QA Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$83,396
$10,998
Additional Cash Compensation
$94,394
Total Compensation
Median: $83K
Min: $0K
Max: $120K

How Much Does a QA Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a QA Engineer in Chicago is $83,396. The average additional cash compensation for a QA Engineer in Chicago is $10,998. The average total compensation for a QA Engineer in Chicago is $94,394. 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

QA AUTOMATION ENGINEER (SDET)

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+47
1.   Performing in-sprint functional acceptance automation using the relevant tools and frameworks by collaborating with the development and product teams. 2.   Development and implementation of stress and parallel tests for non-functional requirements. 3.   Design and Development of custom testing framework for better control of execution and overall management (selection, logging, reporting ...etc.). 4.   Works independently on complex systems or infrastructure components that may be used by one or more applications or systems. 5.   Maintains high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits. 6.   Employee is also responsible for performing other job duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time to time.

QA Engineering Manager

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+48
We're seeking an experienced QA engineering manager to lead and expand the QA engineering practice within our rapidly growing product division. You'll manage our team of QA engineers, collaborate closely with product management, design, and other engineering leadership, and be responsible for the quality assurance and release management of all product development work. As we expand the team aggressively, you'll utilize your demonstrated experience building and scaling QA teams to show us the path forward to our next stage of growth.

Quality Assurance Engineer

Chicago
13 hours ago
+53
Designing and building test environments as well as data sets. Analyzing requirements/designing as well as determining test scripts, test cases, automation, and integration activities required based on general objectives. Collaborating and communicating with the team as well as management regarding test status, project progress and issue resolution. Representing the software quality engineering team throughout all phases of larger and more-complex development projects. Maintaining awareness of current development, testing, commercial and open source offerings of interest. Striving to consistently learn and improve within the company as well as share general development trends with the team.

Lead Quality Assurance Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+29
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
3 weeks ago
+29
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.

SDET/QA Automation Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+56
 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
1 week ago
+56
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
1 week ago
+30
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

Chicago
1 week ago
+54
We are looking for a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer to bring their passion for and experience in QA to our Engineering team. You will be supporting dscout in the development and delivery of innovative, qualitative research software products. You will be working in a fast-paced, agile environment; interacting with a variety of leading development tools and languages; and learning advanced development, QA, and product delivery best practices. You will work in a cross-functional product team made up of QA, engineers, designers, and PMs. Your expertise in writing test cases, documenting results, and providing feedback will lead you to become an expert in the dscout platform. You will also be working with engineers to troubleshoot issues that may arise with internal or external users. If this sounds exciting, we would love to talk with you!

QA Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+43
We’re looking for a QA Engineer to join our team to help build fast, easy and beautiful tools for thousands of restaurants. As a QA Engineer, you will work directly with the product designers, software engineers, and support engineers in the team to test the product; develop and maintain test cases. You will bring to the team industry best practices around functional, and regression testing and ensure high-quality and high-velocity product launches. People who do well on this team are self-motivated with a passion for the problems we’re out to solve and how technology can help. We look for individuals with a deep knowledge of quality assurance methodologies and those who are ready to champion our web-based and mobile-first philosophy. Our team is pretty small (almost a dozen engineers and a few designers), and undergoing exponential growth, so there's a great opportunity for you to make a difference.

QA Engineer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+37
The QA Engineer will be central to our software development and deployment process, primarily responsible for writing and executing test plans, manual testing, and running and interpreting results of automated tests. This person will collaborate closely with software development and product management teams, as well as stakeholders to ensure adherence to Kin’s strategic goals while managing risk. 

QA Engineer

Remote
2 weeks ago
+47
We are adding a Quality Assurance Engineer to our Tech team! As a Quality Assurance Engineer at Snapsheet, you are a solver - building test systems and processes that will improve what we have in place currently and prevent issues proactively. You thrive in an environment where you are working with a team of software developers, QAs, and designers in a fast-paced, agile development environment. You enjoy identifying any potential quality issues t

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 11-50 employees, earning $95,000 on average.

QA Engineer Salary by gender

The average QA Engineer salary for women is $87,736 and the average QA Engineer salary for men is $77,423.

QA Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a QA Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $93,230. 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 $71,851
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $81,206
Min: $63K
Max: $112K
QA Engineer $83,396
Min: $0K
Max: $120K
Software Test Engineer $90,155
Min: $55K
Max: $120K
Android Developer $95,039
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,123
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,514
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Automation Engineer $106,362
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Software Engineer $106,598
Min: $60K
Max: $165K
Salesforce Developer $109,900
Min: $66K
Max: $135K
Security Engineer $110,267
Min: $80K
Max: $150K
Site Reliability Engineer $111,333
Min: $90K
Max: $135K
Sales Engineer $113,684
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Systems Engineer $114,814
Min: $65K
Max: $151K
Data Engineer $117,879
Min: $65K
Max: $165K
DevOps Engineer $118,105
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Game Developer $118,250
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
QA Manager $121,960
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Senior Software Engineer $133,759
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Lead Software Engineer $133,881
Min: $102K
Max: $170K
Machine Learning Engineer $135,000
Min: $125K
Max: $145K
Data Architect $139,463
Min: $68K
Max: $190K
Database Administrator $142,800
Min: $130K
Max: $166K
Hardware Engineer $145,200
Min: $85K
Max: $224K
Engineering Manager $146,315
Min: $77K
Max: $206K
Principal Software Engineer $152,694
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Data Engineering Manager $178,821
Min: $137K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $181,758
Min: $133K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $199,598
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $204,284
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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Amazon Web Services
0% have this skill

Recent QA Engineer salaries in Chicago

$86,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Quality Engineer reported a yearly salary of $86,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$18,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000 with +$8,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$135,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $135,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$83,500
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $83,500
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Quality Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $80,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$85,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $85,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
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