Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salary

Software Design Engineer in Tests in the United States pull down an average of $94K annually. In the world of Software Design Engineer in Tests, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $63K and $124K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Software Design Engineer in Tests (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. For the most part, Software Design Engineer in Tests enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$62,369 - $117,731

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$29.08 - $58.21

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,369 - $117,731  
   
Bonus
$2,472 - $12,322  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $9,787  
Total Pay (?
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$63,356 - $124,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.08 - $58.21  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,472 - $12,322  
   
Profit Sharing
$984 - $9,787  
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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$63,356 - $124,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)

  • Document, track, and resolve software bugs or defects with help from the programming team.
  • Design benchmarks, test cases, and testing framework.
  • Develop manual and program automated test software using diverse tools and source documentation.
  • Participate in product design reviews and modify requirements.

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Popular Skills for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)


Software Design Engineer in Tests seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Java, C#, and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 20 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include HTML, C, and SQL. Most people skilled in .NET are similarly competent in C++ and Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay Difference by Location


For Software Design Engineer in Tests, working in the bustling city of Redmond has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Software Design Engineer in Tests will also find cushy salaries in Bellevue (+4 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Seattle is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salaries



National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salaries

Test Automation
up arrow 20%

Java
up arrow 13%

C#
up arrow 6%

.NET
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

National Average
$96,000

C++
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 8%

ASP.NET
up arrow 8%

C
up arrow 9%

HTML
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%
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