The average salary for a Software Quality Tester is $49,969 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$35,562 - $80,912
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$36K
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$81K
MEDIAN: $49,969
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$10.07 - $34.77
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,562 - $80,912  
   
Bonus
$5.00  
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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$28,953 - $78,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$5.00  
   
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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$28,953 - $78,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Software Quality Tester

Software quality testers are an integral employee in the development of a variety of applications. They work to not only ensure that a product works as intended by the development and design team, but also assist in putting new iterations, patches, and changes to the software through a variety of tests to ensure maximum quality as well.

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Software Quality Tester Tasks

  • Collaborate with developers and marketers to understand requirements and necessary level of product testing.
  • Execute, evaluate, and report upon tests to inform development and deployment.
  • Create and maintain database of manual and automated test plans to assess software's match with requirements.
  • Maintain testing database, including defect tracking, test outcomes, regressing testing, and security.

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Experience Affects Software Quality Tester Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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