Average Software Tester Salary in Canada

C$52,011
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C$4,500
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The average salary for a Software Tester in Canada is C$52,011.
10%
C$36k
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C$52k
90%
C$82k
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C$36k - C$82k
Bonus
C$254 - C$8k
Total Pay
C$34k - C$88k

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Job Description for Software Tester

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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Popular Skills for Software Tester

Skills in Regression Testing, Test Planning and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Tester

An entry-level Software Tester with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$40,127 based on 31 salaries. An early career Software Tester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$48,549 based on 150 salaries. A mid-career Software Tester with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,090 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Software Tester with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,885 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$80,000.
Employees with Software Tester in their job title in Waterloo, Ontario earn an average of 29.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (6.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kitchener, Ontario (12.0% less), Halifax, Nova Scotia (7.7% less) and Montréal, Québec (6.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 343 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.0%
Early Career
43.7%
Mid Career
28.6%
Experienced
16.3%
Late Career
2.3%