Test Analyst Salary

Pay for Test Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $62K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Test Analysts who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,915 - $82,027
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$40K
$62K
$82K
MEDIAN: $61,797
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$15.03 - $41.30
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,915 - $82,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,148  
Profit Sharing
$1,977  
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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$38,273 - $83,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $41.30  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $42.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,148  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,977  
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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$38,273 - $83,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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


Test Analysts report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Software Test, and Test Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Software Test also know System Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for Test Analyst

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $52K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $67K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $82K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Test Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%



National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Test Analyst Salaries

Test Automation
up arrow 7%

Software Test
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Test Planning
0%

National Average
$61,000

System Testing
up arrow 1%

Black Box Testing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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