Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salary

Software Design Engineer in Tests in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $73K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. Work is enjoyable for Software Design Engineer in Tests, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$48,876 - $106,859
$49K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,591
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$0$122K
Salary $48,876 - $106,859
Bonus $1,510 - $13,277
Profit Sharing $2,000
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$49,990 - $122,319
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)

  • Develop manual and program automated test software using diverse tools and source documentation.
  • Participate in product design reviews and modify requirements.
  • Document, track, and resolve software bugs or defects with help from the programming team.
  • Design benchmarks, test cases, and testing framework.

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Popular Skills for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)


Survey results imply that Software Design Engineer in Tests deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Test Automation, C#, and .NET are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 22 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft SQL Server. Aptitude in .NET tends to also indicate an understanding of C#.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,563

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

For Software Design Engineer in Tests, working in the bustling city of Redmond has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Software Design Engineer in Tests will also find cushy salaries in Bellevue (+21 percent) and Seattle (+12 percent).

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Key Stats for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salaries

▲44%

▲22%

National Average
$83,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salaries

Test Automation
▲32%

C#
▲22%

▲21%

SQL
▲15%

Python
▲15%

C++
▲11%

▲10%

ASP.NET
▲7%

C
▲6%


HTML
▲4%

National Average
$83,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 15%
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