Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary (Canada)
The average salary for a Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) is C$78,804 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
|Salary||C$54,937 - C$99,346|
|Bonus||C$979 - C$9,879|
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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).)
|C$56,079 - C$106,984|
Job Description for Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)
Software development engineers, test (usually abbreviated as SDETs), are software developers working inside the testing team. He or she has full access to code and carries a variety of responsibilities. One of the key things that sets the SDET apart is his or her access to code; he or she actively participates in debugging and altering code as necessary. In this capacity, at times, the SDET almost assumes something of a hybrid role between the developers and the testers.Read More...
Additionally, the SDET normally identifies areas within the program requiring further or varied testing and helps design and set these tests up and participates in administering them. An SDET also looks to identify ways that end users and consumers will work with the software and helps create the best experience possible for the intended user by identifying areas needing continued adjustment.
To work as an SDET, a person typically must possess an educational background in programming and computer science, typically with a bachelor's degree in computer engineering or a related field. SDETs typically gain practical experience working both in development and quality testing or assurance as well. They typically work in a computer lab and development environment during regular business. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Tasks
- Automate test cases.
- Verify fixes.
- Validate and document completion of testing and development.
- Find bugs, defects, and regressions.
- Design, implement, execute and debug information technology test cases and scripts.
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