QA Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$81,336
$4,997
Additional Cash Compensation
$86,333
Total Compensation
Median: $81K
Min: $0K
Max: $120K

How Much Does a QA Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a QA Engineer in Chicago is $81,336. The average additional cash compensation for a QA Engineer in Chicago is $4,997. The average total compensation for a QA Engineer in Chicago is $86,333. QA Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous QA Engineer employees in Chicago.

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QA Engineer jobs in Chicago

Sr QA Automation Engineer - Future Opportunity

Chicago
1 week ago
+43
Responsible for design and execution of the high quality end-to-end UI and backend testing frameworks. Work with DEV teams continuously to enhance the quality and testing coverage of the product. Deliver optimized code and deal with interesting scalability challenges. Be the voice of quality in highly collaborative agile product teams. Make sure that each deployment to production is of highest quality.

Quality Assurance Engineering Intern

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+25
We are looking for a Quality Assurance Engineering Intern to join our Technology Department. You will work with the engineering team to help execute our agile testing strategy with our releases. In addition, you will help us expand and maintain a test automation framework and compose automated tests for our NowPow platform. A good candidate will be excited to take on new challenges, be able to implement test strategies, and be ready to jump into the details of the test execution.

QA Automation Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
+25
The QA Automation Engineer will work with the engineering team to lead, plan, and help execute our agile testing strategy with our releases. Also, a key responsibility of this role will be transitioning the NowPow team from a manual testing strategy to an automated testing strategy. The successful candidate will be a creative and resourceful self-starter with experience in both test automation and manual testing of SaaS solutions in an Agile Development environment as well as be excited to take on new challenges, be able to plan and implement test strategies at a high level and be ready to jump into the details of the test execution.

Lead Quality Assurance Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
As a Quality Assurance engineer at Gemini, you'll work together with a team of engineers, using your programming skills to design and develop detailed and robust test automation. You'll engage in functional and performance testing with an agile methodology in mind, and in proactive strategy and investigation to test the integrity of our products and product features. The ideal candidate loves to code and loves to immerse themselves in solving challenging problems. This position is full-time at Gemini’s offices in New York City, Portland, and Chicago, and will report to the Head of Quality Assurance.

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Chicago
1 day ago
As a Quality Assurance engineer at Gemini, you'll work together with a team of engineers, using your programming skills to design and develop detailed and robust test automation. You'll engage in functional and performance testing with an agile methodology in mind, and in proactive strategy and investigation to test the integrity of our products and product features. The ideal candidate loves to code and loves to immerse themselves in solving challenging problems. This position is full-time at Gemini’s offices in New York City and in Portland, and will report to the Head of Quality Assurance.

Quality Assurance Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+44
As a part of an agile team, you will closely collaborate with development, user experience, quality assurance and product stakeholders. In this role, you will learn how customers use iManage products so you can effectively test and stress the software. You are responsible for understanding and breaking down the requirements, creating test cases, and communicating the output to cross-functional teams. You will utilize Jira, DevTest, Excel and iManage products to be successful in this role.

Lead QA Automation Engineer

Chicago
2 days ago
+39
At GoHealth we sell health insurance for a wide array of providers. We need a wide array of quality assurance measures. As Lead QA Automation Engineer, you will play a key role in developing the QA Automation practice to ensure the highest level of quality in all of our applications for the best possible customer experience. From collaborating with QA analysts, software engineers, and product managers on testing strategies and test plan design, to writing automated tests using Kotlin and Gauge, to improving the automation framework for maximum efficiency of test implementation, you will be involved in every aspect of Quality Assurance Automation. You will be a mentor in developing and leading a growing team in Chicago and Slovakia. 

Senior QA Automation Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
The Senior QA Automation Engineer at GoHealth will play a key leadership role in shaping and executing on test plan automation for the entire engineering department. The successful candidate will be a creative and resourceful self-starter who will lead our QA Automation team, collaborating across product stacks and seeking constant improvement to our organization's ability to deliver a high quality experience to consumers looking for insurance.

