Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Software Quality Assurance
Professional

United States Location

United States of America
Nationwide
Metropolitan Areas

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$74,663

Experience Requirement

4 Years and 7 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,678 at 4.93%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 7 Months: $74,663 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $61,236 & $88,091; and, 5% of Jobs top $107,410.

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% $113,684
5% $107,410
10% $100,176
25% $88,091
33% $83,238
50% $74,663
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% $72,162 $77,165
25% $68,320 $81,007
33% $66,089 $83,238
50% $61,236 $88,091
67% $55,404 $93,922
95% $35,642 $113,684
Salary Average =

$74,663

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 $70,258 $4,405 at 6.27%
4 Years and 7 Months $74,663 $3,678 at 4.93%
5 Years and 7 Months $78,341 $3,157 at 4.03%

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: $48,766 at the low experience of 9 Months; $74,663 at the average experience of 4 Years and 7 Months; and, $86,528 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 $48,766 $10,089 at 20.69%
Average 4 Years and 7 Months $74,663 $3,678 at 4.93%
Top 8 Years and 6 Months $86,528 $2,234 at 2.58%

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

United States of America