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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
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
$72,000
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$57,000
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%
$92,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Narvar
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Virginia
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 $73,066 per year or $35 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $57,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $92,000.

Real Software Test Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Software Test Engineer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Aug 10, 2015 $125,757
Software Test Engineer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Oct 23, 2015 $125,757
Software Test Engineer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jun 10, 2019 $122,886
Software Test Engineer Eureka Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2018 $94,200
Software Test Engineer Viewsoft, Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 23, 2019 $87,422
Software Test Engineer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Mar 25, 2019 $82,000
Software Test Engineer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 18, 2017 $70,000
Software Test Engineer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Aug 29, 2014 $70,000
Software Test Engineer Viewsoft Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 20, 2010 $65,166
Software Test Engineer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Feb 05, 2015 $62,000
Software Test Engineer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 29, 2015 $62,000
Software Test Engineer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 10, 2015 $60,000

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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:
  • Developed detailed testing strategy for the entire application and developed various test cases using test director.
  • Conducted business process analysis gathering and analyzing business requirements to create functional specifications and business requirements utilizing Requisite Pro application.
  • Provided technical support, customer service, and ran test validation for Tablet PC, Windows XP, Windows 2000.
  • Reorganized the subsystem for large-scale production SQL database updating to enable future developers to easily and efficiently execute changes.
  • Coordinated software configuration management for product bug fixes.

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  1. Virginia
  2. New Hampshire
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Delaware
  5. California
  6. Maryland
  7. Colorado
  8. New Jersey
  9. Connecticut
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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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