Software Tester Salary

A Software Tester earns an average salary of $55,334 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are ASP. NET and . NET.
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$36,358 - $84,960
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$85K
MEDIAN: $55,334
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$12.95 - $47.70
(Median)
$13
$23
$48
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,358 - $84,960  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,116  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $9,787  
Commission
$425.00  
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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$32,911 - $89,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 949
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $47.70  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,116  
   
Commission
$425.00  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $9,787  
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).
)
$32,911 - $89,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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Job Description for Software Tester

When a software or app developer is creating a program for professional or consumer use, a software tester plays a key role in the process. The tester typically works as part of a quality assurance or engineering quality control department. He or she receives software builds at various stages of completion and puts the program through a variety tests, documenting the software's response. One of the key components in testing is documenting the steps performed in software testing; documentation is especially important since it is often key to helping programmers and software engineers to discover coding problems. Another key aspect of the tester's work is finding repeatable crashes and bugs in a program.

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Software Tester Tasks

  • Perform both manual and automated testing strategies.
  • Develop testing strategies and analysis for software programs.
  • Evaluate software applications for errors and stability.
  • Debug scripts and identify system flaws.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,381

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What is it like working as a Software Tester?

Software Tester in Richfield:
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Pros: The pay/perks, atmosphere, people I work with and advancement opportunities.
Cons: The actual day to day work activities.

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Experience Affects Software Tester Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Software Tester Salaries

ASP.NET
up arrow 53%

up arrow 11%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 8%

VB.Net
up arrow 5%

Regression Testing
up arrow 2%

Test Planning
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Software Test
up arrow 3%

Test Automation
up arrow 3%

System Testing
up arrow 4%

up arrow 7%


C++
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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