Software QA Salary Survey 2024

As we look ahead to 2024, the software testing and QA/Test talent space remains a significant area of focus for companies. They recognise the importance of allocating appropriate resources to testing teams, leading to several benefits, including enhanced cost-effectiveness, heightened product and service security, improved product quality, increased customer satisfaction, and the ability to offer best-in-class solutions in the market.

There are several key trends that organisations are embracing as they move into 2024. These trends include a shift towards exploratory testing, the adoption of testing in production environments, the evolution of next-generation mobile testing practices, and the integration of assisted AI technologies to enhance test automation processes.

These strategic initiatives are poised to shape the software testing and QA test talent landscape, positioning companies to thrive in the competitive tech market.

In the software quality assurance and software testing jobs market, qa professionals typically maintain a median tenure of 1.7 years. Notably, 14% of quality assurance professionals changed to new jobs in 2023, suggesting a moderate level of mobility and continued demand for adept QA and testing experts throughout the Ireland’s tech landscape.

Software Quality Assurance / Test Salary Survey

Position Junior (1-3 yrs) Mid (3-6 yrs) Senior (6+ yrs) Contract Day Rates
QA Tester €35000-€45000 €45000-€55000 €55000-€70000 €300-€475
Manual Tester €40000-€50000 €50000-€60000 €60000-€70000 €325-€400
Automation Tester €40000-€55000 €55000-€75000 €75000-€90000 €450-€550
Performance Tester €45000-€60000 €60000-€70000 €70000-€90000 €450-€600
SDET €45000-€65000 €65000-€80000 €80000-€90000 €450-€600
Test Lead €65000-€70000 €70000-€75000 €75000-€85000 €475-€625
Test Manager €75000-€80000 €80000-€85000 €85000-€95000 €500-€650
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