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:
- Jersey City, NJ $83,766
- Washington, DC $80,372
- Catonsville, MD $79,446
- Ashburn, VA $76,215
- San Francisco, CA $75,246
The highest paying cities in Canada are:
- Waterloo, ON $85,302
- Ottawa, ON $84,882
- Vancouver, BC $78,323
- Toronto, ON $76,813
- Montreal, QC $72,263
The following factors affect the salary of a software tester:
- 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 https://hitekschool.com
Hitek Computer School provides Software QA&Testing Education from 2007