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Working As A Software Tester

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $75,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Software Tester Do At Na Ali'i

* The following reflects
* management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not
* restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
* Management may assign additional duties and responsibilities to this job
* at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
* Work closely with Na Ali’i teammates and clients
* to translate user requirements into a system requirement specification
* Translate acceptance criteria into test cases and
* combine test cases into test plans.
* Coordinate execution of test scripts and
* documentation of test results in test logs or defect tracking systems.
* Develop test designs and provides documentation
* support of all applicable client, agency, or industry standards within
* timelines and budgets.
* Support project teams and interface with
* clients.
* These activities include
* the definition of user stories; acceptance criteria; test cases; documenting
* and tracking test execution results; and support of operations staff in
* executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions
* Work with customers to understand their business
* processes and requirements.
* Translate requirements into technical solutions
* in PeopleSoft HCM, Global Payroll, Global Absences, PeopleSoft Time and
* Labor, and PeopleSoft General Ledger.
* Conduct unit and integration testing to ensure
* quality implementation.
* Communicate project status to key stakeholders
* throughout entire development process.
* Use best practices to test and deploy changes
* from staging environments to production
* Ensure delivery of code and systems meet
* performance, operational readiness and other non-functional requirements
* Execute test cases/activities, analyze,
* report, track defects and report test execution reports and metrics
* Communicate testing status and escalate risks/issues
* to management throughout entire development process
* Project delivery will periodically require working evenings and
* weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice

What Does A Software Tester Do At Robert Half

* Develop software or utilize existing automation frameworks to build tools which correctly and efficiently provide actionable insight about the quality of an application under test.
* Improve and extend test frameworks and automated test sets.
* Review and report results from execution of automated tests (web and desktop).
* Participate in test planning, test development, test automation, test execution, and resolving defects.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Demonstrated quality writing code in a statically typed programming language (e.g.
* C#, Java).
* Working knowledge of a dynamically typed scripting language (e.g., VB Script, Ruby, Python) desirable.
* Skilled at writing and maintaining tests in an automated testing framework for web and desktop applications.
* Applies principles of object-oriented software design in test

What Does A Software Tester Do At Randstad

* Use existing tools and techniques to design/create/support/execute automation test scenarios to address business and technical use cases
* Maintain and contribute into automation Testing Framework and Tools
* Interact with customer and engineering teams to develop a strong understanding of the project and testing objectives
* Document, track and escalate issues as appropriate
* Participate in troubleshooting and triaging of issues with different teams to drive towards root cause identification and resolution
* Communicate test results and highlight any potential quality risks from the automation test results

What Does A Software Tester Do At DXC Technology

* Conceptualize, test, configure, or implement portions of new or enhanced (upgrades or conversions) business and technical software solutions through application of appropriate standard software development life cycle methodologies and processes.
* Interact with customer to gain an understanding of the business environment, technical context or organizational strategic direction to define scope and plan deliverables for assigned projects.
* Collect, identify, define and organize detailed user and information technology requirements.
* Participate in business and technical information technology solution implementations, upgrades, enhancement and conversions.
* Understand and use appropriate tools to analyze, identify and resolve business and or technical problems

What Does A Software Tester Do At Applied Physics Laboratory

* Work and interact with project engineers and software developers to understand the installation, intent, and function of different software applications.
* Design/create, setup, and run automated and manual tests.
* Create documentation for test scenarios, expected results and test cases.
* Log and report software defects. (34%)
* Develop and/or utilize tools to support build automation, continuous integration, application interfaces, and configuration management. (33%)
* Troubleshoot and fix software problems (e.g., project settings, missing data files, etc.) (33

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Software Tester Career Paths

Software Tester
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Project Manager Development Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Software Test Engineer Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager
Information Technology Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Test Engineer Engineer Software Engineer
Lead Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Quality Assurance Lead
Quality Assurance Team Leader
6 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Senior .NET Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Systems Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Senior ETL Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Test Engineer Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Senior Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Test Manager Business Analyst
Senior Programmer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Test Analyst Business Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Software Test Engineer Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Analyst Quality Assurance Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Tester Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Manager
Senior Quality Assurance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Tester Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Tester Software Test Engineer Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Test Analyst
5 Yearsyrs
Test Analyst Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Test Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Business Analyst Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead
Test Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Software Engineer 3.2 years
Test Engineer 3.0 years
Test Specialist 3.0 years
Quality Analyst 2.6 years
Software Analyst 2.6 years
Systems Tester 2.6 years
Automation Lead 2.4 years
Senior Tester 2.3 years
Quality Tester 2.2 years
Test Developer 2.2 years
Performance Tester 2.2 years
Service Tester 2.1 years
ETL Tester 2.1 years
Test Analyst 2.1 years
Software Tester 2.0 years
Associate Tester 2.0 years
DWH Tester 1.9 years
Functional Tester 1.8 years
Application Tester 1.8 years
Automation Tester 1.8 years
Manual Tester 1.7 years
Tester 1.7 years
Senior ETL Tester 1.6 years
UAT Tester 1.5 years
Junior Tester 1.4 years
Database Tester 1.4 years
Load Tester 1.2 years
Top Employers Before
Tester 4.5%
Internship 2.9%
Consultant 2.9%
Top Employers After
Tester 2.0%

