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

Median pay for Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States is around $83K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$56,765 - $118,041
(Median)
$57K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,593
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$14.62 - $60.82
(Median)
$15
$31
$61
MEDIAN: $31.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,765 - $118,041  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,152  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$51,117 - $127,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $60.82  
   
Overtime
$41.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$51,117 - $127,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $74K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $101K on average. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $93K.

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

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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