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Software Tester Salary

A Software Tester earns an average salary of $56,508 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. 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, . NET, and System Testing.
$36,108 - $85,937
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MEDIAN: $56,507
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$13.17 - $47.57
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,108 - $85,937  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $9,696  
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$32,365 - $91,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 513
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $47.57  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $37.37  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $9,696  
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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$32,365 - $91,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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Job Description for Software Tester

Software testers are essential to the computer and software industries, as it is their duty to test software products in production before they are released. They find the glitches in software and the areas that may need improvement before the product is finished. Software testers must be thorough, diligent, and able to notice things that others would not.

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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 by Experience Level for Software Tester

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Software Tester Reviews

What is it like working as a Software Tester?

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Software Tester Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 22%


National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Software Tester Salaries

ASP.NET
up arrow 53%

.NET
up arrow 21%

System Testing
up arrow 18%


VB.Net
up arrow 5%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 2%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%



Java
up arrow 7%

Test Planning
up arrow 7%

C++
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%