Software Test Engineer Salary in the United States

How much does a Software Test Engineer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Software Test Engineer in the United States is $55 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $51 and $61. 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 Test Engineer
Aerotek - San Francisco , California
Provide guidance to engineering staff and other personnel and ensure that design control ... test method validation, process validation and related areas of the quality management system
Aerotek Corporate - 3 days ago
Kelly Services - Santa Clara Valley , CA
The Windows Test Engineer is responsible for testing and ensuring the quality of Boot Camp software with shipping and pre-release versions of Microsoft Windows. Job Requirements: * Functional ...
Kelly Services - 7 days ago
Cybercoders - Vista , CA
Senior Test Engineer If you are a Senior Test Engineer with experience, please read on! We are ... hardware/software for new test systems and/or new product test suites. -Debugs new and existing ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 3 days ago
Progressive IT - Rancho Cordova , CA
Create new test scenarios while making sure requirements are met. * Understand integration points ... developer * Must have automated testing experience * Must have software testing experience
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
Veracyte - South San Francisco , CA
As a lead software test engineer, you'll make an immediate impact by managing and leading the testing process for applications at Veracyte that directly help our company expand and develop new ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
Kelly Services - Cupertino , CA
Kelly Services is hiring a Client & Data Test Engineer for a contract opportunity in Cupertino ... Strong commitment to technical quality assurance as a key part of the software development cycle
Kelly Services - 3 days ago