The average pay for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead is C$74,420 per year. A skill in Microsoft SQL Server is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

C$54,854 - C$90,451
C$55K
C$74K
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MEDIAN: C$73,993
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C$19.73 - C$72.31
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MEDIAN: C$46.08
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Salary C$54,854 - C$90,451
Bonus C$14.79 - C$10,010
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$4,055
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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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C$54,327 - C$97,794
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 275
Hourly Data C$0C$72
Hourly Rate C$19.73 - C$72.31
Overtime C$38.00
Annual Data C$0C$97K
Bonus C$14.79 - C$10,010
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$4,055
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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C$54,327 - C$97,794
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

Software quality assurance (SQA) leads play a critical role in every software-producing company. SQA leads are expected to test and maintain software products before they are released for mass production or to the public. They coordinate a team of QA staff and create a plan to identify, analyze and document defects, functions, errors, and more in software. SQA leads work with their team members brainstorm and write test cases, create and execute automatic test scripts, and review computer logs or reports to identify errors. Depending on the lead, they may also be expected to contribute beyond testing or quality control.

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tasks

  • Lead quality assurance process from test design to final reports.
  • Communicate test results and ongoing needs to management.
  • Maintain and deploy patches, fixes, and new software.
  • Guide and participate in bug testing, identification, and problem solving.

Common Career Paths for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead


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Popular Skills for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

Pay by Experience for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$63,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$77,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$84,000 based on 63 salaries. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$96,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$75,834

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Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
C$76,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salaries



SQL
▲7%

Test Automation
▲4%



▲2%



National Average
C$76,000



Oracle
▼4%

Linux
▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 11%