Average Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester Salary

$54,329
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,769
Bonus
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester is $54,329.
10%
$37k
MEDIAN
$54k
90%
$79k
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Salary
$37k - $79k
Bonus
$197 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$686 - $7k
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

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Popular Skills for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester

Skills in Test Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, Regression Testing, 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 $43,088 based on 24 salaries. An early career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,685 based on 99 salaries. A mid-career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,784 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,344 based on 16 salaries.
Employees with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Tester in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (22.7% less), Seattle, Washington (8.0% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (7.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 178 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.5%
Early Career
55.6%
Mid Career
21.9%
Experienced
9.0%