Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer in San Jose Salary

The average pay for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer in San Jose, California is $84,500 per year. A skill in Perl is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$66,129 - $109,859
$84K
MEDIAN: $84,500
50%

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$84,500  
   
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$60,402 - $124,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
4.1%

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Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
40%
20 years or more
10%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Salaries

Mid-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Salaries

Perl
▲29%

Linux
▲5%

Java
▲1%

National Average
$85,000

Test Automation
▼5%

SQL
▼10%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▼15%

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
40%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
no benefits
None: