Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers

7.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
44%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
20.8%
by 2031
WAGES
$98,220
or $47.22 hourly
VOLUME
190,120
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 44% (Start worrying)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers' job openings is expected to rise 20.8% by 2031
'Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers' was $98,220, or $47.22 hourly
'Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers' are paid 114.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as software quality assurance analysts and testers?

As of 2021 there were 190,120 people employed as Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers within the United States.
This represents around 0.13% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 741 people are employed as Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers.

Job description

Develop and execute software tests to identify software problems and their causes. Test system modifications to prepare for implementation. Document software and application defects using a bug tracking system and report defects to software or web developers. Create and maintain databases of known defects. May participate in software design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, operational characteristics, product designs, and schedules.

SOC Code: 15-1253.00

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