Average Software Tester Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Software Tester in Canada is C$52,170.
MEDIAN C$52,170
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C$36k - C$81k
C$485 - C$7k
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C$34k - C$87k

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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 Microsoft Word, Java, Regression Testing and Test Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 32 salaries. An early career Software Tester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$48,780 based on 166 salaries. A mid-career Software Tester with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,291 based on 110 salaries. An experienced Software Tester with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$72,592 based on 59 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 27.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (18.1% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kitchener, Ontario (12.2% less), Montréal, Québec (7.1% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.2% less).

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