The average Software Test Analyst in the United States earns approximately $59K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Software Test Analysts (66 percent) survey respondents are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance.

$44,487 - $83,244
(Median)
$44K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $59,075
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,487 - $83,244  
   
Bonus
$970 - $5,969  
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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$42,717 - $83,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$30.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$970 - $5,969  
   
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).
)
$42,717 - $83,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Job Description for Software Test Analyst

A software test analyst is responsible for identifying issues with software and evaluating its overall quality throughout the development process. They must report issues with software to a supervisor or other designated individual. The software test analyst is usually responsible for identifying items to be evaluated by the test effort and defining the tests required to produce the necessary information to analyze the software; in each test cycle, the analyst needs to be able to evaluate the cycle's outcome and request any needed changes to the software.

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Software Test Analyst Tasks

  • Contribute to design of automated test framework and artifacts for ongoing and special situations.
  • Develop and execute test protocols, document results, and communicate with developers.
  • Create test specifications and programs for particular features or programs.
  • Utilize issue tracking system to record results, identify new needs, and triage quality assurance concerns.

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Experience Affects Software Test Analyst Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Software Test Analyst Salaries

Test Planning
0%

National Average
$61,000

Regression Testing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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