Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Software Quality Assurance:
Automated Testing

United States Location

United States of America

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 1/1/21 to 12/31/21

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

8 Years

Raise +1 Year

$3,358 at 2.91%

User Funded :

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 8 Years: $115,290 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $96,152 & $134,427; and, 5% of Jobs top $162,073.

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.

$282,899 = 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 1/1/21 to 12/31/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $171,104
5% $162,073
10% $151,698
25% $134,427
33% $127,377
50% $115,290
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 8 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% $111,726 $118,853
25% $106,252 $124,327
33% $103,202 $127,377
50% $96,152 $134,427
67% $87,636 $142,943
95% $59,476 $171,104
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 8 Years Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
7 Years $111,536 $3,754 at 3.37%
8 Years $115,290 $3,358 at 2.91%
9 Years $118,647 $3,038 at 2.56%

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: $50,175 at the low experience of 2 Months; $105,324 at the average experience of 5 Years and 7 Months; and, $124,679 at the top experience of 11 Years and 1 Month.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

13 Years and 11 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 1/1/21 to 12/31/21.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top



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:
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
23.3% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
55.1% 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,
7.2% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
11.4% of job descriptions;
25.8% of job descriptions;
9.7% of job descriptions;
5.5% of job descriptions;
Microsoft TFS (Team Foundation Server),
3% of job descriptions;
4.7% of job descriptions;
Scrum software methodology,
12.3% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
8.9% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
10.2% of job descriptions.


United States of America