A Software Quality Engineer earns an average salary of $76,368 per year. A skill in Software Test is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Software Quality Engineer Total Pay (?
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$49,132 - $100,456
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100K
MEDIAN: $76,367
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Software Quality Engineer Total Pay (?
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$19.34 - $49.66
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,132 - $100,456  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,877  
Profit Sharing
$982 - $4,500  
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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$50,017 - $103,922  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.34 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$29.30 - $60.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,877  
   
Profit Sharing
$982 - $4,500  
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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$50,017 - $103,922  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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Job Description for Software Quality Engineer
  • 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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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San Diego
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Boston
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National Average
$79,000
San Francisco
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Experience Affects Software Quality Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$79,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Software Quality Engineer Salaries

Software Test
up arrow 13%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%
C
up arrow 8%
Test Automation
up arrow 6%
Java
up arrow 3%
SQL
up arrow 1%
National Average
$79,000
Black Box Testing
up arrow 1%
C++
up arrow 1%
HTML
up arrow 5%
C#
up arrow 22%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%
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