Average Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salary

C$75,381
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$3,084
Bonus
C$2,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead is C$75,381.
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C$53k
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C$93k
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MEDIAN C$75,381
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Salary
C$53k - C$93k
Bonus
C$304 - C$10k
Profit Sharing
C$509 - C$4k
Total Pay
C$52k - C$99k

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Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

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

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 246 survey responses.
Early Career
14.6%
Mid Career
45.5%
Experienced
34.1%
Late Career
5.7%