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

A Testing / Quality Assurance (QA), Computer Software or Hardware earns an average salary of $48,768 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in SQL is associated with high pay for this job.
Testing / Quality Assurance (QA), Computer Software or Hardware Total Pay (?
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$34,385 - $83,410
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,768
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Testing / Quality Assurance (QA), Computer Software or Hardware Total Pay (?
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$13.28 - $46.98
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,385 - $83,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$32,867 - $88,735  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $46.98  
   
Overtime
$19.29 - $51.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
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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$32,867 - $88,735  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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.

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

Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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

SQL
up arrow 24%
National Average
$50,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
HTML
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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