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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

  • $70,000

    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
System Test Engineer Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Technical Analyst
Lead Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead
Quality Assurance Team Leader
6 Yearsyrs
Software Development Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Senior .NET Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Consultant Senior Software Engineer
Senior ETL Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Systems Administrator Software Engineer
Senior Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager Business Analyst
Senior Programmer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Analyst Quality Assurance Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager
Senior Quality Assurance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Consultant
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
System Test Engineer Quality Assurance Engineer
Senior Test Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Sales Consultant Solution Specialist
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Software Engineer 3.2 years
Test Specialist 3.0 years
Test Engineer 3.0 years
Test Manager 2.9 years
Systems Tester 2.6 years
Quality Analyst 2.6 years
Software Analyst 2.6 years
Automation Lead 2.4 years
Senior Tester 2.3 years
Quality Tester 2.2 years
Test Developer 2.2 years
Test Analyst 2.1 years
Service Tester 2.1 years
Application Tester 1.8 years
Software Tester 1.8 years
Automation Tester 1.8 years
Functional Tester 1.8 years
Manual Tester 1.7 years
Tester 1.7 years
UAT Tester 1.5 years
Junior Tester 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 2.1%
Consultant 1.9%
Top Employers After
Consultant 2.2%

Software Test Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

62.2%

Female

33.2%

Unknown

4.5%
Ethnicity

White

57.8%

Asian

27.3%

Unknown

7.3%

Hispanic or Latino

6.7%

Black or African American

0.9%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

21.4%

Chinese

11.2%

Japanese

9.8%

French

8.5%

Mandarin

7.1%

Russian

6.7%

German

6.7%

Carrier

6.3%

Portuguese

4.0%

Hindi

3.1%

Arabic

3.1%

Korean

2.7%

Cantonese

2.2%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Turkish

1.3%

Italian

1.3%

Indonesian

0.9%

Thai

0.9%

Tamil

0.9%

Swedish

0.4%
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Software Test Engineer Education

Schools

University of Washington

13.0%

University of Phoenix

8.2%

National University

8.1%

Bellevue College

6.7%

San Diego State University

5.9%

Illinois Institute of Technology

5.4%

University of Texas at Dallas

5.1%

Strayer University

5.1%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.0%

San Jose State University

4.2%

University of Maryland - University College

4.1%

More Tech Institute

4.1%

George Mason University

3.9%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.3%

Colorado Technical University

3.3%

Northeastern University

3.1%

Florida Atlantic University

3.0%

George Washington University

2.8%

Washington State University

2.8%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

2.7%
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Majors

Computer Science

25.9%

Electrical Engineering

16.4%

Business

9.4%

Computer Engineering

9.2%

Computer Information Systems

6.1%

Information Technology

4.9%

Computer Applications

3.9%

Information Systems

3.1%

Engineering

3.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.6%

Mathematics

2.5%

Management Information Systems

1.9%

Computer Networking

1.9%

Management

1.8%

Mechanical Engineering

1.4%

Physics

1.4%

Project Management

1.3%

Education

1.2%

Accounting

1.2%

Computer Programming

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.4%

Masters

30.6%

Other

11.2%

Associate

4.9%

Certificate

3.8%

Diploma

1.1%

Doctorate

1.1%
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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 Test Engineer Versa Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jun 13, 2016 $158,000
Software Test Engineer Versa Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA May 25, 2016 $158,000
Software Engineer In Test Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 19, 2015 $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 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 Allegion PLC Golden, CO Oct 26, 2015 $87,214 -
$95,000
Software Test Engineer III Echostar Technologies LLC Englewood, CO May 18, 2016 $87,214
Software Engineer In Test Microstrategy, Inc. Tysons Corner, VA Jan 08, 2016 $87,150
Software Engineer In Test Expedia, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 28, 2015 $87,125 -
$100,000
Software Engineer In Test Expedia, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 05, 2015 $87,125 -
$104,000
Software Test Engineer (MID Level) It Division Inc. Cumming, GA Jun 16, 2015 $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 19, 2016 $69,763

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Top Skills for A Software Test Engineer

ManualTestCasesTestPlansWindowsXPSQLServerWebApplicationTestDataTestScriptsSoftwareDevelopersBugReportsFunctionalRequirementsStatusQAUserInterfaceTestResultsTestScenariosGUIUnixXMLBusinessRequirementsUAT

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Top Software Test Engineer Skills

  1. Manual Test Cases
  2. Test Plans
  3. Windows XP
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Involved in the creation and execution of manual test cases to facilitate both Positive and Negative Testing.
  • Created test plans, test outlines and bug report templates for the Quality Assurance team.
  • Maintained Windows XP Terminal Server Stress Servers, Private domains and long haul servers.
  • NET and SQL Server 2005 Database management.
  • Test web applications using Waterfall, Iterative and Agile development process.

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