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Average Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Salary

$60,418
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,060
Bonus
$1,965
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The average salary for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst is $60,418.
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$43k
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$60k
90%
$81k
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Bonus
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What Do Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analysts Do?

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst Tasks
  • Write, implement, and document test cases to identify bugs and rewrite requirements.
  • Conduct exploratory testing to evaluate robustness and functionality of products.
  • Design, develop, and implement automated testing systems, and evaluate output.
  • Communicate feature interaction problems and identify coding problems across the system.

Job Satisfaction for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst

3.8 out of 5
(67)
Highly Satisfied
2Reviews

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analysts?

Skills in Software Test, Test Planning, Web Software Quality Assurance (QA), SQL and System Testing are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analysts?

An entry-level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,644 based on 16 salaries. An early career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,566 based on 146 salaries. A mid-career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,647 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,712 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,067.
Employees with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 23.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina (13.9% more) and San Francisco, California (13.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (10.3% less) and Portland, Oregon (2.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 307 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.2%
Early Career
47.6%
Mid Career
25.4%
Experienced
16.6%
Late Career
5.2%