Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Software Quality Assurance
Professional

United States Location

Atlanta
GA
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$66,911

Experience Requirement

3 Years

Raise +1 Year

$3,509 at 5.24%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 3 Years: $66,911 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $53,545 & $80,277; and, 5% of Jobs top $99,507.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$15,080 = minimum wage annual salary in the USA.

$187,699 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $105,753
5% $99,507
10% $92,307
25% $80,277
33% $75,446
50% $66,911
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 3 Years Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $64,421 $69,401
25% $60,597 $73,225
33% $58,375 $75,446
50% $53,545 $80,277
67% $47,740 $86,082
95% $28,069 $105,753
Salary Average =

$66,911

Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
÷
Number of all Jobs at 3 Years Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
2 Years $62,433 $4,478 at 7.17%
3 Years $66,911 $3,509 at 5.24%
4 Years $70,419 $2,884 at 4.10%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $54,260 at the low experience of 9 Months; $72,164 at the average experience of 4 Years and 7 Months; and, $80,627 at the top experience of 8 Years and 6 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

11 Years and 1 Month = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top

Qualifications

Description

This position involves quality assurance of commercial and/or custom software with a focus on testing methodologies, such as: load, stress, regression, stability, performance, compatibility, white box, black box, unit, functional, automated, manual, and/or user acceptance testing.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
Quality Assurance Testing Tools,
Automated Testing Tools, Failure Test, Mercury Astra , Mercury LoadRunner, Mercury SiteManager , Mercury Test, Mercury Topaz, Mercury WinRunner, Mercury XRunner, Rational Robot, Rational SQAsuite/TeamTest, Rational Test, Rational TestStudio, RegressionTest, SegueSilk, Stress Test or Testing Tools.;
Quality Assurance,
Quality Assurance, QA, Software Quality Assurance, SQA, Test Engineer or Tester.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
Manager,
19% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
7% of job descriptions,
Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MA/MS in Information Technology, MA/MS in Information Science, Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science Degree or Ph.D.;
Mercury Software,
30% of job descriptions,
Mercury LoadRunner, Mercury SiteManager, Mercury Test, Mercury Topaz, Mercury WinRunner or Mercury XRunner;
Rational Software,
5% of job descriptions,
Rational ClearCase, Rational Robot, Rational SQAsuite|TeamTest, Rational Suite, Rational Test or Rational TestStudio;
Ruby-On-Rails,
4% of job descriptions;
PHP,
5% of job descriptions;
TCP/IP,
5% of job descriptions;
Mobile Computing,
5% of job descriptions;
Financial Trading System,
3% of job descriptions,
Bloomberg, MarketData, Trading Application, Trading Platform, Trading Software, Trading Solution or Trading System;
Security Clearance,
4% of job descriptions;
Boston-Worcester-Lawrence-Lowell-Brockton, MA-NH,
6% of jobs;
Atlanta, GA,
4% of jobs.

Location

Atlanta, GA:

Georgia,
Alpharetta, Atlanta, Barrow County, Bartow County, Belvedere, Brookhaven, Carroll County, Carrollton, Cartersville, Chamblee, Cherokee County, Clarkson, Clayton County, Cobb County, College Park, Conley, Conyers, Coweta County, Decatur, DeKalb County, Doraville, Douglas County, Druid Hills, Duluth, Dunaire, Dunwoody, East Marietta, East Point, Fair Oaks, Fayette County, Forest Park, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gresham Park, Griffin, Gwinnett County, Hapeville, Henry County, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Monroe, Newman, Newnan, Newton County, Norcross, North Decatur, Panthersville, Paulding County, Peachtree City, Pendley Hills, Pickens County, Rockdale County, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Scottdale, Smyrna, South Decatur, Spalding County, Suwanee, Tucker, Walton County, Walton and Winder.

These locations are all included in the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).