A Software Tester earns an average salary of $54,856 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 Selenium Automated Test Tool and C# Programming Language.
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$37,653 - $84,278
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MEDIAN: $54,856
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$12.23 - $46.21
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$37,653 - $84,278  
   
Bonus
$768 - $7,876  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $6,787  
Commission
$425.00  
Total Pay (?
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$32,584 - $87,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 877
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $46.21  
   
Overtime
$13.04 - $43.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$768 - $7,876  
   
Commission
$425.00  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $6,787  
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).
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$32,584 - $87,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 335

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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

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,411

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Pros: The pay/perks, atmosphere, people I work with and advancement opportunities.
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Key Stats for Software Tester

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Software Tester Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Software Tester Salaries


C# Programming Language
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up arrow 8%

Test Planning
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 2%

Test Automation
0%

National Average
$54,000

Regression Testing
up arrow 1%

Black Box Testing
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Software Test
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C++
up arrow 8%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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