A Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) earns an average salary of $89,731 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Python and Linux. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$67,550 - $119,399
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$68K
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MEDIAN: $89,730
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$20.97 - $62.64
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,550 - $119,399  
   
Bonus
$1,962 - $14,753  
Profit Sharing
$814 - $19,006  
Total Pay (?
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$67,174 - $124,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.97 - $62.64  
   
Overtime
$30.68 - $71.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,962 - $14,753  
   
Profit Sharing
$814 - $19,006  
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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$67,174 - $124,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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
$92,000



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

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C++
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Java
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Selenium Automated Test Tool
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Test Engineering
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Test Automation
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SQL
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System Testing
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C# Programming Language
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National Average
$92,000

Microsoft SQL Server
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Software Test
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Test Planning
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C#
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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