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Working as a Database Tester

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a database tester. For example, did you know that they make an average of $38.32 an hour? That's $79,699 a year!

What Does a Database Tester Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a database tester, we found that a lot of resumes listed 22.4% of database testers included test plans, while 8.6% of resumes included data warehouse, and 8.2% of resumes included etl. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the database tester job title. But what industry to start with? Most database testers actually find jobs in the finance and technology industries.

How To Become a Database Tester

If you're interested in becoming a database tester, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 45.2% of database testers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 41.9% of database testers have master's degrees. Even though most database testers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a database tester. When we researched the most common majors for a database tester, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on database tester resumes include diploma degrees or associate degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a database tester. In fact, many database tester jobs require experience in a role such as quality assurance tester. Meanwhile, many database testers also have previous career experience in roles such as etl tester or quality assurance analyst.

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Average Salary for a Database Tester

Database Testers in America make an average salary of $79,699 per year or $38 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $99,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $63,000 per year.
Average Salary
$79,699

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Database Tester
Database Tester
E Computer Technologies
E Computer Technologies
08/31/2019
08/31/2019
$125,22008/31/2019
$125,220
Software Applications/Database Tester
Software Applications/Database Tester
It America Inc.
It America Inc.
06/15/2018
06/15/2018
$70,00006/15/2018
$70,000
Database Tester
Database Tester
It America Inc.
It America Inc.
03/22/2018
03/22/2018
$75,40003/22/2018
$75,400
Database Tester
Database Tester
Saansol Inc.
Saansol Inc.
03/06/2018
03/06/2018
$81,00003/06/2018
$81,000
Database Warehouse/Tester
Database Warehouse/Tester
Quality Matrix Inc.
Quality Matrix Inc.
01/22/2015
01/22/2015
$69,00001/22/2015
$69,000

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Database Tester Demographics

Gender

male

55.8 %

female

40.0 %

unknown

4.2 %

Ethnicity

White

54.7 %

Asian

27.4 %

Hispanic or Latino

8.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0 %
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Database Tester Education

Degrees

Bachelors

45.2 %

Masters

41.9 %

Certificate

6.5 %

Top Colleges for Database Testers

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,465
Enrollment
6,483

3. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

4. University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA

In-State Tuition
$13,700
Enrollment
29,722

5. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,530
Enrollment
4,571

6. Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

In-State Tuition
$54,820
Enrollment
7,920

7. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

8. University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

In-State Tuition
$15,730
Enrollment
18,830

9. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

10. University of Washington

Seattle, WA

In-State Tuition
$11,207
Enrollment
30,905
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Top Database Tester Employers

1. SunTrust Banks
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$44,359
Database Testers Hired: 
4+
2. Cognizant
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$94,897
Database Testers Hired: 
4+
3. Deloitte
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$86,148
Database Testers Hired: 
2+
4. TEKsystems
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$75,183
Database Testers Hired: 
2+
5. Infosys Public Services
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$77,301
Database Testers Hired: 
2+
6. The PNC Financial Services Group
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$48,358
Database Testers Hired: 
2+

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Updated October 2, 2020