The average salary for a Software Tester is £24,950 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are . NET, C++, System Testing, and Test Automation.

£17,571 - £36,602
£18K
£25K
£37K
MEDIAN: £25,101
10%
50%
90%

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£8.09 - £16.50
£10
MEDIAN: £10.17
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£13K£26K£39K
Salary
£17,571 - £36,602  
   
Bonus
£497.21 - £4,392  
Profit Sharing
£721  
Total Pay (?
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£17,564 - £37,720  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 435
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£20£40£60
Hourly Rate
£10.17  
   
Overtime
£57.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£13K£26K£39K
Bonus
£497.21 - £4,392  
   
Profit Sharing
£721  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£17,564 - £37,720  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Tester

Pay by Experience for a Software Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 339 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Software Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 33 salaries. A Software Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £25,148

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Key Stats for Software Tester

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Software Tester Salaries

▲33%

▲20%

Late-Career
▲19%

National Average
₤25,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Software Tester Salaries

.NET
▲21%

C++
▲15%

System Testing
▲13%


C#
▲9%


Java
▲3%



SQL
▼0%

National Average
₤25,000

Software Test
▼1%



Agile
▼6%

Black Box Testing
▼12%

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 51%
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