The average salary for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead is C$75,381.
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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 o…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead
Agile Software Development
Black Box Testing
Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Black Box Testing and Web Software Quality Assurance (QA) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Test Planning and Agile Software Development.
Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead
An early career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$62,361 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$74,382 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$81,552 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$93,425.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 27.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (8.5% more) and Calgary, Alberta (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in London, Ontario (31.8% less), Montréal, Québec (13.2% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (5.7% less).
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