Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary (United States)

A Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) earns an average salary of $88,666 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Total Pay (?
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$63,384 - $111,901
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MEDIAN: $88,666
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Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Total Pay (?
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$18.04 - $49.48
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,384 - $111,901  
   
Bonus
$1,389 - $12,140  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $11,983  
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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$63,101 - $119,121  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 633
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.04 - $49.48  
   
Overtime
$26.58 - $66.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,389 - $12,140  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $11,983  
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).
)
$63,101 - $119,121  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 633
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Job Description for Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)

Software development engineers, test (usually abbreviated as SDETs), are software developers working inside the testing team. He or she has full access to code and carries a variety of responsibilities. One of the key things that sets the SDET apart is his or her access to code; he or she actively participates in debugging and altering code as necessary. In this capacity, at times, the SDET almost assumes something of a hybrid role between the developers and the testers.
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Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Tasks
  • Find bugs, defects, and regressions.
  • Design, implement, execute and debug information technology test cases and scripts.
  • Validate and document completion of testing and development.
  • Automate test cases.
  • Verify fixes.

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New York
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$92,000
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Experience Affects Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

National Average
$92,000

Skills That Affect Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

C#
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Selenium Automated Test Tool
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.NET
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Microsoft SQL Server
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$92,000
C++
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ASP.NET
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C
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SQL
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HTML
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Linux
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UNIX
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Python
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Microsoft Word
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Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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