Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Salary

A Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) earns an average salary of $58,753 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$40,333 - $82,338
$40K
$59K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,201
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50%
90%

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$14.98 - $43.24
$15
$26
$43
MEDIAN: $26.47
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,333 - $82,338  
   
Bonus
$207.59 - $7,033  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$39,006 - $84,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 943
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $43.24  
   
Overtime
$16.31 - $49.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$207.59 - $7,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$39,006 - $84,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 252

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Job Description for Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software)

Test/quality assurance (QA) analysts of computer software perform many tasks related to software development and release to ensure that the user experience is consistent, appropriate, and that the company’s software is easy to understand and use. They are ultimately responsible for the success of the testing process. They may plan and develop testing strategy, as well execute tests. They may also log issues, work to resolve problems, or report them to the appropriate group for resolution.

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Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Tasks

  • Automate test cases.
  • Verify fixes.
  • Validate and document completion of testing and development.
  • Find bugs, defects, and regressions.
  • Design, implement, execute and debug information technology test cases and scripts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software)

Pay by Experience for a Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) has a positive trend. An entry-level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 737 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 336 salaries. An experienced Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 162 salaries. A Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,312

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Key Stats for Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software)

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Salaries

▲26%

▲23%

▲17%

National Average
$59,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Salaries



SQL
▲3%

▲3%




Microsoft Word
▼0%



National Average
$59,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

Software Test
▼1%


Visual Basic (VB)
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 18%
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