Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers

7.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
37%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
22.2%
by 2030
WAGES
$110,140
or $52.95 hourly
VOLUME
1,476,800
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 37% (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 22.2% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers' was $110,140, or $52.95 hourly
'Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers' are paid 162.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 1,476,800 people employed as Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers.
This represents around 1.06% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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