Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $79K per year on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. There are far more male Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent.

$48,738 - $117,726
MEDIAN: $79,203

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$47,404 - $128,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Networking)

Test/quality assurance (QA) engineers for computer networking are responsible for a wide variety of tasks related to quality assurance for their organization. They must ensure that products produced by their company are high quality using automated and manual testing. They need to find and address issues from the networking side of products and make sure that problems are reported as they arise to other relevant staff. Additionally the test/QA engineer for computer networking administers stress and load tests for the networking part of a product. This job is generally full time and is performed in an office setting, which means that long periods of sitting are required. These individuals must work well with other testing and QA personnel, as well as any other individuals involved in the testing process.


Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Networking) 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 Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Networking)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $82K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $90K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $101K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $93K.

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%