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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

  • $72,000

    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
Systems Engineer Systems Administrator Analyst
Analyst Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Functional Consultant Customer Relationship Management Consultant
Customer Relationship Management Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Technical Specialist Desktop Support Technician
Desktop Support Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager President Business Developer
Head Of Business Development
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Business Analyst Senior Consultant
Lead Consultant
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Software Tester
6 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Assistant Vice President Vice President
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Project Manager & Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead
Project Manager/Test Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Project Coordinator Project Specialist
Project Team Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Engineer Application Engineer
Senior Applications Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Analyst Business Analyst
Senior Business Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Systems Administrator Build-Release Engineer
Senior Release Engineer
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Senior Consultant Subject Matter Expert
Senior Subject Matter Expert
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Software Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Software Development Engineer Senior Software Engineer Software Engineer Lead
Software Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Leader
Technical Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Software Test Analyst Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead Test Manager
Test System Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Product Manager Director Of Product Development
Vice President Product Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Test Engineer 2.9 years
Systems Tester 2.4 years
Test Developer 1.9 years
Software Tester 1.8 years
Top Careers Before Software Test Engineer
Internship 2.4%
Top Careers After Software Test Engineer
Consultant 2.2%

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Software Test Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

62.4%

Female

32.8%

Unknown

4.8%
Ethnicity

White

44.8%

Asian

27.7%

Hispanic or Latino

10.8%

Unknown

8.8%

Black or African American

7.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

21.1%

Chinese

11.8%

Japanese

9.7%

French

9.3%

Russian

7.6%

Mandarin

6.8%

German

6.3%

Carrier

5.5%

Portuguese

4.2%

Hindi

3.0%

Korean

3.0%

Cantonese

2.1%

Arabic

2.1%

Italian

1.7%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Greek

1.3%

Telugu

0.8%

Turkish

0.8%

Hebrew

0.8%

Thai

0.8%
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Software Test Engineer Education

Schools

University of Washington

13.6%

University of Phoenix

8.4%

National University

7.2%

Bellevue College

6.8%

Illinois Institute of Technology

5.7%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.6%

San Diego State University

5.5%

University of Texas at Dallas

4.8%

San Jose State University

4.8%

Strayer University

4.8%

George Mason University

4.1%

More Tech Institute

4.1%

University of Maryland - University College

3.7%

Colorado Technical University

3.6%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.2%

University of Texas at Austin

2.9%

Washington State University

2.9%

Santa Clara University

2.7%

Texas A&M University

2.7%

Florida Atlantic University

2.7%
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Majors

Computer Science

26.8%

Electrical Engineering

15.7%

Computer Engineering

9.6%

Business

9.2%

Computer Information Systems

5.7%

Information Technology

5.1%

Computer Applications

3.8%

Engineering

3.2%

Information Systems

3.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.7%

Mathematics

2.6%

Management

1.8%

Management Information Systems

1.8%

Computer Networking

1.8%

Project Management

1.3%

Accounting

1.3%

Mechanical Engineering

1.3%

Physics

1.2%

Education

1.1%

Computer Programming

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.0%

Masters

31.2%

Other

11.0%

Associate

4.8%

Certificate

3.8%

Doctorate

1.2%

Diploma

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 Engineer In Test Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 19, 2015 $158,000
Software Test Engineer Versa Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Oct 06, 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 Jun 13, 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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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Software Test Engineer

Average Yearly Salary
$72,000
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$53,000
Min 10%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$98,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
GoDaddy
Highest Paying City
Petaluma, CA
Highest Paying State
Oregon
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 $72,791 per year or $35 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $53,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $98,000.

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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:
  • Involved in requirements review, Design review, test plan review, test cases review, and meetings coordination.
  • 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.
  • Project management & software development experience with the ability to participate in and facilitate IS process improvement.

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  4. District of Columbia
  5. Washington
  6. Maryland
  7. Virginia
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