What does a Software QA Engineer do?

Software QA engineers perform evaluation and verification tasks to ensure software development processes adhere to quality standards and protocol. They are actively involved in the entire design, development, and execution process. They provide guidance throughout the development lifecycle and identify any potential complications. They perform testing, validation, and troubleshooting tasks. Their primary objective is to ensure the project stays on schedule and within budget, while avoiding any issues that could cause delays or lead to costly post-deployment problems at a future point.

Software QA engineers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field. They must have extensive hands-on experience testing and evaluating software programs at all stages of development. These roles require proficiency with common coding and programming languages, and experience using testing and validation tools.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Software QA Engineer make near United States?

$102,795 /yr
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Software QA Engineer Career Path

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Aya HealthcareAya Healthcare
Software QA Engineer
Nov 15, 2021

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High Peak SoftwareHigh Peak Software
Software QA Engineer
Apr 14, 2023

“I got an opportunity to work on multiple projects and it is a great learning experience.”

TCP SoftwareTCP Software
Software QA Engineer
Aug 28, 2022

“A good place to start off one's career; there was a lot of internships leading to employment and then further development of careers”

QuadraForce Technologies
Software QA Engineer
Mar 2, 2023

“1. Nothing as of now 2. Nothing 3.No issue 4. Work life balance is good 5. Best company”

Versatile MobiTechVersatile MobiTech
Software QA Engineer
May 6, 2023

“I have choosed a good company to grow up my career to develop my future.”

Software QA Engineer
Apr 17, 2023

“Super nice and fun teammates”

Software QA Engineer
Oct 26, 2022

“Promotes growth and career development You have a voice You can get stuff done here Initiative is encouraged and promoted”

3Qi Labs3Qi Labs
Software QA Engineer
Aug 14, 2023

“It's a good company if you are starting your career as a Software Tester as you will get to learn a lot about Automation Testing.”

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  • QA Manager

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