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Software Tester Salary

A Software Tester earns an average salary of $55,540 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, System Testing, and . NET.
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$35,939 - $86,770
(Median)
$36K
$56K
$87K
MEDIAN: $55,539
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$13.08 - $46.95
(Median)
$13
$23
$47
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,939 - $86,770  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,075  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $7,720  
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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$32,676 - $91,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 624
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.08 - $46.95  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $36.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,075  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $7,720  
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).
)
$32,676 - $91,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215

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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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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 54%

System Testing
up arrow 21%

.NET
up arrow 13%


VB.Net
up arrow 6%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 6%

Test Planning
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Test Automation
0%

National Average
$54,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 2%

Software Test
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

C++
up arrow 8%

Java
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%