Software Test Engineer Salary in the United States

How much does a Software Test Engineer make in the United States? The average Software Test Engineer salary in the United States is $113,816 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $106,259 and $126,847. Salary ranges 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. 

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$106,259 to $126,847
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Source One Technical Solutions - Lake Forest , CA
Experience in developing software using a high-level programming language such as Python, C# or C++. * Experience in writing automated test scripts using tools such as Coded UI, Quick Test ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
... Test engineer to join our Wireless network team. You will be a key contributor as a product ... software upgrades, MOP verification • Experience with SW development is beneficial • ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
Kelly Services - Cupertino , CA
Client & Data Test Engineer Cupertino, CA 6 months contract We are seeking Data Test Engineers to ... Strong commitment to technical quality assurance as a key part of the software development cycle
Kelly Services - 10 days ago
The Fountain Group - Lake Forest , CA
Experience in software documentation review, developing test plans, writing and executing manual ... Experience in developing software using a high-level programming language such as Python, C# or C
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago
Intelliswift Software Inc - Seattle , WA
... test strategy for new products. 2Experience with Java and Python programming in a Linux development ... Company Description Intelliswift Software, Inc. is a premier business and technology solutions ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
CoreTechs - Goleta , CA
The ideal candidate for the position of Quality Assurance Test Engineer will have proven experience with Web based products and troubleshooting, evaluation and product release of software ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Software Test Engineer in the United States. The base salary for Software Test Engineer ranges from $106,259 to $126,847 with the average base salary of $113,816. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $115,189 to $141,962 with the average total cash compensation of $124,897.

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