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Average Software Tester Salary in India

₹356,052
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
₹30,723
Bonus
₹15,000
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The average salary for a Software Tester in India is ₹356,052.
10%
₹180k
MEDIAN
₹356k
90%
₹781k
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₹180k - ₹781k
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₹5k - ₹98k
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What Do Software Testers Do?

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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The top respondents for the job title Software Tester are from the companies HCL Technologies Ltd., Tata Consultancy Services Limited and Cognizant. Reported salaries are highest at InfoSys Limited where the average pay is ₹527,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cognizant and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, earning around ₹512,451 and ₹452,900, respectively. Tata Consultancy Services Limited pays the lowest at around ₹378,000. IBM India Private Limited and Accenture Technology Solutions also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying ₹410,000 and ₹413,089, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Testers?

Skills in Black Box Testing and Test Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Software Test, Acceptance Testing and Regression Testing.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Testers?

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 ₹206,893 based on 252 salaries. An early career Software Tester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹341,806 based on 941 salaries. A mid-career Software Tester with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹684,364 based on 372 salaries. An experienced Software Tester with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹976,020 based on 68 salaries.
Employees with Software Tester in their job title in Bangalore, Karnataka earn an average of 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Noida, Uttar Pradesh (16.8% more) and Chennai, Tamil Nadu (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mumbai, Maharashtra (14.6% less) and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,633 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.4%
Early Career
57.6%
Mid Career
22.8%
Experienced
4.2%