Software QA FYI - SQAFYI

Salary Information for Software QA Engineer




Sarlary Information by payscale


Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) (United States)

California      $65000
  
Washington      $59000  
 
Massachusetts   $57500  
 
Virginia        $60000  
 
Texas           $55000  
 
Colorado        $57500  
 
Illinois        $54000  
 
New Jersey      $52000  

Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) (United States)

California      $82500  
 
Washington      $70000  
 
Massachusetts   $75000  
 
Texas           $70000  
 
New York        $73500  
 
Illinois        $70500  
 
Virginia        $69500  
 
Florida         $60000 

Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) (Canada)

Toronto                $35459	

Vancouver              $40893
	
Ottawa                 $42566	

Montreal-Centre-Ville  $30404
	
Calgary                $33824	

Ottawa-Kanata          $49407	

Toronto-York           $34205

Testing / Quality Assurance (QA), Computer Software or Hardware (Canada)

Toronto            $38005	
Vancouver          $38385	
Montreal           $32304	
Ottawa             $45606	
London             $25615	
Winnipeg           $31544	
Edmonton           $36371	
Ottawa-Kanata      $38005

Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software) (Canada)

Vancouver  $41806	
Toronto    $39981	


Sarlary Information by itjobswatch


Software Testing Average Salaries (UK region)

 
England	           34,382
Scotland	   28,880	
Wales	           28,776	
Northern Ireland   35,000	
Isle of Man	   26,000	

QA Engineer Average Salaries (UK region)

 
England	        34,439
Scotland	29,095	
Wales	        27,500	

QA Analyst Average Salaries (UK region)

 
England	        33,120	
Scotland	27,000	
Wales	        23,500	


Sarlary Information by salary


Entry Level Test Engineer 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
the United States $46,277 $50,935 $57,279


Intermediate Level Test Engineer 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
the United States $54,252 $59,507 $64,816


Senior Test Engineer 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
the United States $63,920 $69,102 $77,434


Software Quality Assurance 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
the United States $51,388 $59,450 $71,309


Senior Software Quality Assurance 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
the United States $80,645 $84,859 $100,675



Sarlary Information by softwaretestinginstitute

http://www.softwaretestinginstitute.com/salaries.html

The information contained herein will be updated in the fall of 2002, using information gathered in the 2002 Software Testing Institute Salary Survey. In the interim, here is a brief overview of the Quality Progress (Published by American Society for Quality, or ASQ) salary survey conducted in December, 2001:

Without ASQ
Certification
With ASQ
Certification
Reliability Engineer $68,684.00 $76,769.00
Software Quality Engineer $72,130.00 $74,297.00
Quality Manager $66,058.00 $71,163.00
Quality Engineer $56,180.00 $61,544.00
Quality Auditor $48,800.00 $53,830.00
Quality Technician $37,291.00 $38,400.00


Do you want to know how to fairly compensate a software tester? Perhaps you are more interested in learning how much you can reasonably expect to get paid for your own testing job, or for the one you have your sights on. Whatever your motivation, following is a summary of software tester salary information that will help you on your way.

The Big Picture

The average salary for a tester with 3-6 years of relevant experience is approximately $85,000 per year, with a median of approximately $70,000. A tester with 7+ years of experience, on the other hand, makes an average of $98,000 with a median of approximately $82,000 per year. The highest paid testers in the 7+ experience group are working in the New York computer software industry for an annual salary of $135,000. The lowest paid testers in this experience group are those in the Southeast academia industry who make around $63,000.

The table below shows representative salary ranges which were obtained from the online Pencom guide by selecting the Computer/Sofware Development industry with NT/95/Unix operating system skills, client/server knowledge and some test automation tool experience.

City/Area Years of Experience
Less than 1 1-2 3-6 7+
Midwest $44,000 $54,000 $64,000 $74,000
Texas $49,000 $59,000 $69,000 $79,000
Silicon Valley $52,000 $62,000 $94,000 $104,000
Greater NY Area $53,000 $63,000 $110,000 $135,000

Location, Location, Location

The greater New York metropolitan area reports the highest software tester salaries, with Silicon Valley close behind. Chicago testers make slightly less than those living in Texas, but the cost of living is so much lower in Texas that the difference in expendable income is much more for Texans than the salary comparisons can show. In fact, Texas' lower costs make it bottom-line competitive with New York and San Jose, in addition to Chicago. By comparing salaries using the Homefair Salary Calculator, a $135,000 position in New York, NY is equal to a $54,500 position in Dallas, Texas. In reality the similarly experienced Texan is making about $79,000, a gain of about $25,000. The same Texan tester would realize a gain of about $13,000 over a peer making $104,000 in San Jose, and a whopping $31,000 over his or her counterpart making $74,000 in Chicago.

Salary Information for Software QA Engineer