Experienced Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salary

The average Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $83K per year. Total cash compensation for Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers runs from $59K to $118K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $21K. For the most part, Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,215 - $115,772
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$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,340
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$21.11 - $57.51
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$0$119K
Salary $60,215 - $115,772
Bonus $500 - $14,740
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $15,319
Total Pay (?
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$58,750 - $119,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 385
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $21.11 - $57.51
Overtime $31.43
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $500 - $14,740
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $15,319
Total Pay (?
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).
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$58,750 - $119,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,522

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

With a pay rate for Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers that is 75 percent greater than the national average, Sunnyvale offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+40 percent), New York (+15 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and San Jose (+14 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers in Houston earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Rochester and Indianapolis (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software)

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
10-19 years
90%
20 years or more
10%
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Skills That Affect Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salaries

C++
▲19%

Linux
▲15%

C
▲14%

C#
▲12%

Java
▲9%

SQL
▲4%

Test Automation
▲2%

System Testing
▼0%

National Average
$85,000

Test Planning
▼2%


C# Programming Language
▼3%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▼5%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼9%

ASP.NET
▼10%

Microsoft Word
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 12%
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