Test Analyst Salary
|Salary||$42,696 - $83,458|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,978|
|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).)
|$39,401 - $84,909|
|Hourly Rate||$11.63 - $41.25|
|Overtime||$10.14 - $32.97|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,978|
|Total Pay (||$39,401 - $84,909|
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.Read More...
A test analyst typically must have a technical background, and be comfortable applying engineering principles to real-world issues. As a minimum, a test analyst needs an associate’s degree or higher in a technical or analytical field. In addition to the degree, a test analyst often needs from one to seven years' experience with mechanics. They also need computer skills and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, test analysts are required to have strong organizational abilities, project management skills, and problem solving skills.
Test analysts often work during the day; however, they may be called upon to work during the evenings for time-sensitive projects. They often lead a quality assurance team and may be held responsible for the efficiency of that team.
Test Analyst Tasks
- Create test scripts, cases and automation, evaluating their success, and training others in their use.
- Assist in developing schedules, timelines, and reporting progress.
- Incorporate test results and changes, and execute plans according to schedule.
- Analyze workflows, specifications, and documentation to improve bug detection.
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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 System Testing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. Those proficient in Software Test are, more often than not, also skilled in System Testing.
Pay by Experience Level for Test Analyst
Pay by Experience for a Test Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Test Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Test Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Test Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 30 salaries. A Test Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 5 salaries.
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