Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Software Quality Assurance
Professional

United States Location

Los Angeles -
- Riverside - Orange County
CA, USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$76,367

Experience Requirement

5 Years

Raise +1 Year

$3,344 at 4.38%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years: $76,367 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $62,922 & $89,811; and, 5% of Jobs top $109,155.

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% $115,437
5% $109,155
10% $101,912
25% $89,811
33% $84,952
50% $76,367
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 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% $73,862 $78,871
25% $70,015 $82,718
33% $67,781 $84,952
50% $62,922 $89,811
67% $57,083 $95,650
95% $37,296 $115,437
Salary Average =

$76,367

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 5 Years Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years $72,413 $3,954 at 5.46%
5 Years $76,367 $3,344 at 4.38%
6 Years $79,711 $2,897 at 3.63%

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: $49,700 at the low experience of 9 Months; $74,806 at the average experience of 4 Years and 7 Months; and, $86,338 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

Los Angeles - Riverside - Orange County, CA:

California,
Adelanto, Agoura, Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Aliso Viejo, Altadena, Anaheim, Apple Valley, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Banning, Barstow, Beaumont, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Blythe, Brea, Buena Park, Burbank, Calabasas, Calimesa, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Canyon Lake, Capistrano, Carson, Cathedral City, Century City, Cerritos, Chatsworth, Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Coachella, Colton, Commerce, Compton, Corona, Costa Mesa, Covina, Culver City, Cypress, Dana Point, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, East Los Angeles, El Monte, El Segundo, Encino, Fillmore, Florence, Fontana, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Hawthorne, Hemet, Hesperia, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Huntington Park, Indio, Industry, Inglewood, Irvine, La Habra, La Mirada, La Puente, La Quinta, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Elsinore, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lawndale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Maywood, Mission Viejo, Monrovia, Montclair, Montebello, Monterey Park, Moorpark, Moreno Valley, Needles, Newbury Park, Newport Beach, Northridge, Norwalk, Ojai, Ontario, Orange County, Oxnard, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Palmdale, Paramount, Pasadena, Perris, Pico Rivera, Placentia, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Redondo Beach, Reseda, Rialto, Riverside, Riverside County, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, San Clemente, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Santa Paula, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, South Gate, Sun City, Sylmar, Temecula, Temple City, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Twentynine Palms, Universal City, Upland, Valencia, Valle Vista, Van Nuys, Veijo, Venice, Ventura, Ventura County, Victorville, Walnut, West Covina, West Hills, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Westminster, Westmont, Whittier, Willow Brook, Woodland Hills, Yorba Linda, Yucaipa and Yucca Valley.

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