MEDIAN: $69,192
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Salary $38,520 - $88,913
Bonus $511 - $6,547
Profit Sharing $1,000
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$36,140 - $92,058
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist

Software quality assurance (SQA) specialists are in charge of overseeing the software quality control processes in their organization. They are responsible for conducting quality testing sessions to identify possible technical problems, eliminating software quality issues before shipping, and creating specialized reports regarding software bugs. They identify possible performance- and memory-related issues inside the software code, observe code discrepancies, and recommend changes to the software package. Generally, these professionals report their progress to the software lead in their department.

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist Tasks

  • Write, modify, and execute test scripts.
  • Communicate test results to implementation and development teams.
  • Maintain and update test databases and documentation.

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Popular Skills for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist


Software Quality Assurance Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Functional Analysis, Software Test, and Test Planning can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Test Planning. Those proficient in Software Test are, more often than not, also skilled in Functional Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,954

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Software Quality Assurance Specialists, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago.

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Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
9%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

National Average
$68,000

▼25%

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist Salaries



National Average
$68,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 16%
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