Entry-Level Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary (India)

An Entry-Level Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) earns an average salary of Rs 699,276 per year. A skill in Java is associated with high pay for this job.

Rs 357,929 - Rs 1,263,190
Rs 360K
Rs 730K
Rs 1M
MEDIAN: Rs 732,140
Rs 0Rs 1M
Salary Rs 357,929 - Rs 1,263,190
Bonus Rs 9,863 - Rs 216,795
Profit Sharing Rs 0.00 - Rs 496,647
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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).
Rs 359,246 - Rs 1,426,328
  • Country: India
  • Currency: INR
  • Updated: 6 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 199

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.


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.

Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: Rs 774,505

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) in Bangalore:
"Think before accepting an offer from Capgemini."
I have been working with this company for more than 9 years and it's been changed a lot after 2010. No proper evaluation will be done by HRs regarding salary hikes or promotion. Now a days lot of favoritism happens here. Can you believe that my role is same in the system for the last 9.3 years though I'm certified in HP AIS, ISTQB. Bottom Line - If you don't ask, you don't get anything. ;-) and your rating depends on last three years performance, doesn't matter how well you are doing the current year. Unfortunately if your project terminates in december or early Jan, your rating will be changed to 4 PIP despite your efforts put for the last one year. Pros: They will pay Complete bonus for rating 3. You feel secured as there are lot of opportunities in different projects. So if you are already working in a good MNC and lot of projects dont plan to join this.

Key Stats for Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)


14 %
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Skills That Affect Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries


National Average
Rs 775,000

Test Automation

C++ Programming Language


Selenium Automated Test Tool


C# Programming Language



ASP.NET Framework


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


14 %
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 17%