Test Analyst Salary

Pay for Test Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $62K annually. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — close to one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$42,696 - $83,458
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$62K
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MEDIAN: $61,670
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$11.63 - $41.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,696 - $83,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,978  
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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$39,401 - $84,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $41.25  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $32.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,978  
   
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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$39,401 - $84,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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

  • 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

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $49K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $77K.

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Key Stats for Test Analyst

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Test Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$60,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Test Analyst Salaries

Test Automation
▲9%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲5%




Black Box Testing
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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