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Average Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Salary

$76,351
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,045
Bonus
$3,200
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The average salary for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer is $76,351.
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$52k
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$76k
90%
$114k
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What Do Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineers Do?

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Tasks
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer

4.1 out of 5
(38)
Highly Satisfied
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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer are from the companies Apple Computer, Inc, International Game Technology (IGT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $100,000. International Game Technology (IGT) pays the lowest at around $59,500.

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineers?

Skills in Software Test, Test Planning, Test Automation and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Black Box Testing.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineers?

An entry-level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,767 based on 19 salaries. An early career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,301 based on 106 salaries. A mid-career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,689 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,880 based on 60 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $108,090.
Employees with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer in their job title in Sunnyvale, California earn an average of 26.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (25.5% more) and Austin, Texas (25.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (3.6% less), Seattle, Washington (3.5% less) and Los Angeles, California (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 268 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.1%
Early Career
39.6%
Mid Career
24.3%
Experienced
22.4%
Late Career
6.7%