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

Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers take home an average $55K annually. For the most part, Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,145 - $73,075
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$54K
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MEDIAN: $54,109
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$13.68 - $40.42
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$0$80K
Salary $40,145 - $73,075
Bonus $511 - $7,559
Total Pay (?
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$39,026 - $80,045
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $13.68 - $40.42
Overtime $27.57 - $78.30
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $511 - $7,559
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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$39,026 - $80,045
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester in Research Triangle Park:
"Position Title And Pay Grade Lower Than Responsibilities."
Make sure that when you get an offer from a company that the title and pay grade being offered match the responsibilities and duties expected of you. If all the questions in the interview are about building a team, leading a team and running a team; that the Title and Pay grade are not just for testing software but for Leading the team.

Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

SQL
▲3%

Test Planning
▼0%

National Average
$55,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%

Project Management
▼2%

Regression Testing
▼7%

Microsoft Office
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 24%
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