Average Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Salary

$75,826
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,882
Bonus
$4,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer is $75,826.
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$51k
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$113k
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MEDIAN $75,826
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Salary
$51k - $113k
Bonus
$550 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$875 - $24k
Total Pay
$51k - $116k

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Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer

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.

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 $107,500. International Game Technology (IGT) pays the lowest at around $59,500.

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Popular Skills for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer

Skills in Software Test, Test Planning, Test Automation, SQL and Selenium Automated Test Tool are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer

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 $62,891 based on 57 salaries. An early career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,547 based on 193 salaries. A mid-career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,204 based on 116 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,721 based on 95 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $109,948.
Employees with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer in their job title in Sunnyvale, California earn an average of 31.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (23.9% more) and San Jose, California (20.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (8.6% less) and San Diego, California (4.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 490 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.6%
Early Career
39.4%
Mid Career
23.7%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
5.9%