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Data Quality Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Data Quality Analyst is 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 92 Data Quality Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2599 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 2015:

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 $75,657.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $80,702.

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 $61,160.

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 Degree7.81%
Bachelor's Degree65.33%
Master's Degree19.85%
Doctoral Degree1.08%
Other8.77%

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 years29.01%
3 to 5 years50.26%
6 to 8 years15.99%
9+ years4.74%

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 (41.36%)
  • Management (35.05%)
  • Problem Solving (28.43%)
  • Detail Oriented (26.89%)
  • Microsoft Excel (24.43%)
  • Leadership (22.09%)
  • Quality Assurance (19.78%)
  • Operations (16.7%)
  • Research (16.47%)
  • Writing (15.89%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Data Management (25.59%)
  • Data Governance (18.72%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (39.05%)
  • Data Analysis (53.95%)
  • Data Quality (69.9%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Python (Programming Language) (12.71%)
  • Data Profiling (6.96%)
  • Quality Improvement (8.74%)
  • Process Improvement (9.98%)
  • Tableau (Business Intelligence Software) (14.33%)
  • Data Visualization (9.57%)
  • JIRA (7.2%)
  • Business Process (7.62%)
  • Auditing (20.04%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (7.58%)
  • Automation (9.11%)
  • Data Collection (12.46%)
  • Informatica (5.71%)
  • Information Systems (7.62%)
  • Project Management (14.66%)
  • Computer Science (16.15%)
  • Data Warehousing (12.51%)
  • Workflow Management (9.15%)
  • Data Science (8.53%)
  • Power BI (11.51%)
  • Data Entry (6.63%)
  • Agile Methodology (7.37%)
  • Finance (8.82%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (8.49%)
  • Business Intelligence (9.73%)
  • Data Integrity (8.16%)
  • Dashboard (18.8%)
  • Data Modeling (7.66%)
  • Extract Transform Load (ETL) (8.36%)

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.

  • Data Management (34.78%)
  • Data Quality (94.99%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Data Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Quality Analyst
  • Data Quality Lead
  • Quality Assurance Associate
  • Data Quality Manager
  • Data Governance Analyst
  • Data Quality Specialist
  • Quality Improvement Analyst
  • Quality Assurance and Regulatory Manager

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

  • Citigroup (58)
  • Elevance Health (55)
  • UKG (54)
  • Randstad (34)
  • Edward Jones (24)
  • BNY Mellon (22)
  • UnitedHealth Group (22)
  • Pfizer (21)
  • Rose's Agency (21)
  • ICF International (21)

North Carolina

  • Partners Health Management (12)
  • The Matlen Silver Group (4)
  • Food Lion (3)
  • Wells Fargo (3)
  • Randstad (3)
  • Focus Group Panel (2)
  • Alliance Healthcare (2)
  • USAA (2)
  • CVS Health (2)
  • eTeam Inc (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!