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Working As A Software Test Engineer

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

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $79,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Software Test Engineer Do

A Software Test Engineer is responsible for testing software and reporting defects. They suggest and help to implement process improvement initiatives.

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Software Test Engineer Career Paths

Software Test Engineer
Quality Assurance Analyst Business Analyst Product Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Analyst Consultant Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Analyst Consultant Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Consultant Senior Software Engineer
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Product Manager
Product Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager Quality Manager
Project Quality Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance
6 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Senior Engineer Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Engineering Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Test Analyst
Senior Test Analyst
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Specialist Quality Assurance Consultant
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Business Analyst Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Quality Engineer
Vice-President Of Quality
15 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Test Engineering Manager
Director Of Testing
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Test Engineer 2.9 years
Systems Tester 2.4 years
Test Analyst 2.1 years
Software Tester 1.8 years
Top Careers Before Software Test Engineer
Internship 2.7%
Top Careers After Software Test Engineer
Consultant 2.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
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$59,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$105,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Netflix
Highest Paying City
San Mateo, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a Software Test Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Software Test Engineer in the United States is $79,457 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $59,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $105,000.

Real Software Test Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Software Engineer In Test Google Inc. Palo Alto, CA Oct 22, 2015 $170,000
Software Engineer In Test Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Mar 09, 2015 $168,000
Software Engineer-Test Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Jun 05, 2016 $164,382
Software Engineer In Test Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 20, 2015 $163,000
Software Engineer In Test Google Inc. New York, NY Nov 16, 2015 $162,000
Software Engineer In Test Elementum SCM, Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 07, 2016 $160,000
Software Engineer In Test Addepar, Inc. Mountain View, CA Nov 04, 2016 $160,000
Software Engineer In Test Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 20, 2015 $158,400
Software Test Engineer Versa Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Aug 06, 2016 $158,000
Software Engineer In Test Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 19, 2015 $158,000
Software Test Engineer Versa Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jun 13, 2016 $158,000
Software Test Engineer Versa Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jul 06, 2016 $158,000
Software Test Engineer Versa Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Oct 06, 2016 $158,000
Software Engineer In Test Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 19, 2015 $158,000
Software Test Engineer Cymer LLC San Diego, CA May 07, 2016 $87,300 -
$129,700
Staff Software Test Engineer Stryker Medical, A Division of Stryker Corporation Portage, MI Aug 15, 2016 $87,218
Software Test Engineer III Echostar Technologies LLC Englewood, CO May 18, 2016 $87,214
Software Test Engineer Allegion PLC Golden, CO Oct 26, 2015 $87,214 -
$95,000
Software Engineer In Test Microstrategy, Inc. Tysons Corner, VA Jan 08, 2016 $87,150
Software Engineer In Test Expedia, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 05, 2015 $87,125 -
$104,000
Software Engineer In Test Expedia, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 28, 2015 $87,125 -
$100,000
Software Test Engineer Arista Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jan 09, 2016 $87,000
Software Engineer and Tester Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited San Ramon, CA May 09, 2016 $69,900
Software Engineer & Tester Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited San Antonio, TX Jul 09, 2015 $69,876
Software Test Engineer Tech Mahindra (Americas), Inc. Littleton, CO Jul 09, 2015 $69,867
Software Engineer and Tester Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Fenton, MO Aug 03, 2016 $69,864
Software Test Engineer II Rackspace Us, Inc. Blacksburg, VA Nov 18, 2015 $69,859
Software Engineer & Tester Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Redmond, WA Jun 12, 2015 $69,852
Software Test Engineer Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 18, 2016 $69,840 -
$104,760
Software Test Engineer Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc. Saint Louis, MO Aug 28, 2016 $69,763

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Top Skills for A Software Test Engineer

  1. Test Cases
  2. Business Requirements
  3. Windows XP
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained and update test plans, test cases, test environment, and testing software through test life cycle.
  • Developed and executed test plans and cases based on business requirements and functional & technical specifications.
  • Provided technical support, customer service, and ran test validation for Tablet PC, Windows XP, Windows 2000.
  • Used SQL for data integrity testing, captured the SQL statements from the application execution and manually checked the results.
  • Used bug tracking tool for tracking bug and followed up with the developers, verified bug fixes and updated bug status.

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  3. Delaware
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Washington
  6. Maryland
  7. Virginia
  8. Texas
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  10. New Jersey
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Software Test Engineer Resume Examples And Tips

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Software Test Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

57.0%

Female

30.6%

Unknown

12.3%
Ethnicity

White

46.9%

Asian

25.7%

Hispanic or Latino

10.9%

Black or African American

8.2%

Unknown

8.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

21.8%

Chinese

11.3%

French

10.2%

Japanese

9.8%

Russian

7.5%

Mandarin

6.4%

German

6.0%

Carrier

5.3%

Portuguese

3.8%

Korean

3.4%

Hindi

2.6%

Italian

2.3%

Arabic

2.3%

Cantonese

1.9%

Hebrew

1.1%

Vietnamese

1.1%

Greek

1.1%

Telugu

0.8%

Turkish

0.8%

Thai

0.8%
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Software Test Engineer Education

Schools

University of Washington

14.1%

National University

8.3%

University of Phoenix

8.0%

Bellevue College

7.6%

San Jose State University

6.3%

Illinois Institute of Technology

5.4%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.8%

San Diego State University

4.8%

More Tech Institute

4.8%

University of Texas at Dallas

4.1%

Strayer University

4.1%

George Mason University

4.0%

University of Maryland - University College

3.8%

Florida Atlantic University

3.2%

University of Texas at Austin

3.0%

Colorado Technical University

2.9%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.8%

Washington State University

2.7%

Arizona State University

2.6%

University of Maryland - College Park

2.5%
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Majors

Computer Science

27.7%

Electrical Engineering

14.5%

Computer Engineering

10.5%

Business

8.5%

Information Technology

5.8%

Computer Information Systems

5.4%

Computer Applications

4.3%

Engineering

3.1%

Information Systems

2.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.6%

Mathematics

2.4%

Computer Networking

2.0%

Management Information Systems

1.9%

Management

1.6%

Project Management

1.3%

Accounting

1.2%

Mechanical Engineering

1.2%

Physics

1.1%

Finance

1.0%

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, And Research

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.8%

Masters

31.4%

Other

10.5%

Associate

4.7%

Certificate

3.4%

Doctorate

1.2%

Diploma

1.1%

License

0.0%
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