Test Analyst Salary

Test Analysts in the United States take home an average $61K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Test Analysts (64 percent) survey respondents are male. The majority of Test Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,725 - $82,098
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$82K
MEDIAN: $61,075
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$15.39 - $41.77
(Median)
$15
$29
$42
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,725 - $82,098  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,995  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $2,035  
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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$37,466 - $84,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.39 - $41.77  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,995  
   
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $2,035  
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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$37,466 - $84,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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


Survey results imply that Test Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Software Test, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and System Testing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. It is often found that people who know Software Test are also skilled in System Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for Test Analyst

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


Test Analysts with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $52K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $66K. On average, Test Analysts make $68K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $83K.

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Experience Affects Test Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Test Analyst Salaries

Test Automation
up arrow 7%


System Testing
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Test Planning
0%

National Average
$61,000

Black Box Testing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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