Average Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester Salary

$54,658
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,500
Bonus
$1,586
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The average salary for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester is $54,658.
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$37k
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MEDIAN $54,658
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Salary
$37k - $79k
Bonus
$874 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$29k - $78k

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Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester Tasks
  • Evaluate software applications for errors and stability.
  • Debug scripts and identify system flaws.
  • Perform both manual and automated testing strategies.
  • Develop testing strategies and analysis for software programs.

Job Satisfaction for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester

3.8 out of 5
(29)
Highly Satisfied
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Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester

Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, Regression Testing, Test Planning, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Software Test.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester

An entry-level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,653 based on 28 salaries. An early career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,910 based on 107 salaries. A mid-career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,314 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,647 based on 17 salaries.
Employees with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 28.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Columbus, Ohio (9.8% more) and New York, New York (9.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (23.2% less), Seattle, Washington (8.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (7.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 197 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.2%
Early Career
54.3%
Mid Career
22.8%
Experienced
8.6%