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

A Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) earns an average salary of $54,979 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oracle and UNIX.
Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Salary (?
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$36,154 - $77,996
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MEDIAN: $54,979
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Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Salary (?
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$13.47 - $41.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,154 - $77,996  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,954  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $7,934  
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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$34,860 - $81,679  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,060
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $41.53  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $44.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,954  
   
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $7,934  
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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$34,860 - $81,679  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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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
  • Find bugs, defects, and regressions.
  • Design, implement, execute and debug information technology test cases and scripts.
  • Validate and document completion of testing and development.
  • Automate test cases.
  • Verify fixes.

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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Charlotte
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Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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Pittsburgh
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$56,000
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Experience Affects Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
National Average
$56,000

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

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UNIX
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.NET
up arrow 8%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Software Test
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SQL
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Java
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Visual Basic (VB)
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C++
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National Average
$56,000
C#
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HTML
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Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 18%
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