The average salary for a Software Tester is C$52,052 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Test Planning, Linux, Regression Testing, and Test Automation. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$35,677 - C$79,899
C$36K
C$51K
C$80K
MEDIAN: C$51,245
10%
50%
90%
C$12.77 - C$50.01
C$13
C$25
C$50
MEDIAN: C$25.20
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50%
90%
C$0C$84K
Salary C$35,677 - C$79,899
Bonus C$7.10 - C$7,891
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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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C$34,528 - C$84,997
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 422
Hourly Data C$0C$64
Hourly Rate C$12.77 - C$50.01
Overtime C$19.27 - C$64.92
Annual Data C$0C$84K
Bonus C$7.10 - C$7,891
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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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C$34,528 - C$84,997
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 119

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.

Common Career Paths for Software Tester


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Popular Skills for Software Tester

Pay by Experience Level for Software Tester

Pay by Experience for a Software Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$48,000 based on 199 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$61,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Software Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$77,000 based on 51 salaries. A Software Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$88,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$51,493

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Key Stats for Software Tester

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Software Tester Salaries

Late-Career
▲71%

▲49%

▲18%

National Average
C$51,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Software Tester Salaries

Test Planning
▲34%

▲30%

Regression Testing
▲17%

Test Automation
▲17%

▲12%

System Testing
▲12%


▲5%

National Average
C$51,000

SQL
▼1%


C#
▼7%


C++
▼10%

Software Test
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 21%