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Software Quality Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Software Quality Engineer is $77,530 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.

$51,471 - $106,932
(Median)
$51K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,530
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90%

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$20.00 - $55.37
(Median)
$20
$39
$55
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,471 - $106,932  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,962  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $19,653  
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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$52,509 - $110,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.00 - $55.37  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $62.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,962  
   
Profit Sharing
$966 - $19,653  
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).
)
$52,509 - $110,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Software Quality Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%


National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


Skills That Affect Software Quality Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 11%

Software Test
up arrow 11%

Java
up arrow 6%

Test Automation
up arrow 4%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Black Box Testing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

SQL
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 7%

C#
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%