Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

General Information

Description

Develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit68.34%
  2. State and local government12.74%
  3. Private, not for profit9.17%
  4. Federal government7.01%
  5. Self-employed2.58%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Computer Systems Design and Related Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$65,480

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$116,920
$62,350
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 70%
  • Associate's degree 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 7%
  • High school 3%
  • Post baccalaureate 3%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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