Test Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $62K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 60 percent of Test Analysts are male. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,124 - $84,669
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$42K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $62,345
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$11.88 - $46.54
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$12
$20
$47
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,124 - $84,669  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$38,535 - $86,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $46.54  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $32.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$38,535 - $86,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Test Analyst

The test analyst works as part of a larger team with the goal of ensuring quality, product performance, and excellence in operations. This may include identifying inefficiencies or deterrents to workflow, as well as proposing solutions. The test analyst is responsible for testing, analyzing, and compiling data, as well as generating reports. Test analysts may be called upon to investigate failures in product, process, or machinery; it is also their duty to recommend modifications, based on testing, to design or process. They also may have to manage the projects to implement changes.

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Test Analyst Tasks

  • Incorporate test results and changes, and execute plans according to schedule.
  • Analyze workflows, specifications, and documentation to improve bug detection.
  • Create test scripts, cases and automation, evaluating their success, and training others in their use.
  • Assist in developing schedules, timelines, and reporting progress.

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Popular Skills for Test Analyst


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Software Test, and Test Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. For most people, competency in Software Test indicates knowledge of System Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for Test Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $49K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $69K. Test Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $77K on average.

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Experience Affects Test Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%



National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Test Analyst Salaries

Test Automation
up arrow 9%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Software Test
up arrow 3%

Test Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

System Testing
up arrow 1%

Black Box Testing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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