Software Tester Demographics

Gender

Male

58.8%

Female

37.9%

Unknown

3.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.7%

Asian

22.4%

Unknown

8.2%

Hispanic or Latino

7.6%

Black or African American

1.2%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

31.5%

French

13.8%

German

9.9%

Russian

9.4%

Japanese

5.5%

Chinese

4.4%

Mandarin

3.9%

Portuguese

3.9%

Italian

3.3%

Arabic

2.2%

Hindi

1.7%

Vietnamese

1.7%

Carrier

1.7%

Swedish

1.1%

Turkish

1.1%

Korean

1.1%

Ukrainian

1.1%

Thai

1.1%

Cantonese

1.1%

Indonesian

0.6%
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Software Tester Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.2%

George Mason University

8.8%

Strayer University

8.8%

National University

8.0%

University of Washington

6.8%

Northern Virginia Community College

5.7%

University of Maryland - University College

5.4%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.1%

San Jose State University

4.0%

Bellevue College

3.7%

University of Texas at Austin

3.7%

Montgomery College

3.4%

Wichita State University

3.4%

University of Colorado at Boulder

3.1%

Drexel University

3.1%

Colorado Technical University

3.1%

Webster University

3.1%

University of Texas at Dallas

2.8%

More Tech Institute

2.8%

Johns Hopkins University

2.8%
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Majors

Computer Science

23.8%

Business

14.3%

Computer Information Systems

8.5%

Information Technology

8.2%

Computer Engineering

6.7%

Electrical Engineering

6.5%

Computer Applications

4.6%

Management Information Systems

3.0%

Engineering

2.8%

Information Systems

2.7%

Accounting

2.5%

Computer Networking

2.4%

Mathematics

2.2%

Management

2.1%

Communication

1.9%

Psychology

1.8%

English

1.6%

Mechanical Engineering

1.5%

Computer Programming

1.4%

Education

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

49.3%

Masters

22.3%

Other

14.1%

Associate

7.9%

Certificate

3.4%

Diploma

2.2%

Doctorate

0.8%

License

0.0%
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Real Software Tester Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Staff, Software Test & Release Quicklogic Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Sep 17, 2016 $115,200 -
$172,800
Analytics Software Tester Sas Institute Inc. Cary, NC Mar 02, 2015 $104,040
Analytics Software Tester Sas Institute Inc. Cary, NC Nov 30, 2016 $102,436 -
$125,000
Analytics Software Tester Sas Institute Inc. Cary, NC Feb 09, 2016 $98,960
SW Qlty Assurance Engrs&Testers(Principal Performance Engrs) EMC Corporation Hopkinton, MA Sep 28, 2015 $96,500 -
$150,300
SW Qlty Assurance Engrs&Testers (Principal Performance Engr) EMC Corporation Hopkinton, MA Sep 28, 2015 $96,500 -
$150,300
Software Tester Indotronix International Corporation Ashburn, VA Apr 09, 2016 $93,915 -
$104,350
Software Tester Indotronix International Corporation Ashburn, VA Mar 21, 2016 $93,915 -
$104,350
Software Tester Software Professionals Inc. Palo Alto, CA Oct 26, 2015 $92,290
Software Tester Nordstrom, Inc. Seattle, WA Nov 03, 2015 $90,000
Software Tester DMI Big Data Insights LLC Washington, DC Jan 11, 2015 $90,000
Software Tester DMI Big Data Insights LLC Washington, DC Oct 14, 2015 $90,000
Software Tester Overstock.Com, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Apr 27, 2015 $75,899 -
$90,899
Software Tester Overstock.Com, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Jul 13, 2015 $75,899 -
$95,899
Software Tester Overstock.Com, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Jun 29, 2015 $75,899 -
$95,899
Software Tester Overstock.Com, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Dec 03, 2015 $75,899 -
$95,899
Software Tester Overstock.Com, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Jun 08, 2015 $75,899 -
$95,899
Software Tester Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Edison, NJ Jan 22, 2015 $75,442
Software Tester Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Edison, NJ Feb 04, 2015 $75,442
Software Tester Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Edison, NJ Feb 12, 2015 $75,442
Software Tester (Programmer Analyst) 3I Infotech, Inc. MD Oct 01, 2015 $69,000
Software Tester Tata Consultancy Services Limited Bloomington, IL Aug 11, 2015 $68,600
Software Tester Hudson Data LLC Geneva, NY Jun 10, 2015 $68,000
Software Tester Tata Consultancy Services Limited Woonsocket, RI Aug 11, 2015 $68,000
Software Tester Ness USA, Inc. New York, NY Oct 19, 2015 $67,808
Software Tester Pointwest Technologies Corp. Eagan, MN Oct 01, 2015 $67,786
Software Tester Altimetrik Corp Dearborn, MI Feb 06, 2016 $67,538 -
$85,000
Software Tester Tata Consultancy Services Limited Brooklyn Park, MN May 15, 2015 $67,000

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Top Skills for A Software Tester

ManualTestCasesTestPlansSQLServerWindowsXPDataIntegrityDevelopmentLifeWebApplicationTestScriptsFunctionalRequirementsBugReportsStatusReportsBusinessRequirementsQAUnixUserAcceptanceHtmlTestDataTestResultsTestScenariosGUI

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Top Software Tester Skills

  1. Manual Test Cases
  2. Test Plans
  3. SQL Server
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Executed Manual Test Cases for Keyboard filtering module to verify that certain special keys and key combinations are disabled.
  • Developed and executed test plans for verification and transition activities based on customer requirement checklists.
  • ACE SOFTWARE, SQL SERVER 2008 R2.
  • Used Windows XP pro, NT server, UNIX, and Linux operating systems.
  • Tested web services thoroughly to validate the Data Integrity.

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