Most quality assurance analysts list "qa," "regression," and "manual test cases" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important quality assurance analyst responsibilities here:
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Before becoming a quality assurance analyst, 65.3% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 14.5% quality assurance analysts went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most quality assurance analysts have a college degree. But about one out of every eight quality assurance analysts didn't attend college at all.
Those quality assurance analysts who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or computer science degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for quality assurance analysts include electrical engineering degrees or computer information systems degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a quality assurance analyst. We've found that most quality assurance analyst resumes include experience from CTG, Change Healthcare, and Evolent Health. Of recent, CTG had 203 positions open for quality assurance analysts. Meanwhile, there are 95 job openings at Change Healthcare and 51 at Evolent Health.
Since salary is important to some quality assurance analysts, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Meta, Blackboard, and Google. If you were to take a closer look at Meta, you'd find that the average quality assurance analyst salary is $116,827. Then at Blackboard, quality assurance analysts receive an average salary of $115,277, while the salary at Google is $111,609.
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We also looked into companies who hire quality assurance analysts from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
For the most part, quality assurance analysts make their living in the technology and health care industries. Quality assurance analysts tend to make the most in the retail industry with an average salary of $82,227. The quality assurance analyst annual salary in the finance and health care industries generally make $82,051 and $80,919 respectively. Additionally, quality assurance analysts who work in the retail industry make 12.4% more than quality assurance analysts in the professional Industry.