Software Test Analyst Salary

The average Software Test Analyst in the United States earns approximately $59K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Software Test Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Work is enjoyable for Software Test Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,547 - $84,351
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$84K
MEDIAN: $58,557
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90%

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$19.49 - $33.96
(Median)
$19
$29
$34
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,547 - $84,351  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,672  
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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$40,889 - $82,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$19.49 - $33.96  
   
Overtime
$24.56 - $30.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,672  
   
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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$40,889 - $82,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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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Typical Software Test Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Regression Testing and Test Planning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Software Test Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Software Test Analyst Salaries

Regression Testing
up arrow 5%

Test Planning
up arrow 4%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%
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