Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salary

An Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) earns an average salary of $60,668 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Python, Selenium Automated Test Tool, and Java.

$40,165 - $86,376
(Median)
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$61K
$86K
MEDIAN: $60,668
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$14.55 - $41.03
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$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,165 - $86,376  
   
Bonus
$77.28 - $9,238  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $7,071  
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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$37,472 - $87,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $41.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$15.37 - $52.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$77.28 - $9,238  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $7,071  
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).
)
$37,472 - $87,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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National Average: $60,603

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Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Advice

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Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in Las Vegas:
"Extended Intensive Learning."
I wish I knew that I should reach out to other departments to learn different aspects of the job, and the company. I would have benefited from understanding that our departments are not against one another, so that I would not feel as if I'm breaking the rules in reaching out to development and design or other departments. The break in communication has had a negative affect on my ability to raise up higher as quickly as I could have.

Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in Las Vegas:
"Extended Intensive Learning."
In this position I learned that you can become comfortable quickly. Within a year I had slowed down the rate at which I learned new things. I wish I had known that there was so much more to learn and that I would need to actively branch out to other departments and ask questions, rather than treat the other departments like enemies due to stressful deadlines.

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

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Linux
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C++
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System Testing
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SQL
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C# Programming Language
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Software Test
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Test Planning
0%

National Average
$61,000

C#
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 203 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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