Software Quality Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Software Quality Engineer is $74,192 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Software Test and C++. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$51,181 - $112,902
$51K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,192
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$20.28 - $58.73
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MEDIAN: $36.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,181 - $112,902  
   
Bonus
$347.65 - $9,885  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,873  
Total Pay (?
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$52,105 - $114,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.28 - $58.73  
   
Overtime
$67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$347.65 - $9,885  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,873  
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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$52,105 - $114,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Software Quality Engineer

Software quality engineers are responsible for ensuring the functionality and usability of software products, and their work mainly includes software testing. These professionals work closely with software products by testing all of the software's functionality to verify the product works as intended. They may also be responsible for developing and documenting testing procedures. Generally, much of the software quality engineer's work is accomplished with desktop computers, but they may also work with other devices such as smartphones. The type of software tested varies greatly; some examples include consumer products such as games and internal business software such as payroll systems. Software quality engineers work closely with software developers, and provide feedback regarding any problems they find to the developers so that the problems can be corrected. They may also work with clients and end users to verify that the software works as desired.

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Software Quality Engineer Tasks

  • Develop, run, and evaluate test plans and scripts to evaluate software performance.
  • Troubleshoot problems and evaluate potential solutions, guiding the development teams.
  • Write requirements and specifications for tests, including anticipated problems.
  • Document findings, analyses, and summary recommendations.

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Software Quality Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Quality Engineer?

Software Quality Engineer in Los Angeles:
"What its like."
Pros: The work is pretty good. Lot of smart and technically well versed folks. Constant efforts to keep up with industry trends which is good. Good perks like some hundreds of dollars reimbursement for joining a fitness program.
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Key Stats for Software Quality Engineer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Quality Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

▲19%

▲8%

National Average
$77,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Software Quality Engineer Salaries

Software Test
▲16%

C++
▲14%

▲10%

Python
▲10%

C++ Programming Language
▲8%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲5%


National Average
$77,000


HTML
▼2%

JavaScript
▼5%

SQL
▼9%

C#
▼11%

C# Programming Language
▼15%

.NET
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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