A Software Test Engineer (STE) earns an average salary of $71,156 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in UNIX is associated with high pay for this job.
Software Test Engineer (STE) Total Pay (?
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$48,625 - $99,286
(Median)
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99K
MEDIAN: $71,155
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Software Test Engineer (STE) Total Pay (?
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$16.50 - $51.64
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,625 - $99,286  
   
Bonus
$3.21 - $10,193  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $5,152  
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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$48,096 - $103,220  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 510
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.50 - $51.64  
   
Overtime
$27.09 - $49.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3.21 - $10,193  
   
Profit Sharing
$962 - $5,152  
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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$48,096 - $103,220  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 510
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Job Description for Software Test Engineer (STE)
  • Document, track, and resolve software bugs or defects with help from the programming team.
  • Design benchmarks, test cases, and testing framework.
  • Develop manual and program automated test software using diverse tools and source documentation.
  • Participate in product design reviews and modify requirements.
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Test Engineer (STE)
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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National Average
$72,000
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Experience Affects Software Test Engineer (STE) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
National Average
$72,000

Skills That Affect Software Test Engineer (STE) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 11%
C
up arrow 8%
Linux
up arrow 6%
C++
0%
Java
0%
National Average
$72,000
HTML
up arrow 2%
SQL
up arrow 2%
C#
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%
.NET
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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