Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Software Quality Assurance:
Automated Testing

United States Location

Colorado Springs
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 5/1/21 to 4/30/22

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

5 Years and 3 Months

Raise +1 Year

$2,477 at 3.18%

User Funded :

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 3 Months: $77,942 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $65,231 & $90,653; and, 5% of Jobs top $109,025.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$26,400 = annual salary at $15 per hour working between: 44 weeks at 40 hours a week, to, 52 weeks at 34 hours a week.

$365,834 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the highest paying US City at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 5/1/21 to 4/30/22.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $115,031
5% $109,025
10% $102,128
25% $90,653
33% $85,970
50% $77,942
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 3 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% $75,575 $80,309
25% $71,939 $83,944
33% $69,913 $85,970
50% $65,231 $90,653
67% $59,573 $96,310
95% $40,853 $115,031
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 5 Years and 3 Months Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 3 Months $75,032 $2,910 at 3.88%
5 Years and 3 Months $77,942 $2,477 at 3.18%
6 Years and 3 Months $80,419 $2,157 at 2.68%

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: $48,693 at the low experience of 1 Month; $77,942 at the average experience of 5 Years and 3 Months; and, $87,998 at the top experience of 10 Years and 5 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 4 Months = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 5/1/21 to 4/30/22.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 1 Month $48,693 $10,913 at 22.41%
Average 5 Years and 3 Months $77,942 $2,477 at 3.18%
Top 10 Years and 5 Months $87,998 $1,401 at 1.59%



Software quality assurance for automated load, stress, performance, compliance and functional testing, is the position's primary responsibility.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • Software Quality Assurance (SQA),
    Agile, Application (App), Back End, Front End, Software (SW), User Interface (UI) or Web,
    Quality Assurance (QA) or Testing;
  • Automated Testing Tools.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills requested in some job descriptions:
Project Lead,
Development Manager, Lead Developer, Project Lead, Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Team Lead, Team Supervisor or Technical Lead,
3.3% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
19% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
55.2% of job descriptions;
Financial Sector,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Finance, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street,
4.3% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
6.2% of job descriptions;
31% of job descriptions;
9% of job descriptions;
4.8% of job descriptions;
Regression Testing,
14.8% of job descriptions;
2.9% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
7.1% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
12.4% of job descriptions.


Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, El Paso, Manitou Springs, Security-Widefield and Stratmoor Hills.

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