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Data Quality Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Responsible for analyzing the quality assurance test results of a product or service. May be responsible for developing testing plans, test cases and testing scripts.

Job Outlook

There were 137 Data Quality Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3232 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Data / Data Mining Analyst industry, which includes the Data Quality Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Data Quality Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $68,149.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $75,463.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Data Quality Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $51,443.

Education and Experience

Posted Data Quality Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree8%
Bachelor's Degree60%
Master's Degree17%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other16%

Posted Data Quality Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years27%
3 to 5 years54%
6 to 8 years15%
9+ years4%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Data Quality Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (44%)
  • Microsoft Excel (39%)
  • Detail-Oriented (33%)
  • Problem Solving (28%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (27%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Data Quality (61%)
  • SQL (42%)
  • Data Analysis (34%)
  • Data Management (27%)
  • Data Integrity (25%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Quality Assurance and Control (19%)
  • Quality Management (16%)
  • Project Management (14%)
  • Business Process (13%)
  • Python (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Data Visualization (6%)
  • Informatica Data Quality (6%)
  • Data Modeling (5%)
  • Data Architecture (5%)
  • Data Mining (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Data Architecture (5%) – marginal value $2,695
  • Data Quality Assessment (1%) – marginal value $2,461

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Data Quality Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Data Integrity Specialist
  • Data Quality Specialist
  • Data Integration Specialist
  • Quality Data Analyst

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Data Quality Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Buyers Edge Platform (85)
  • USAA (85)
  • Wells Fargo (62)
  • Vmware Incorporated (53)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (46)

North Carolina

  • Wells Fargo (15)
  • Credit Suisse (12)
  • Pharmallies (7)
  • Charter Communications (6)
  • Quality Chemical Laboratories (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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