Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Software Quality Assurance
Professional

United States Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha
IL - IN - WI
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$75,036

Experience Requirement

4 Years and 7 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,176 at 4.23%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 7 Months: $75,036 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $61,541 & $88,530; and, 5% of Jobs top $107,946.

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% $114,251
5% $107,946
10% $100,676
25% $88,530
33% $83,653
50% $75,036
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 7 Months Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $72,522 $77,550
25% $68,661 $81,411
33% $66,418 $83,653
50% $61,541 $88,530
67% $55,680 $94,391
95% $35,820 $114,251
Salary Average =

$75,036

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 4 Years and 7 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years and 7 Months $71,240 $3,796 at 5.33%
4 Years and 7 Months $75,036 $3,176 at 4.23%
5 Years and 7 Months $78,211 $2,730 at 3.49%

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: $52,950 at the low experience of 9 Months; $75,036 at the average experience of 4 Years and 7 Months; and, $85,298 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
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 9 Months $52,950 $8,525 at 16.1%
Average 4 Years and 7 Months $75,036 $3,175 at 4.23%
Top 8 Years and 6 Months $85,298 $1,938 at 2.27%

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

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha, IL - IN - WI:

Illinois,
Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia, Barrington, Berwyn, Bollingbrook, Boone, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Calumet City, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Chicago Heights, Chicago, Cicero, Cook County, Crystal Lake, De Kalb County, De Kalb, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, DuPage County, East Chicago, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Grundy County, Hanover Park, Harvard, Harvey, Highland Park, Hines, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Itasca, Joliet, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lansing, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lombard, Maywood, McHenry County, Morris, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Naperville, Niles, Norridge, North Chicago, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Ogle, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Plano, Riverside, Riverwoods, Rochelle, Rockford, Rolling, Romeoville, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, St Charles, Streamwood, Tinley Park, Vernon Hills, Warrenville, Waukegan, Westchester, Wheaton, Wheeling, Will County, Wilmette, Winebago, Wood Dale and Woodridge;
Indiana,
Cedar Lake, Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake County, Lake, Merrilvilee, Merrilville, Portage, Porter County, and Valparaiso;
Wisconsin,
Kenosha County and Kenosha.

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