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QA Industry Overview

Quality-assurance (QA) professionals are the ones who make sure the job is done right -- whether their QA job involves manufacturing a product, making a mortgage loan or creating a safe car.

In QA work, metrics and statistical methods are used to inspect, test and analyze products, procedures and processes.Jobs in QA are varied:

  • A materials inspector job involves finding problems and imperfections in manufactured products.
  • A mechanical inspector’s job is to check the fit, movement and operation of machines.
  • A tester’s job is to see how products hold up under use and to find ways of making products more reliable.
  • A sorter’s job is to separate goods into categories, such as length, color or fabric type.
  • A sampler’s job is to inspect portions of a product for problems or defects.
  • A weigher’s job is to measure the weight of materials used to manufacture goods.
  • A QA manager’s job involves finding and correcting product defects.
  • A QA engineer’s job is to apply mathematical and statistical modeling to manufacturing challenges.

QA Job Market

The BLS forecasts that QA job opportunities will grow 8 percent between 2010 and 2020, more slowly than the rate for all occupations. QA employment will be strongest in the pharmaceutical and medical-equipment industries, the BLS says.

As manufacturers automate their QA processes, some jobs in QA will disappear, but QA processes involving subjective judgments like taste, smell, appearance or texture will continue to be done by humans.

QA Salaries

QA jobs in manufacturing are done primarily by hourly workers who earned a median wage of $15.88 in 2010. The lowest-paid 10 percent earned less than $9.68, while the best-paid 10 percent earned more than $26.72, the BLS says.

QA managers’ jobs pay a much higher median salary -- $89,500 in 2012, according to a 2012 salary survey by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Adding an ASQ certification can add as much as $10,000 to a quality manager’s salary.

The median QA engineer salary is $75,000, with an additional $4,200 for certification, the ASQ says.

QA technicians’ jobs pay a median of $45,000, with an additional $1,700 for certification, the ASQ reports.

