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Test Analyst Salary

Median pay for Test Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $62K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Test Analysts who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Test Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,581 - $82,740
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$38K
$62K
$83K
MEDIAN: $61,659
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$15.29 - $42.28
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,581 - $82,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,821  
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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$36,819 - $84,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.29 - $42.28  
   
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 - $6,821  
   
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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$36,819 - $84,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Software Test, System Testing, and Test Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 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.


Test Analysts with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $66K. Test Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. Test Analysts who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $83K.

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Experience Affects Test Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Test Analyst Salaries

Test Automation
up arrow 7%


Test Planning
up arrow 4%

System Testing
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$62,000

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
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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