Software QA Engineer Salary in the United States

How much does a Software QA Engineer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Software QA Engineer in the United States is $44 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $40 and $51. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Openings for Software QA Engineer
Talent Networks LLC - San Jose , CA
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Location : San Jose CA Visa : No CPT & OPT candidates NOTE: Onsite Mandatory No Exceptions Most required skills : Writing scripts using Ruby and SoapUI (Both are ... - 4 days ago
Summary: The main function of a software QA engineer is to research and test the design, functionality and maintenance of software, systems and processes and develop quality standards. Job ...
ZipRecruiter - 7 days ago
Sigmaways, Inc. - Sunnyvale , CA
The QA Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, running, maintaining and documenting ... Works closely with QA Software Testers, IT software development and project teams to develop test ... - 4 days ago
us tech solutions - Woodland , California
US Tech Solutions is seeking a "QA Engineer - Selenium Tester" for 6+ Months with a client in ... business, software development or quality management. About US Tech Solutions: Your talent, our ...
Jobtome - 4 days ago
3i People, Inc. - Austin , TX
Must have successfully led a team of Software Test Engineers in current or previous jobs ... Design and develop QA automation test cases using Selenium with Java and execute * Experience with ... - 5 days ago
Idelji - Santa Monica , CA
Enterprise SaaS company in the heart of Santa Monica, steps from the beach, is seeking an entry level QA Software Engineer to join our growing team. You will be responsible for writing test cases ...
ZipRecruiter - 8 days ago