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Working As A Software Quality Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $87,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Software Quality Engineer Do

A Software Quality Engineer ensures that the software of a company meets all quality standards. They are responsible for software development, inspection, implementation, testing, and verification.

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Software Quality Engineer Career Paths

Software Quality Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Manager Project Manager
Delivery Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Information Technology Director
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Leader Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Software Development Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Quality Manager
Senior Quality Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Engineer Quality Manager
Project Quality Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Engineer Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Engineering Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Engineer Manager, Quality Engineer Quality Manager
Director Of Quality & Engineering
14 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Team Leader Senior Business Analyst Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Software Engineer/Senior Tester Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Team Leader Quality Assurance Supervisor Quality Control Manager
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Information Technology Consultant Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Test Analyst
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Consultant Senior Test Engineer Test Engineering Manager
Director Of Testing
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Consultant Quality Engineer Quality Consultant
Vice-President Of Quality
15 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Software Engineer 3.0 years
Systems Tester 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Software Quality Engineer
Consultant 3.2%
Internship 2.5%
Top Careers After Software Quality Engineer
Consultant 3.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$87,000
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$66,000
Min 10%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$115,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Diebold Nixdorf
Highest Paying City
Redwood City, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a Software Quality Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Software Quality Engineer in the United States is $87,461 per year or $42 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $66,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $115,000.

Real Software Quality Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
MTS 2, Software Engineer, Quality Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 28, 2015 $210,000
MTS 2, Software Engineer, Quality Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 28, 2016 $189,000
MTS 2, Software Engineer, Quality EBAY, Inc. San Jose, CA May 04, 2015 $180,245
MTS 2, Software Engineer, Quality Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA May 04, 2015 $167,467
MTS 1, Software Engineer, Quality EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Jun 24, 2016 $160,820
MTS 1, Software Engineer, Quality Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 30, 2015 $160,000
Staff Software Quality Test Engineer General Electric Company San Ramon, CA Oct 08, 2016 $160,000
MTS 1, Software Engineer, Quality EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Jul 12, 2016 $157,800
MTS 1, Software Engineer, Quality Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 16, 2016 $157,477 -
$160,000
MTS 1, Software Engineer, Quality EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 08, 2016 $156,353
MTS 1, Software Engineer, Quality EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA May 04, 2015 $156,353
MTS 1, Software Engineer, Quality EBAY, Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 14, 2015 $155,000
MTS 2, Software Engineer, Quality Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA May 04, 2015 $154,545
Software Engineer QA Hewlett-Packard Company Southborough, MA Aug 01, 2016 $117,356 -
$130,000
Software Engineer 3, Quality Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 16, 2015 $117,300
Software Engineer 3, Quality Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA May 04, 2015 $117,300
Software Engineer, Quality Salesforce.com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 15, 2015 $117,240
Software Quality Engineer Intel Corporation San Francisco, CA Jan 25, 2016 $117,229 -
$175,400
Software Quality Engineer Intel America's San Francisco, CA Aug 05, 2015 $117,229 -
$129,500
Software Engineer 3, Quality Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Apr 24, 2015 $117,146
Software Engineer 3, Quality EBAY, Inc. Portland, OR Jun 09, 2016 $116,964
Principal Engineer, Software Quality, Software Quality ENG Carefusion Resources, LLC San Diego, CA Jul 23, 2016 $97,820
Engineer IV, Software Quality Omnicell, Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 30, 2016 $97,444 -
$107,000
Engineer III, Software Quality Omnicell, Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 25, 2016 $97,444 -
$104,500
Software Engineer 2, Quality GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc. King of Prussia, PA Jul 01, 2015 $97,406
Software Engineer 3, Quality GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc. King of Prussia, PA Jan 23, 2015 $97,406

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Top Skills for A Software Quality Engineer

  1. Test Cases
  2. Software Development
  3. QA
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Documented test cases corresponding to business rules and other operating conditions.
  • Collaborated with program management, safety, software development and software verification on software releases.
  • Facilitated cross-project and cross-functional virtual team communications which resulted in stronger team collaboration, and faster completion of QA activities.
  • Developed SQL procedures that automated testing of database and stored procedures.
  • Performed Functional testing to identify various critical points in the application and automated it using Selenium WebDriver.

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Top 10 Best States for Software Quality Engineers

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Maryland
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Alabama
  7. Arizona
  8. Delaware
  9. South Carolina
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Software Quality Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

57.7%

Female

32.0%

Unknown

10.4%
Ethnicity

White

50.1%

Asian

22.9%

Hispanic or Latino

12.6%

Black or African American

8.5%

Unknown

5.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

25.9%

Chinese

8.6%

Japanese

8.6%

Mandarin

8.6%

Russian

6.9%

German

5.2%

Hindi

5.2%

Korean

3.4%

French

3.4%

Cantonese

3.4%

Thai

3.4%

Arabic

3.4%

Turkish

1.7%

Portuguese

1.7%

Hebrew

1.7%

Malayalam

1.7%

Kannada

1.7%

Catalan

1.7%

Venda

1.7%

Tamil

1.7%
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Software Quality Engineer Education

Schools

Northeastern University

14.3%

University of Phoenix

10.3%

San Jose State University

9.2%

Rochester Institute of Technology

7.3%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

6.2%

University of Florida

4.4%

Webster University

4.0%

Purdue University

4.0%

National University

3.7%

University of California - Irvine

3.7%

Santa Clara University

3.7%

University of Washington

3.7%

Brigham Young University

3.3%

University of California - Berkeley

3.3%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.3%

Regis University

3.3%

Carnegie Mellon University

3.3%

University of Southern California

3.3%

California State University - East Bay

2.9%

Illinois Institute of Technology

2.9%
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Majors

Computer Science

29.7%

Business

11.7%

Computer Engineering

10.7%

Electrical Engineering

9.7%

Computer Information Systems

6.3%

Information Technology

4.8%

Computer Applications

2.8%

Information Systems

2.8%

Management

2.7%

Engineering

2.4%

Project Management

2.2%

Management Information Systems

2.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.8%

Mathematics

1.8%

Mechanical Engineering

1.7%

Finance

1.6%

Education

1.4%

Physics

1.4%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.3%

Information Sciences

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.2%

Masters

35.3%

Other

9.0%

Certificate

3.9%

Associate

3.3%

Doctorate

1.8%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.1%
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