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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 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.
Quality Assurance Jobs
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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Quality Engineer II Salt Lake City, UT; West Valley City, UT Full-Time $60,000 - $100,000 Posted 5/23/2013 Sharon Brown is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sharon Apply Job Details Medical Device Quality Engineer, BS, Medical Device We will help relocate the right candidate to beautiful and afford...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Senior Compliance Audito Braintree, MA; Weymouth, MA Full-Time $85,000 - $110,000 Posted 5/23/2013 Sharon Brown is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sharon Apply Job Details Senior Compliance Auditor, Medical Device, Product Vigilance Location: Braintree, MA - We are not offering relocating assista...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Quality Assurance Coordinator Norco, CA; Riverside, CA Contract N/A Posted 5/23/2013 Susan Karr is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Susan Apply Job Details If you are a Quality Assurance Coordinator with experience, please read on! This is a contract to hire position. We offer an hourly rate of $1...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Change Management Specialist Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA Full-Time $110,000 - $120,000 Posted 5/23/2013 Susan Karr is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Susan Apply Job Details If you are a Change Management Specialist with experience, please read on! We offer a salary plus benefits -$115-$120K Mu...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders QA Engineer - Networking/ISP Princeton, NJ; Trenton, NJ Full-Time $60,000 - $65,000 Posted 5/23/2013 Ryan Stipes is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Ryan Apply Job Details Located in Princeton, we deliver the best next-generation network monitoring solutions to secure critical infrastructure, opti...
Mid-Level Quality Assurance Analyst Primary Responsibilities: Quality Assurance of Product Development & Moodle Position Outline We are looking for a Mid-Level Quality Assurance Analyst to join the Quality Assurance Team at Moodlerooms. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of progressive Quality Assurance and testing experience. This candidate will have practical experience with all st...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum i...
Quality Assurance Engineer Blackboard Analytics, Owings Mills, MD Blackboard Analytics (formerly iStrategy) is the industry leader in developing analytics applications for higher education. Our products deliver self service analytics reporting capabilities to enable our customers to improve institutional performance. The products are comprised of dimensional data warehouses, pre-built integration...
Location Tempe, Arizona Position Objective Job function is to ensure product quality through dedicated testing of product changes. Responsibilities Apply testing principles to modifications made to software. Deep understanding of product functionality and all hidden features that impact product quality. Hold developers quality accountable; take it as a personal mission to hold the software to a hi...
Bachelors degree in Quality Assurance, Engineering, Business Management or related field and 5 years of experience or equivalent training/experience. Associates Degree in Quality Assurance and 9 years of experience or equivalent training/experience is acceptable. Good written communication skills; working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications; organizational skills and...
Ajilon is now hiring for a temporary (approx 6 weeks) Technical Writer/ Editor (Document Control Specialist). PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Complete SOPs that have been started by departments but need to be completed in regards to formatting, grammar, spelling, and general technical editing. No understanding of the processes is required. · Ensure each SOP is generally the same in terms...
Job Title: QA Manager Job ID: 17514 Location: Dallas,TX, US Full/Part Time: Regular/Temporary: Regular Line of Business:Epsilon About the Opportunity The QA Manager’s primary responsibility is to serve as the QA Lead on various client projects ranging anywhere from consulting with a project team on test strategy, to auditing quality practices in a maintenance state, to performing hands-on manageme...
Description: The Fraud Analyst position is responsible for identifying and analyzing claims data and categorizing areas of fraud, waste and abuse within a Medicare Advantage plan. This position requires proactive analytics and data mining to assist in identifying potential fraudulent activity and requires a well developed understanding of the health insurance industry and an in-depth understanding...
FARO Technologies, Inc. is continuing to develop new products that will revolutionize and disrupt the high-tech measurement and imaging industry. FARO® is the world leader in 3D imaging and measurement systems. We are a global company traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange with a passion for excellence and success. FARO is seeking an experienced OMQC Inspector for our Laser Tracker team at our Laser...
Responsibilities: Ensures IGT's Quality Management System processes are in compliance with ISO 9001:2008 standards by providing internal quality audits, reporting to senior management and follow up support. Uses audits to identify opportunities for improvement or excellence. Ensure that procedures and revisions to internal operating processes are communicated and understood by those affected. Work...
Experience/Subject matter orientation This position is targeted towards testing casino cage and table management and accounting. Testing will involve but is not limited to front of house and back of house user interfaces, all related transaction types, accounting, reporting, auditing, and installation. Testing will include user scenario operations, data comparisons, transaction tracking, and troub...
Job Summary The essential responsibilities of the Lead Quality Assurance Analyst are to conduct thorough product testing and ensure agreed upon quality standards are maintained in order to provide the highest quality software products to both external and internal customers. Works with the Manager and provides guidance to QA Analysts on understanding the business requirements and objectives relati...
Description Essential Job Functions Establishes and documents a tailored strategy quality plan in collaboration with the project manager, for the performance of quality assurance activities for assigned project or task. Develops and maintains quality assurance documentation for projects and tasks to include quality metrics. Ensures documentation complies with established software development stand...
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