Test Analyst Salary

Earnings for Test Analysts in the United States come in at around $61K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Test Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. There are more male Test Analysts than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,680 - $82,219
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$82K
MEDIAN: $61,280
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$15.39 - $41.77
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$15
$29
$42
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,680 - $82,219  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,035  
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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$37,401 - $84,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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 - $7,035  
   
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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$37,401 - $84,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 suggest that Test Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 between 3 percent and 7 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.


Test Analysts who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $53K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $66K. Test Analysts see a median salary of $68K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $83K.

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Experience Affects Test Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$62,000


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
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Black Box Testing
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%
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