A Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) earns an average salary of $62,045 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Linux, UNIX, C, and Test Automation. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Total Pay (?
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$39,637 - $89,135
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MEDIAN: $62,045
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Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Total Pay (?
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$13.15 - $43.39
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,637 - $89,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,879  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,354  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$37,176 - $92,130  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,025
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.15 - $43.39  
   
Overtime
$15.39 - $49.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,879  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,939  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,354  
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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$37,176 - $92,130  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,025
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Some Test/Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers work with computer science-related applications. A lot of what they do involves making sure that software does what it's supposed to do. On a day-to-day basis, they create test plans and test cases to determine whether certain parts of the program function as written. When problems arise, they are responsible for finding and debugging rough spots in the code. QA Software Engineers also review user interfaces to ensure functionality and uniform design. They're present for every step of the software development process, interpreting and reporting testing results to their superiors and the rest of the software team.
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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 Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salaries

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$62,000

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

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Gender
Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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