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

The average Software Test Quality Assurance Engineer in the United States earns approximately $80K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$50,542 - $116,486
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$51K
$80K
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MEDIAN: $80,094
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$14.74 - $57.81
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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Salary
$50,542 - $116,486  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,483  
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$48,904 - $122,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $57.81  
   
Overtime
$23.00 - $47.12  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,483  
   
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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$48,904 - $122,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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.

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $71K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $89K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $100K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers report making only $93K on average.

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Experience Affects Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Networking) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$82,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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