Men account for the majority of Software Design Engineer in Tests in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $84K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and the larger part earn vision coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,889 - $114,811
$50K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,023
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$29.97 - $42.98
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MEDIAN: $40.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,889 - $114,811  
   
Bonus
$1,538 - $12,822  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$50,201 - $121,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$40.00  
   
Overtime
$63.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,538 - $12,822  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$50,201 - $121,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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 seem to exploit 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 26 percent, 17 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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: $86,381

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

For Software Design Engineer in Tests, busy Redmond offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Software Design Engineer in Tests will also find cushy salaries in Bellevue (+16 percent) and Seattle (+7 percent).

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Key Stats for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
11%
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Experience Affects Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salaries



National Average
$86,000


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

Test Automation
up arrow 26%

C#
up arrow 17%

up arrow 16%

SQL
up arrow 12%

Python
up arrow 10%

C++
up arrow 6%

ASP.NET
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 3%

C
up arrow 2%

C# Programming Language
0%

National Average
$86,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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