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Lead Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Lead Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) is $103,612 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Lead Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary (?
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$74,783 - $125,454
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MEDIAN: $103,612
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$74,783 - $125,454  
   
Bonus
$995 - $19,820  
Profit Sharing
$3,020 - $20,273  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$77,264 - $141,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Job Description for Lead Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)

Lead software development engineers in test (SDET) are responsible for leading the testing process for software engineering applications. They are in charge of providing technical leadership for the design and implementation of test automation and applications. Lead SDETs convey software concepts to other development staff, as well as non-technical professionals. Additionally, they lead the testing efforts for small cross-functional engineering teams to meet customers' deadlines and requirements. They also write performance test plans and automation for integrated services and clusters. Additionally, lead SDETs work with other information technology (IT) professionals to develop automation-based solutions that comply with all project specifications.
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Lead Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Tasks
  • Find bugs, defects, and regressions.
  • Design, implement, execute and debug information technology test cases and scripts.
  • Validate and document completion of testing and development.
  • Automate test cases.
  • Verify fixes.

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Experience Affects Lead Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
National Average
$110,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Lead Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

.NET
up arrow 6%
C#
up arrow 5%
C++
up arrow 3%
Java
0%
National Average
$110,000
SQL
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%