Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salary

Men make up the majority of Software Design Engineer in Tests in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $73K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Software Design Engineer in Tests report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and the larger part earn vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$48,876 - $106,283
$49K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,591
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$0$122K
Salary $48,876 - $106,283
Bonus $1,515 - $13,178
Profit Sharing $2,000
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$49,990 - $122,319
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)

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

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Popular Skills for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)


Software Design Engineer in Tests report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Test Automation, C#, and .NET are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 22 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft SQL Server. It is not unusual for someone who knows .NET to be familiar with C# as well.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,563

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Software Design Engineer in Tests that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Redmond offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Software Design Engineer in Tests will also find cushy salaries in Bellevue (+21 percent) and Seattle (+12 percent).

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Key Stats for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
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Experience Affects Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salaries

▲44%

▲22%

National Average
$83,000

▼5%

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

Test Automation
▲32%

C#
▲22%

▲21%

SQL
▲15%

Python
▲15%

C++
▲11%

▲10%

ASP.NET
▲7%

C
▲6%


HTML
▲4%

National Average
$83,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 15%
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