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

A Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) earns an average salary of $85,509 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$63,248 - $113,372
(Median)
$63K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,509
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$24.59 - $63.25
(Median)
$25
$44
$63
MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,248 - $113,372  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,962  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $12,714  
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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$63,688 - $120,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.59 - $63.25  
   
Overtime
$28.20 - $66.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,962  
   
Profit Sharing
$506 - $12,714  
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).
)
$63,688 - $120,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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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

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

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Experience Affects Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) Salaries



National Average
$88,000



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

C++
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Java
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Test Automation
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Test Planning
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UNIX
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Software Test
0%

National Average
$88,000

Oracle
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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C#
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Visual Basic (VB)
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 383 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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