Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salary

Software Design Engineer in Tests in the United States take home approximately $94K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Software Design Engineer in Tests spread between $63K and $124K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Software Design Engineer in Tests (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Software Design Engineer in Tests enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$62,433 - $117,679
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$62K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,806
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$29.08 - $58.21
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$29
$40
$58
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,433 - $117,679  
   
Bonus
$2,483 - $12,439  
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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$63,392 - $124,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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Hourly Rate
$29.08 - $58.21  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,483 - $12,439  
   
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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$63,392 - $124,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Java, C#, and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include C, HTML, and ASP.NET. Most people skilled in .NET are similarly competent in C++ and Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay Difference by Location


Software Design Engineer in Tests will find that Redmond offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 12 percent. Software Design Engineer in Tests will also find cushy salaries in Bellevue (+3 percent). In Seattle, salaries are 4 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salaries



National Average
$97,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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

Test Automation
up arrow 19%

Java
up arrow 12%

C#
up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
0%

National Average
$97,000

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
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
19%
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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