Salary for Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

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Individuals working in this profession test software to identify problems. They may use detailed plans to accomplish this goal, and create a database of known issues. These professionals may create special programs to debug software and to locate the origin of problems in the programs they are testing. Their findings may be reported to software developers. A Bachelor's degree or higher is expected for this position, and earnings can range dramatically depending on location and company size.

A Software Quality Assurance Engineer/Tester usually receives a compensation in a range of $65,210 - $170,100 based on experience and education levels. will normally receive a wage of one hundred and fourteen thousand two hundred and seventy dollars on a yearly basis.

receive the highest salary in Washington, where they can earn pay of approximately $138,400. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Retail Trade, where they can receive normal pay levels of $134,780.

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Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Finance and Insurance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Public Administration
Health Care and Social Assistance
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