Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist Salary

The average Software Quality Assurance Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $68K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Software Quality Assurance Specialists (65 percent) who took the survey are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half.

$43,292 - $90,302
$43K
$64K
$90K
MEDIAN: $64,000
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Salary $43,292 - $90,302
Bonus $507 - $8,581
Profit Sharing $1,000
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$37,736 - $94,054
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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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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Popular Skills for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist


Software Quality Assurance Specialists note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, facility with Functional Analysis and Software Test are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Most people who know Software Test also know Functional Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,942

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

Home to some of the best pay for Software Quality Assurance Specialists, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago.

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Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist Salaries

▲26%

▲17%

National Average
$65,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Specialist Salaries




National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 17%
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