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

The average pay for a Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) is $83,775 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) Salary (?
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$61,604 - $110,647
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MEDIAN: $83,774
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Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) Salary (?
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$24.58 - $61.40
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,604 - $110,647  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,999  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $9,744  
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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$62,227 - $118,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.58 - $61.40  
   
Overtime
$27.71 - $61.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,999  
   
Profit Sharing
$506 - $9,744  
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).
)
$62,227 - $118,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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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

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$86,000

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

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%