SDET/QA Automation Engineer

Chicago
8 months ago
+45
 At Morningstar, helping investors is what brings us together and drives our work. We are looking for QA Automation Engineers or Software Development Engineers in Test (SDET) who specialize in full stack QA (Front end, Webservice, & Non-Functional testing) to join our team, grow with us, introduce us to new ideas and develop products that empower our users. Every day, you’ll work with team members across disciplines developing products for investors. You’ll interact daily with our product managers to understand our domain and create technical solutions that push us forward. We want to work with other engineers who bring knowledge and excitement about our opportunities. These positions are based in our Chicago office.

Senior SDET/QA Automation Engineer

Chicago
8 months ago
+45
At Morningstar, helping investors is what brings us together and drives our work. We are looking for QA Automation Engineers or Software Development Engineers in Test (SDET) who specialize in full stack QA (Front end, Webservice, & Non-Functional testing) to join our team, grow with us, introduce us to new ideas and develop products that empower our users. Every day, you’ll work with team members across disciplines developing products for investors. You’ll interact daily with our product managers to understand our domain and create technical solutions that push us forward. We want to work with other engineers who bring knowledge and excitement about our opportunities. These positions are based in our Chicago office.

QA Engineer

Chicago
2 days ago
+41
Develop, execute, and maintain manual and automated tests for BenchPrep products and initiatives. Be responsible for test execution on clearly specified scopes of product work. Be accountable for providing input on test planning for new and existing BenchPrep products.

QA Engineer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+21
The tastytrade family of companies (tastytrade, tastyworks, dough, quiet foundation, and The Small Exchange) empowers individual investors by providing educational media, intuitive and powerful trading software, high-speed order execution, innovative derivatives products, and portfolio guidance. The diversity of our offerings and the technology that powers them provides our engineers with exposure to a broad set of tools and the opportunity to

QA Engineer Salary ranges

The most common QA Engineer salary in Chicago is between $70k - $80k.

Average QA Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title QA Engineer make the most at companies with 51-200 employees, earning $83,679 on average.

QA Engineer Salary by gender

The average QA Engineer salary for women is $87,021 and the average QA Engineer salary for men is $73,433.

QA Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a QA Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $92,478. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $56,000.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $69,016
Min: $42K
Max: $93K
QA Engineer $81,336
Min: $0K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,598
Min: $63K
Max: $112K
Software Test Engineer $90,423
Min: $55K
Max: $120K
Front End Developer $99,066
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
Android Developer $100,111
Min: $65K
Max: $152K
iOS Developer $101,465
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $105,892
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Software Engineer $108,108
Min: $72K
Max: $165K
Salesforce Developer $108,143
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Security Engineer $109,214
Min: $80K
Max: $135K
Site Reliability Engineer $111,000
Min: $93K
Max: $132K
Sales Engineer $112,123
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
DevOps Engineer $116,608
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Game Developer $118,250
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Data Engineer $118,281
Min: $65K
Max: $165K
QA Manager $121,381
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Machine Learning Engineer $130,000
Min: $125K
Max: $135K
Senior Software Engineer $133,744
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Lead Software Engineer $133,889
Min: $102K
Max: $161K
Data Architect $141,364
Min: $68K
Max: $190K
Database Administrator $142,800
Min: $130K
Max: $166K
Hardware Engineer $144,000
Min: $85K
Max: $224K
Engineering Manager $145,036
Min: $77K
Max: $206K
Systems Engineer $147,000
Min: $143K
Max: $151K
Principal Software Engineer $153,473
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Director of Software Engineering $180,049
Min: $133K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $198,561
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Data Engineering Manager $200,667
Min: $182K
Max: $210K
Vice President of Engineering $208,202
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect QA Engineer salaries in Chicago

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QA
2% have this skill
2
SQL
2% have this skill
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Java
1% have this skill
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Python
1% have this skill
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Javascript
1% have this skill
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C#
1% have this skill

Recent QA Engineer salaries in Chicago

$67,500
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $67,500 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $60,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$85,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $85,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$89,000
Yearly Salary
A Test Engineering Specialist reported a yearly salary of $89,000 with +$1,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$113,300
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $113,300
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$12,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000 with +$4,500 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A qa reported a yearly salary of $95,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
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