A Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) earns an average salary of $53,820 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 Test Planning.
Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Total Pay (?
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$36,072 - $78,704
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MEDIAN: $53,819
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Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Total Pay (?
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$12.69 - $41.44
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,072 - $78,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,353  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,000  
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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$34,680 - $82,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,544
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $41.44  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $47.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,353  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,000  
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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$34,680 - $82,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,544
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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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$55,000
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Experience Affects Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$55,000

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Gender
Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 17%
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