The average pay for a Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) is $81,191 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) Total Pay (?
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$59,686 - $105,919
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MEDIAN: $81,191
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Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) Total Pay (?
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$24.97 - $58.95
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,686 - $105,919  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,393  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $8,867  
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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$60,355 - $113,531  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,762
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.97 - $58.95  
   
Overtime
$27.52 - $62.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,393  
   
Profit Sharing
$505 - $8,867  
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).
)
$60,355 - $113,531  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,762
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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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$84,000

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

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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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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