Test Analyst Salary

Median pay for Test Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $63K annually. Cash earnings for Test Analysts — including $10K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $38K to $86K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Male Test Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 62 percent of professionals. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,367 - $86,561
$42K
$63K
$87K
MEDIAN: $62,816
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$11.67 - $40.04
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$0$87K
Salary $42,367 - $86,561
Bonus $491.32 - $9,845
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $7,164
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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$37,896 - $87,853
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 131
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $11.67 - $40.04
Overtime $28.13
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $491.32 - $9,845
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $7,164
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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$37,896 - $87,853
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42

Job Description for Test Analyst

The test analyst works as part of a larger team with the goal of ensuring quality, product performance, and excellence in operations. This may include identifying inefficiencies or deterrents to workflow, as well as proposing solutions. The test analyst is responsible for testing, analyzing, and compiling data, as well as generating reports. Test analysts may be called upon to investigate failures in product, process, or machinery; it is also their duty to recommend modifications, based on testing, to design or process. They also may have to manage the projects to implement changes.

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Test Analyst Tasks

  • Create test scripts, cases and automation, evaluating their success, and training others in their use.
  • Assist in developing schedules, timelines, and reporting progress.
  • Incorporate test results and changes, and execute plans according to schedule.
  • Analyze workflows, specifications, and documentation to improve bug detection.

Common Career Paths for Test Analyst


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Test Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Test Analyst


Popular Skills for Test Analyst


Survey results imply that Test Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Software Test, and System Testing are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Software Test also know System Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for Test Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Test Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Test Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Test Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Test Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 30 salaries. A Test Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 5 salaries.

Test Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Test Analyst?

Test Analyst in Nairobi:
"Good culture, work flexibility with a good working environme."
Pros: It's challenging and very wide, hence gives one the motivation to work to be the best at what they do. It's enjoyable to Test applications.
Cons: Escalating the bugs found to the developers but getting the resolution very delayed.

Test Analyst in Iowa City:
"Easy and not very challenging."
Pros: The hours and freedom to work at your own pace.
Cons: It's not challenging or rewarding as I would like my career to be.

Test Analyst in Durham:
"Good Overall."
Pros: The people I work with, and the challenges I encounter at work everyday.
Cons: There is not enough training in my opinion and some people are not that friendly or social.

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Key Stats for Test Analyst

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Test Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$61,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Test Analyst Salaries

Test Automation
▲7%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲3%



National Average
$61,000


Black Box Testing
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 21%