QA Engineer

Quality assurance (QA) engineers develop and execute software testing plans and procedures.

Also Called

Software Quality Assurance Engineer
Software Quality Assurance Tester
Software Tester
QA Tester
Software Tester
Test Engineer
Application Tester


Quality assurance (QA) engineers develop and execute software testing plans and procedures. A QA engineer is responsible to catch, document, and report bugs and coding errors to the software development team. They are required to be adept in the development environment, database management, and component-specific software and languages.


Duties and Responsibilities:

These are some of the core duties and responsibilities of a QA Engineer, however, specific tasks will depend on the type of business, organization, client, or project.

  • Design test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures to identify software problems and their causes
  • Document software issues using a bug tracking system
  • Develop standards and procedures to determine product quality and release readiness
  • Report bugs or defects to software developers for correction
  • Identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, or content
  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, designs, schedules, or potential problems
  • Monitor debugging process results
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies


Products/Technologies a QA Engineer may work with:

  • Test case management: Test Manager, Testlink, Spira, QA Symphony
  • Defect tracking: Bugzilla, Jira, IBM Rational ClearQuest
  • Load test: JMeter, LoadUI
  • Functional test: Selenium
  • Automated testing software: Selenium, HP Quick Test Professional, IBM Rational, TestComplete


The average monthly salary of a QA Engineer in Philippines ranges between Php 34,175 - Php 95,000 (median: Php 64,587).

0 to 2 years experience

P30,000 - P45,000

(median: P40,000)

  • 30000
  • 45000
  • 40000

3 to 5 years experience

P45,000 - P85,000

(median: P48,500)

  • 45000
  • 85000
  • 48500

6 to 10 years experience

P80,000 - P150,000

(median: P69,850)

  • 80000
  • 150000
  • 69850

More than 10 years

P130,000 - P200,000

(median: P0)

  • 130000
  • 200000


Manual Testing (Software)
Automated Testing
Software Testing

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