An average Test Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $62K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Test Analysts making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, one in five claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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MEDIAN: $62,007
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,341 - $83,528  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$38,612 - $84,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $39.52  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $32.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
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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$38,612 - $84,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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


Survey results suggest that Test Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Software Test, and Test Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $49K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Test Analysts make a median salary of $61K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $74K on average.

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Key Stats for Test Analyst

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Test Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Test Analyst Salaries

Test Automation
up arrow 9%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 5%




Black Box Testing
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National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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