The average salary for a Software Quality Engineer is $76,043 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 Java, Software Test, and C++. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$51,724 - $112,570
(Median)
$52K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,043
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$20.14 - $60.82
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$20
$39
$61
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,724 - $112,570  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $9,819  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,918  
Total Pay (?
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$52,622 - $115,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.14 - $60.82  
   
Overtime
$53.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$101.37 - $9,819  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,918  
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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$52,622 - $115,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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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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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Experience Affects Software Quality Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%



National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Software Quality Engineer Salaries

up arrow 19%

Software Test
up arrow 13%

C++
up arrow 11%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 9%

Python
up arrow 7%

Test Automation
up arrow 2%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 2%

National Average
$78,000

Black Box Testing
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 10%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 13%

C#
up arrow 14%

.NET
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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