Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Software Quality Assurance

United States Location

Dallas - Fort Worth
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

4 Years

Raise +1 Year

$3,232 at 4.76%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years: $67,892 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $55,265 & $80,518; and, 5% of Jobs top $98,684.

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% $104,584
5% $98,684
10% $91,883
25% $80,518
33% $75,955
50% $67,892
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 4 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% $65,539 $70,244
25% $61,927 $73,857
33% $59,829 $75,955
50% $55,265 $80,518
67% $49,782 $86,002
95% $31,199 $104,584
Salary Average =


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 Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years $63,948 $3,944 at 6.17%
4 Years $67,892 $3,232 at 4.76%
5 Years $71,124 $2,738 at 3.85%

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: $49,527 at the low experience of 9 Months; $69,847 at the average experience of 4 Years and 7 Months; and, $79,299 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



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.


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.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
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;
4% of job descriptions;
5% of job descriptions;
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.


Dallas - Fort Worth, TX:

Addison, Allen, Arlington, Athens, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Celeste, Colleyville, Collin County, Commerce, Coppell, Corinth, Dallas County, Dallas, De Soto, Dennison, Denton County, Duncanville, Ellis County, Ennis, Euless, Everman, Farmers Beach, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Haltom City, Henderson County, Highland, Hood County, Hunt County, Hurst, Irving, Johnson County, Kaufman County, Keller, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Parker County, Plano, Richardson, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Rockwall County, Rowlett, Sachse, Saginaw, Sherman, Southlake, Tarrant County, Terrell, University Park, Watauga, Weatherford and White Settlement.

These locations are all included in the Dallas - Fort Worth, TX metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).