Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salary (Canada)

An Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead earns an average salary of C$62,313 per year.

C$46,187 - C$89,489
C$46K
C$64K
C$89K
MEDIAN: C$64,003
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$95K
Salary C$46,187 - C$89,489
Bonus C$0.00 - C$9,910
Profit Sharing C$491
Total Pay (?
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C$45,287 - C$95,255
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

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.

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$64,576

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Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
36%

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salaries

Agile
▲4%

National Average
C$65,000

SQL
▼1%

Agile Software Development
▼1%

Black Box Testing
▼3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼4%

Quality Improvement / QA
▼4%

Project Management
▼15%

Test Planning
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 11%