The average salary for a Software Tester is £24,950 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are . NET, C++, System Testing, and Test Automation.

£17,618 - £36,167
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MEDIAN: £24,800
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£7.86 - £31.50
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MEDIAN: £9.25
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Salary £17,618 - £36,167
Bonus £481 - £3,580
Profit Sharing £861
Commission £850
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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£17,566 - £37,118
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 9 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 689
Hourly Data £0£31
Hourly Rate £7.86 - £31.50
Overtime £15.00
Annual Data £0£37K
Bonus £481 - £3,580
Commission £850
Profit Sharing £861
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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£17,566 - £37,118
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 9 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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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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 ₤24,000 based on 339 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 ₤30,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Software Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤33,000 based on 33 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 ₤30,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £24,847

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Software Tester Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Tester?

Software Tester in Dunfermline:
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Key Stats for Software Tester

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Software Tester Salaries

▲34%

▲21%

Late-Career
▲21%

National Average
₤25,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Software Tester Salaries

.NET
▲23%

C++
▲17%

System Testing
▲14%


C#
▲10%


Java
▲4%



SQL
▲1%

Software Test
▼0%


National Average
₤25,000


Agile
▼5%

Black Box Testing
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 52%