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Test Analyst Salary

The average Test Analyst in the United States earns approximately $61K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Male Test Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 65 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Test Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,355 - $82,989
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$37K
$61K
$83K
MEDIAN: $61,416
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$14.79 - $42.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,355 - $82,989  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,204  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $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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$36,857 - $85,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $42.57  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,204  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $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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$36,857 - $85,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 in pay of 5 percent. For most people, competency in Software Test indicates knowledge of 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $54K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $65K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Test Analysts see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $83K on average.

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Experience Affects Test Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 14%


National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Test Analyst Salaries


Test Automation
up arrow 5%

System Testing
up arrow 4%

Test Planning
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$61,000

Black Box Testing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%