The average salary for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist is C$53,906 per year. A skill in Test Automation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$44,175 - C$73,477
C$44K
C$57K
C$73K
MEDIAN: C$56,518
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Salary C$44,175 - C$73,477
Bonus C$503 - C$7,331
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C$42,301 - C$74,378
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 57

Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist

Software quality assurance (SQA) specialists are in charge of overseeing the software quality control processes in their organization. They are responsible for conducting quality testing sessions to identify possible technical problems, eliminating software quality issues before shipping, and creating specialized reports regarding software bugs. They identify possible performance- and memory-related issues inside the software code, observe code discrepancies, and recommend changes to the software package. Generally, these professionals report their progress to the software lead in their department.

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist Tasks

  • Write, modify, and execute test scripts.
  • Communicate test results to implementation and development teams.
  • Maintain and update test databases and documentation.

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Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
C$58,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Mid-Career
▼12%

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist Salaries

Test Automation
▲7%

National Average
C$58,000

Test Planning
▼13%

Black Box Testing
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 6%