Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salary in San Jose, California (United States)

A Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $81,875 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Test Planning and Python. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in San Jose, California Salary (?
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$53,000 - $109,978
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MEDIAN: $81,874
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Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in San Jose, California Salary (?
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$15.21 - $66.08
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$53,000 - $109,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $8,139  
Total Pay (?
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$51,558 - $116,956  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $66.08  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $8,139  
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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$51,558 - $116,956  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Experience Affects Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in San Jose, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$84,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in San Jose, California Salaries

Test Planning
up arrow 14%
Python
up arrow 14%
Test Automation
up arrow 6%
National Average
$84,000
Linux
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 4%
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