Software Quality Engineer Salary

A Software Quality Engineer earns an average salary of $76,849 per year. A skill in C++ is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$52,921 - $108,068

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$19.96 - $53.83

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,921 - $108,068  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,894  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $19,392  
Total Pay (?
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$53,383 - $111,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 266
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.96 - $53.83  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $62.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $19,392  
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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$53,383 - $111,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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

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Experience Affects Software Quality Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%


National Average
$80,000



Skills That Affect Software Quality Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 14%

Python
up arrow 8%

up arrow 5%

Test Automation
up arrow 4%

Software Test
up arrow 4%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 1%

Black Box Testing
0%

National Average
$80,000

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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