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Company Confidential Dexter, MI, 48130
We are seeking and experienced Quality Engineer/Manager to direct the ongoing quality and continuous improvement process. Knowledge of Metal Stamping Operations, Resistance Welding, and other metal fabrication techniques will be critical. Experience in automotive manufacturing is a plus, but not required. We are an experienced manufacturing company with a diverse group of customers. The responsibi...
Our client, a growing large-equipment manufacturer is searching for a QA Specialist for their Oklahoma City facility. In this role, you will perform root cause analysis, first article and final acceptance inspection, as well as, work with suppliers to ensure full product quality. The Quality Specialist is a hands-on individual who is willing to work with all aspects of a complex equipment product...
Company Confidential York, PA
Our client has an opportunity in the York, Pennsylvania area. York is a city of about 45,000 people and is an easy 1 hour drive from Baltimore and the Inner Harbor there. Philadelphia is about 1 ½ hours from the area. The company is very solid and has a culture of being an employee friendly place to work keeping staff turnover very low. The client needs to move immediately to fill this role. Curre...
Our client is seeking a Lead SW QA Test Engineer in Beaverton, Oregon (OR). Job Summary: The Lead SQA test engineer will be responsible for end to end SQA test management. This work will include; monitoring test timelines, providing approach guidance to other team members when and where needed on developing test documentation and test execution phases. The ideal candidate will understand the test...
Our client near Cleveland, Ohio (OH) is looking for an Automation Tester to join their growing team. Great work environment, casual dress code, easy commute. Job Summary: This position is responsible for working within a team to create, document, and execute test plans, test cases, and test scripts, in support of a set of global tools, systems, and databases. Additionally, this position is respons...
Our client is seeking a Quality Assurance in Los Angeles, CA. At least 2-3 years of testing experience Must have an in depth understanding of the end to end testing cycle and methodology (i.e. performance, spec, lab, regression, etc_) Ability to create from scratch, new test plans and test cases to upload in to their internal database Experience with the fundamentals associated with networking to...
As the Senior IT Auditor at our client's Waltham, Massachusetts (MA) location, you will have the following responsibilities and functions: Ensure risks are appropriately identified and managed Ensure significant financial, managerial, and operating information is accurate, reliable, and timely Ensure employee's actions are in compliance with policies, standards, procedures, and applicable laws and...
Our Los Angeles based client is currently seeking a motivated Software Test Engineer to support their Systems Software team. In this role you will work with all phases of software engineering, such as requirement analysis, design, development, code/unit test and system integration, and software test. Analyze customer's positive train control systems requirements. Develop system test requirements,...
Our client in Miami, FL is looking for a QA Analyst to join their testing team. The Quality Assurance person will be responsible for testing and validating all changes made to business applications. The changes include production support fixes, minor enhancements as well as larger strategic initiatives. They will also interact with both business users and members of the development team. Responsib...
Global leader in medical device manufacturing has an immediate need for a Quality Manager in Hayward CA to manage the coordination of the activities of Quality Assurance Device team, specifically product quality and conformance to regulations. This is a contract position expected to last 6 months, could be longer based on performance, possible temp to perm. Currently we are only looking for local...
Our client is seeking a Senior QA Engineer in San Francisco, California (CA). Job Summary: The Automation test engineer works as a project team member to jointly deliver high quality applications on time and budget. The Automation Test Engineer is responsible for the definition, implementation, and execution of the functional, regression, and acceptance test strategy on highly iterative and collab...
Our client is seeking a Senior Quality Assurance Tester in West Des Moines, Iowa (IA). Duties: Creates, prepares and implements systems quality assurance reviews for numerous applications Responsible for primary development of testing strategies Consults with users, providing advice and direction Performs more complex analysis of business requirements and system specifications May serve as a coord...
Our client is seeking a Senior Quality Assurance Tester in West Des Moines, Iowa (IA). Duties: Creates, prepares and implements systems quality assurance reviews for numerous applications Responsible for primary development of testing strategies Consults with users, providing advice and direction Performs more complex analysis of business requirements and system specifications May serve as a coord...
Our Nationally known client is enlarging their Quality Assurance/Testing team. Responsibilities include: Work with the Software Engineers to ensure adherence of Change Management policy and procedures throughout the Software Development Lifecycle Perform all duties assigned by SQA team lead. Ensure proper follow-through on all directives, or schedules from the IT leadership team or other sources....
Our client in Fort Worth is looking for an experienced IT Finance/Accounting QA Analyst to join their team. The Quality Assurance Analyst - IT Services carries out procedures to ensure that all information systems products and services meet minimum organization standards and end-user requirements. This team member thoroughly tests software to ensure proper operation and freedom from defects. This...
100 % Automation Working from test case documents as well as creating automation on-the-fly Main focus: Creating automations for exisiting tests Will be joining team of 6 existing QAs Shadowing testers and creating automations for current processes Capturing info by hovering over site and data "Data testing" (writing queries and turning them into automated queries so we can use them in data sets)...
Working for a hot new startup in Cupertino, CA. You will have the opportunity to be apart of something HUGE and grow within the company. It is backed by large VC firms and product launces in a few short weeks! The product is a physical Device to store Photos and Videos holding user generated content. Which can be be shared across iOS, OSx, Android, Windows devices instantly. You will manually test...
Company Confidential Enterprise, AL, 36330
At Wayne Farms, our recipe for success begins with the highest-quality ingredients: our employees. Each one plays a critical role in creating our professional, collaborative environment and contributing to our success as the most technically advanced producers of superior poultry products. We are one of the world’s largest vertically integrated poultry producers with our corporate headquarters in...
Columbia, SC machining and assembly manufacturing plant needs a Quality Engineer. Will utilize basic quality tools along with six sigma and lean techniques in the support of continuous improvement, root cause analysis, and corrective/preventive actions. Have excellent knowledge of SPC and provide feedback through data analysis on problem areas or trends which need additional attention. Conduct or...
Quality AssuranceEngineer JOB DESCRIPTION DEPARTMENT: Human Resources EFFECTIVE DATE : 7/28/2010 QMS OWNER: Manager, Human Resources DOCUMENT # HRQA0004 REV LEVEL: 1.0 PAGE1Of2 NATURE OF CHANGE: Added Color Testing Requirements Primary Role in the Organization: Support our customers' requirements and suppliers' needs in order to improve and maintain a good quality standard. Reports To: Quality Man...
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