A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer earns an average salary of $67,035 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Test Automation and Linux.
Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Total Pay (?
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$45,493 - $94,991
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MEDIAN: $67,034
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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.22 - $46.84
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$45,493 - $94,991  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,877  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $9,933  
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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$44,072 - $99,219  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 924
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $46.84  
   
Overtime
$26.05 - $56.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,877  
   
Profit Sharing
$989 - $9,933  
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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$44,072 - $99,219  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 924
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Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer
Software quality assurance (SQA) engineers are in charge of controlling standards in the software developing process. They carefully plan product specifications and features, and they ensure applications are tested and ship without bugs or technical glitches. Among their main responsibilities, SQA engineers manage software performance and stress-test code to improve reliability. They keep logs of every trial instance for future team reference. Further, they track fixes and adjust development cycle time frame.
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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Tasks
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Cupertino
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Mountain View
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Palo Alto
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Sunnyvale
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San Francisco
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Raleigh
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Boston
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Portland
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National Average
$68,000
Irvine
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Austin
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San Diego
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Salaries

Test Automation
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Java
up arrow 4%
National Average
$68,000
C++
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SQL
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C#
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Gender
Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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