Mid-Career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers is around $69K annually. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Male Mid-Career Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,128 - $97,495
$49K
$75K
$97K
MEDIAN: $74,578
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$23.01 - $71.48
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$71
MEDIAN: $49.43
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$0$110K
Salary $49,128 - $97,495
Bonus $0.00 - $5,759
Profit Sharing $0.90 - $31,957
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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$50,664 - $110,711
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 2 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 141
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $23.01 - $71.48
Overtime $38.17
Annual Data $0$110K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,759
Profit Sharing $0.90 - $31,957
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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$50,664 - $110,711
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 2 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Developing software programs often requires millions of lines of coding, and testing and quality assurance are essential. A software quality assurance (SQA) lead tester ensures that the software functions as intended before it is released to the enterprise or retail sales markets.

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Tasks

  • Shape and grow a team of testers.
  • Analyze test results and communicate with other teams to resolve software defects.
  • Contribute to planning software development process to produce high quality products.
  • Create and implement tests, test cases, and design specifications.

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Job Listings

Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
5-9 years
77%
10-19 years
23%

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Test Automation
▲26%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲8%

SQL
▲6%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼0%

National Average
$79,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼6%

System Testing
▼7%

Test Planning
▼10%

Regression Testing
▼11%

Java
▼12%

Project Management
▼13%

Microsoft Office
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 14%