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 $86K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,684 - $117,094
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$51K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,772
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,684 - $117,094  
   
Bonus
$1,555 - $12,605  
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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$51,278 - $122,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$40.00  
   
Overtime
$63.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,555 - $12,605  
   
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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$51,278 - $122,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Test Automation, C#, and Python are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 15 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like .NET. .NET and C# are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,048

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

With a pay rate for Software Design Engineer in Tests that is 23 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 (+14 percent) and Seattle (+11 percent).

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Experience Affects Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%


National Average
$88,000


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

Test Automation
up arrow 24%

C#
up arrow 15%

Python
up arrow 8%

Java
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 6%

C++
up arrow 4%

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 1%

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National Average
$88,000

HTML
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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