The Only Salary Guide Singapore-Based Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers Need

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Following up from our Salary Guide for Software Engineers, we wanted to follow up with another guide for our Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer buddies, whose responsibilities include identifying and preventing defects in products. 

While COVID-19 has affected businesses globally, QA Engineers are still in high demand because let’s face it - The modern world runs on code.

As a QA engineer, knowing that you’re in demand is good news but how can you use this knowledge to your advantage? How much more can you demand for exactly?

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In this article, we uncover the best places to work at if you’re a QA/Testing engineer. We also compiled a list of 10 of the most-searched companies on NodeFlair. From there, we looked at the compensation they offered across four levels of seniority: junior, mid-level, senior and lead. 

Salary Guide for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers

Industries that made the list include:

  • Information & technology (Grab, GovTech)
  • Finance (DBS, JP Morgan, Visa)
  • Consumer electronics (Razer)

Regardless if you’re a fresh graduate, looking to switch up your career, or move up in seniority, there will always be companies offering competitive remuneration packages. That said, salary should not be your sole consideration.

Also take into account intangibles such as the company’s culture, the team you’ll be working with and non-monetary benefits. But for the purpose of this article, we’ll focus on what we can quantify. With that said, let's establish a baseline with the industry standard salaries for QA Engineers.

How much are Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers paid in Singapore?

Across the 9 companies we shortlisted, the average salary of a Junior QA Engineer is around $3,400 to $8,000 per month depending on the company. For Senior QA Engineers, the average salary is around $7,000 to $9,500 per month.

 Note: Salary data comes from NodeFlair Salaries, which is based on anonymised user submissions. To verify accuracy, we use payslips or offer letters as proof. If you want to help the tech community, contribute your salary data here

Disclaimer: Data Source and Accuracy

Source

  • All data presented in this article are acquired from NodeFlair Salaries
  • NodeFlair Salaries primary collects data from 2 main sources - User Submissions and MyCareersFuture job listings

Accuracy of User Submitted data

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  • All user-submitted salaries are authenticated by ensuring users provide supporting documents to proof their employment and salary data
  • It also allows a more granular breakdown of the submission: Fixed Bonus, Variable Bonus, Stocks, Vesting period, Years of experience of the employee, and the date of submission
  • Some entries may have a "✔" beside, which indicates that the data is further supported by an Offer Letter or Payslip
  • This is a stark contrast from Glassdoor, where non-legitimate "employees" can submit their data which still gets listed on the site with no tight verification process

Accuracy of MyCareersFuture's data

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  • Job listings are from MyCareersFuture, a Singapore Government website
  • NodeFlair picks up the salary range of every listing, which is a compulsory field on the site
  • While the data does offer some gauge of the market, it does NOT guarantee that your offered package will fall within the range
  • Some of the data ranges may be too wide to provide any useful insight
  • For this article, where there is insufficient user submitted data, we will take an average of the salary range from MyCareersFuture

Salaries of Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers in the Information & Technology Sector


Base Salary for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers Working in Grab

About Grab: Grab is Southeast Asia's leading super app - providing transportation, logistics and financial services. We aim to solve key problems in the region and improve the lives of millions through technology. 

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Base Salary for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers Working in ByteDance

About ByteDance: ByteDance is a technology company operating a range of content platforms that inform, educate, entertain and inspire people across languages, cultures, and geographies. Dedicated to building global platforms of creation and interaction, ByteDance now has a portfolio of applications available in over 150 markets and 75 languages. For example, TikTok, Helo, Vigo Video, Douyin, and Huoshan.

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Base Salary for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers Working in GovTech

About GovTech: The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) aims to transform the delivery of Government digital services by taking an "outside-in"​ view, putting citizens and businesses at the heart of everything we do. 

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Base Salary for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers Working in Cognizant

About Cognizant: Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients'​ business, operating and technology models for the digital era.

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Salaries of Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers in the Finance Sector


Base Salary for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers Working in JPMorgan Chase & Co.

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.: For over 200 years, JPMorgan Chase & Co has provided innovative financial solutions for consumers, small businesses, corporations, governments and institutions around the world.

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Base Salary for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers Working in DBS

About DBS: DBS, a leading financial services group headquartered in Singapore, operates across 18 markets. We are an Asia-centric commercial bank focused on harnessing the region’s long-term potential as the centre of economic gravity shifts eastwards to Asia.

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Base Salary for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers Working in Visa

About Visa: Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do.

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Salaries of Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers in the Consumer Electronics sector


Base Salary for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers Working in Razer

About Razer: Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities.

With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.



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