Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salary

Software Design Engineer in Tests in the United States pull down an average of $96K per year. Cash earnings for Software Design Engineer in Tests — which occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $63K to approximately $126K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Software Design Engineer in Tests, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men account for the majority of Software Design Engineer in Tests who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,363 - $118,959
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$61K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $95,792
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$28.91 - $58.73
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$29
$40
$59
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,363 - $118,959  
   
Bonus
$2,424 - $13,178  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $8,000  
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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$62,621 - $126,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.91 - $58.73  
   
Overtime
$63.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,424 - $13,178  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $8,000  
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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$62,621 - $126,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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 wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Java, C#, and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SQL, HTML, and C. Those with knowledge of .NET tend to be skilled in C# as well.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,847

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

Home to some of the best pay for Software Design Engineer in Tests, Redmond offers exceptional salaries, 12 percent above the national average. Software Design Engineer in Tests will also find cushy salaries in Bellevue (+3 percent). Seattle ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 2 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salaries



National Average
$97,000


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

Test Automation
up arrow 17%

Java
up arrow 15%

C#
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 3%

National Average
$97,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

Python
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 6%

ASP.NET
up arrow 8%

C
up arrow 9%

SQL
up arrow 12%

HTML
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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