Salaries of Software QA Professionals vary from company to company.

The average salary in the USA is $69,000

In Canada, the average salary is $70,000

There are also significant differences between different cities. The highest paying cities for QA professionals in the USA are:

  1. Jersey City, NJ  $83,766
  2. Washington, DC $80,372
  3. Catonsville, MD $79,446
  4. Ashburn, VA $76,215
  5. San Francisco, CA $75,246

The highest paying cities in Canada are:

  1. Waterloo, ON $85,302
  2. Ottawa, ON $84,882
  3. Vancouver, BC $78,323
  4. Toronto, ON $76,813
  5. Montreal, QC $72,263

The following factors affect the salary of a software tester:

  • Experience
  • Knowledge of Test Automation
  • Knowledge of Test Management Software
  • System-level knowledge such as Relational Databases, SQL, UNIX, version control systems, etc.

Good QA Training is mandatory for a successful career in software testing. It should be considered as a life-long process, rather than a one-time event. Find  good software testing training online and take courses every 1-2 years.

Oleg Vertlib, Director of Hitek Computer School

Hitek Computer School provides Software QA&Testing Education from 2007