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?
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.
Industries that made the list include:
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.
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.
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