Test Analyst Salary

An average Test Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $61K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Test Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Test Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,689 - $82,158

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$15.50 - $41.44

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,689 - $82,158  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,995  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$37,500 - $84,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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Hourly Rate
$15.50 - $41.44  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $43.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,995  
   
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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$37,500 - $84,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Software Test, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and System Testing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $66K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Test Analysts see a median salary of $68K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $82K.

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Experience Affects Test Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 12%


National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Test Analyst Salaries

Test Automation
up arrow 7%


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

System Testing
up arrow 3%

Test Planning
0%

National Average
$61,000

Black Box Testing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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