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Test Analyst Salary

Median pay for Test Analysts in the United States is around $61K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Male Test Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 62 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Test Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,347 - $82,460
(Median)
$37K
$61K
$82K
MEDIAN: $61,375
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$14.87 - $41.77
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$24
$42
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,347 - $82,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,790  
Profit Sharing
$308.37 - $2,017  
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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$36,499 - $84,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $41.77  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,790  
   
Profit Sharing
$308.37 - $2,017  
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).
)
$36,499 - $84,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Software Test, System Testing, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Most people skilled in Software Test are similarly competent in System Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for Test Analyst

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


For many Test Analysts, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $65K. Test Analysts see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Test Analysts who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $83K.

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Experience Affects Test Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 15%


National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Test Analyst Salaries


Test Automation
up arrow 5%

System Testing
up arrow 4%

Test Planning
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$61,000

Black Box Testing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%