Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salary

IT Quality Assurance Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $61K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of IT Quality Assurance Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of IT Quality Assurance Analysts (60 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$44,366 - $91,208
$44K
$65K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,516
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50%
90%

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$16.99 - $56.00
$17
$23
$56
MEDIAN: $22.96
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$0$95K
Salary $44,366 - $91,208
Bonus $484.79 - $5,152
Profit Sharing $6,731
Total Pay (?
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$41,295 - $95,225
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $16.99 - $56.00
Overtime $31.30
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $484.79 - $5,152
Profit Sharing $6,731
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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$41,295 - $95,225
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

Job Description for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT

An information technology (IT) quality assurance analyst helps ensure products such as computer software, electronics, and other technology-related products are ready for release to the public. Similar to a quality assurance professional in other fields, the IT quality assurance analyst tests electronics and technology products, searching for any glitches or technical issues that prevent the product from working correctly. Ideally, the analyst identifies any problems prior to general release so that customers can use the product without difficulty or requiring assistance from the manufacturer. It is not always possible to test for every potential flaw, but IT quality assurance analysts help to keep the number of issues minimal.

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Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Tasks

  • Automate test cases.
  • Verify fixes.
  • Validate and document completion of testing and development.
  • Find bugs, defects, and regressions.
  • Design, implement, execute and debug information technology test cases and scripts.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT


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IT Quality Assurance Analysts who advance into the role of an IT Quality Assurance Manager are fairly uncommon. IT Quality Assurance Managers on average earn $94K per year. Quality Assurance Engineers or Test Automation Engineers are common next-step roles for IT Quality Assurance Analysts moving up in their careers; annual pay for Quality Assurance Engineers is $23K higher on average, and it's $27K higher for Test Automation Engineers.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT


Survey results suggest that IT Quality Assurance Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Web Software Quality Assurance, Test Planning, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Regression Testing, and Software Test. Those proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Web Software Quality Assurance (QA).

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance Analyst, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance Analyst, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance Analyst, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance Analyst, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 33 salaries. A Quality Assurance Analyst, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,778

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For IT Quality Assurance Analysts, busy Charlotte offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. IT Quality Assurance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Jacksonville (+10 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Tampa (+5 percent).

Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Assurance Analyst, IT?

Quality Assurance Analyst, IT in Atlanta:
"Management."
Pros: Flexibility, Professional Knowledge and growth.
Cons: Crisis calls all times.

Quality Assurance Analyst, IT in Minneapolis:
"It is challenging learning how a system works."
Pros: I like working with people.
Cons: Making mistakes.

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance Analyst, IT

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

▲12%

National Average
$64,000

▼2%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Analyst, IT Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Web Software Quality Assurance (QA)
▼3%

Test Planning
▼3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼4%

SQL
▼5%

Software Test
▼11%

Regression Testing
▼16%

Project Management
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 18%