Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Software Quality Assurance:
Automated Testing

United States Location

San Jose -
- San Francisco - Oakland
CA, USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 2/1/22 to 1/31/23

Salary Average

$132,650

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 7 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,701 at 2.79%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 7 Months: $132,650 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $114,005 & $151,294; and, 5% of Jobs top $178,222.

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.

$404,082 = 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 2/1/22 to 1/31/23.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $187,017
5% $178,222
10% $168,118
25% $151,294
33% $144,426
50% $132,650
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 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% $129,178 $136,122
25% $123,845 $141,454
33% $120,873 $144,426
50% $114,005 $151,294
67% $105,710 $159,590
95% $78,283 $187,017
Salary Average =

$132,650

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 7 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 7 Months $128,347 $4,303 at 3.35%
5 Years and 7 Months $132,650 $3,701 at 2.79%
6 Years and 7 Months $136,351 $3,247 at 2.38%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary increases gradually in the first years, rises moderately with greater experience and approaches a ceiling with maturity.

Salary Growth Overall :

The increase in Salary average from low to high experience is less than that in the USA IT job market as a whole.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $94,685 at the low experience of 6 Months; $132,650 at the average experience of 5 Years and 7 Months; and, $147,663 at the top experience of 10 Years and 8 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 6 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 2/1/22 to 1/31/23.

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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 6 Months $94,685 $12,886 at 13.61%
Average 5 Years and 7 Months $132,650 $3,701 at 2.79%
Top 10 Years and 8 Months $147,663 $2,164 at 1.47%

Qualifications

Description

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

Skills

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,
    and
    Quality Assurance (QA) or Testing;
  • Automated Testing Tools.

Characteristics

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,
11.3% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
22.6% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
72.6% 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% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
13.3% of job descriptions;
Jira,
14.5% of job descriptions;
Cucumber,
8.1% of job descriptions;
UNIX Shell,
6.9% of job descriptions;
SQL (Structured Query Language),
17.7% of job descriptions;
Waterfall,
2.8% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
5.6% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
3.6% of job descriptions.

Location

San Jose - San Francisco, CA

California,
Alameda, Alameda County, Alamo, Albany, Alum Rock, Alviso, Antioch, Ashland, Atherton, Bay Area, Bay Point, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Boyes Hot Springs, Brisbane, Burlingame, Campbell, Capitola, Castre Valley, Concord, Contra Costa, Contra Costa County, Corte Madea, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, East Palo Alto, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Fairfax, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Healdsburg, Hercules, Hillsborough, Julian, Kensington, Lafayette, Larkspur, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Marin, Marin County, Martinez, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, Millbrae, Milpitas, Moraga, Mountain View, Napa, Napa County, Newark, North Fair Oaks, Novato, Oakland, Orinda, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, Richmond, Rodeo, Rohnert Park, San Anselmo, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Francisco County, San Jose, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Mateo, San Mateo County, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, San Raphael, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Santa Rosa, Saratoga, Sausalito, Scotts Valley, Silicon Valley, Solano, Solano County, Sonoma, Sonoma County, Soquel, South San Francisco, Stanford, Sunnyvale, Tara Hills, Tiburon, Timalpais Valley, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek West, Watsonville and Woodside.

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