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Process Quality Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Process Quality Engineer evaluates production processes and performance in manufacturing. Develops engineering to improve the quality of existing production processes or develops new processes to improve quality and efficiency.

Job Outlook

There were 118 Process Quality Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2573 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Validation Engineer industry, which includes the Process Quality Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Process Quality Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $90,273.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $82,915.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Process Quality Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $79,189.

Education and Experience

Posted Process Quality Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1.83%
Bachelor's Degree52.74%
Master's Degree9.72%
Doctoral Degree1.24%
Other3.81%

Posted Process Quality Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years20.75%
3 to 5 years47.04%
6 to 8 years21.15%
9+ years11.07%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Process Quality Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Safety Assurance (47.38%)
  • Communication (37.78%)
  • Quality Assurance (29.69%)
  • Problem Solving (27.75%)
  • Management (20.29%)
  • Leadership (15.43%)
  • Writing (15.2%)
  • Planning (14.92%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (14.26%)
  • Operations (13.41%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Java (Programming Language) (27.35%)
  • Agile Methodology (27.76%)
  • Test Automation (44.19%)
  • Automation (67.9%)
  • Application Programming Interface (API) (22.77%)
  • Selenium (Software) (26.7%)
  • Test Planning (22.4%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Test Tools (7.62%)
  • Git (Version Control System) (10.32%)
  • Cucumber (Software) (13.88%)
  • Six Sigma Methodology (7.21%)
  • Gherkin (Scripting Language) (2.42%)
  • Selenium Webdriver (7.62%)
  • Workflow Management (4.22%)
  • JavaScript (Programming Language) (14.46%)
  • REST Assured (6.88%)
  • Auditing (17.77%)
  • Microsoft Azure (4.55%)
  • Quality Management Systems (11.92%)
  • Behavior-Driven Development (10.36%)
  • JIRA (13.51%)
  • Software Development (7.21%)
  • Data Analysis (6.96%)
  • C# (Programming Language) (8.15%)
  • ISO 9000 Series (8.03%)
  • Continuous Integration (7.66%)
  • Software Testing (7.33%)
  • Amazon Web Services (7.74%)
  • Systems Engineering (20.72%)
  • Computer Science (20.31%)
  • Process Engineering (5.04%)
  • Quality Management (11.34%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (9.46%)
  • Code Review (5.41%)
  • Integration Testing (3.03%)
  • Debugging (11.34%)
  • DevOps (9.25%)
  • Software Development Life Cycle (5.65%)
  • Linux (4.75%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (18.3%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (3.85%)
  • Scalability (6.43%)
  • Scrum (Software Development) (13.14%)
  • Project Management (14.25%)
  • Apache JMeter (4.79%)
  • Test Execution Engine (5.24%)
  • Test Strategy (6.1%)
  • Github (5.12%)
  • Functional Testing (6.43%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (7.86%)
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) (3.28%)
  • CI/CD (17.2%)
  • Software Quality (SQA/SQC) (7.82%)
  • Regression Testing (11.55%)
  • Test Case (5.86%)
  • Software Engineering (4.01%)
  • Test Engineering (5.2%)
  • TypeScript (2.62%)
  • User Story (4.42%)
  • New Product Development (9.5%)
  • Scenario Testing (4.83%)
  • Manual Testing (8.27%)
  • Test Data (7%)
  • Process Improvement (13.06%)
  • Programming Languages (5.08%)
  • RESTful API (7.66%)
  • Web Services (7.25%)
  • Systems Development Life Cycle (5.36%)
  • TestNG (8.31%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (11.67%)
  • SoapUI (5.08%)
  • Product Quality (QA/QC) (6.76%)
  • Scripting (14.58%)
  • Postman API Platform (9.71%)
  • Test Management Tools (3.73%)
  • Statistical Process Controls (8.23%)
  • API Testing (8.39%)
  • Kubernetes (3.11%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (18.76%)
  • Performance Testing (7.74%)
  • Appium (6.14%)
  • Jenkins (13.8%)
  • Playwright (Software Testing) (1.97%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Java (Programming Language) (51.03%)
  • Application Programming Interface (API) (42.48%)
  • Test Automation (82.43%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Process Quality Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • SCADA Engineer
  • Automation Director
  • Automation Engineer
  • Test Automation Engineer
  • Quality Test Engineer
  • Assembly Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Process Quality Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions (64)
  • The Judge Group (60)
  • Power Engineers (47)
  • Enexus Global (41)
  • Relx (36)
  • Apple (33)
  • Eli Lilly (30)
  • Actalent (28)
  • Hitachi (24)
  • GE Aerospace (20)

North Carolina

  • HNI (12)
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions (11)
  • The Matlen Silver Group (5)
  • Eli Lilly (5)
  • Vast Data (3)
  • E Business Corp (3)
  • Enexus Global (3)
  • ASGN (3)
  • IBM (2)
  • Infosys (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!