Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) Salary

A Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) earns an average salary of $90,870 per year. A skill in Python is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$67,722 - $120,955
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MEDIAN: $90,870
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$27.29 - $62.73
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MEDIAN: $47.15
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,722 - $120,955  
   
Bonus
$1,803 - $14,897  
Profit Sharing
$819 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
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$67,673 - $127,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,385
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.29 - $62.73  
   
Overtime
$35.95 - $73.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,803 - $14,897  
   
Profit Sharing
$819 - $15,456  
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).
)
$67,673 - $127,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Job Description for Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software)

A quality assurance engineer creates tests to find problems with software before a product is launched. They analyze any bugs found and document them. They also coach their team on managing testing tools, reporting results, and brainstorming process improvements. A normal work day for a quality assurance engineer includes developing new tests, running the tests, and documenting the results. If any defects are noted, the quality assurance engineers must collaborate with the software developers to find a fix and patch the program. Once the defect is patched, they run the test again to make sure there are no new bugs and that the defect has been corrected. This job requires a lot of mental work that most likely will occur indoors; they usually work a standard eight to 10 hour day during regular business hours.

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Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) Tasks

  • Automate test cases.
  • Verify fixes.
  • Validate and document completion of testing and development.
  • Find bugs, defects, and regressions.
  • Design, implement, execute and debug information technology test cases and scripts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software)

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National Average: $93,241

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Key Stats for Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software)

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$93,000

▼4%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) Salaries

▲17%

▲8%

C++
▲6%


▲4%




National Average
$93,000

SQL
▼1%





C#
▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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