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Testing / Quality Assurance (QA), Computer Software or Hardware Salary

The average pay for a Testing / Quality Assurance (QA), Computer Software or Hardware is $48,953 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in SQL is associated with high pay for this job.
$34,713 - $87,262
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,952
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$13.70 - $48.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,713 - $87,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $1,017  
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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$33,481 - $91,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $48.58  
   
Overtime
$19.96 - $51.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $1,017  
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).
)
$33,481 - $91,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
United States (change)

Job Description for Testing / Quality Assurance (QA), Computer Software or Hardware

People who work in testing/quality assurance (QA) for computer software or hardware generally work in product development in the information technology field. These testers spend much of their time putting software programs through a variety of often-repetitive tasks to seek out flaws, errors, and bugs in coding. As hardware testers, these workers attempt to run programs at full loads, essentially trying to load the hardware with so many calculations that it causes the microprocessors or circuitry to fail. It is the goal of the QA tester to anticipate and attempt to do to a piece of software or hardware everything conceivable that an end user might do and ensure the product will function properly.

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Testing / Quality Assurance (QA), Computer Software or Hardware 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.

Common Career Paths for Testing / Quality Assurance (QA), Computer Software or Hardware


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Experience Affects Testing / Quality Assurance (QA), Computer Software or Hardware Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Testing / Quality Assurance (QA), Computer Software or Hardware Salaries

SQL
up arrow 23%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%