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Average Software Tester Salary in United Kingdom

£25,331
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£1,960
Bonus
£1,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Tester in United Kingdom is £25,331.
10%
£18k
MEDIAN
£25k
90%
£36k
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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.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Testers?

Skills in Software Test and Test Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Test Planning, 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 £20,143 based on 28 salaries. An early career Software Tester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,299 based on 199 salaries. A mid-career Software Tester with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,651 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Software Tester with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £33,365 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £30,492.
Employees with Software Tester in their job title in Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire earn an average of 32.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Leeds, England: West Yorkshire (6.6% more) and London, England: London (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Tyne and Wear (11.2% less), Bristol, England: Bristol (7.1% less) and Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire (5.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 345 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.1%
Early Career
57.7%
Mid Career
22.6%
Experienced
9.9%
Late Career
1.7%