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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

  • $67,656

    Average Salary

What Does A Software Tester Do At Caci International

* Performs and reviews software validation/verification according to SOPs.
* This includes, but is not limited to, reviewing application requirements and installation requirements, architecture components, design, development standards as well as all applicable quality system documentation.
* Ensures that quality software is provided for release to production by independently writing and executing test scripts.
* Reviews requirements, specifications and documentation to gain a thorough understanding of the programs and processes to be certified.
* Provides or validates estimates for assigned tasks.
* Creates and modifies test scripts to certify system changes.
* Develops test control databases.
* Maintains test databases and ensures their integrity and currency.
* Distributes test data from control database to development staff to satisfy adequate unit testing.
* Applies proven analytical and problem-solving skills to validate the product through testing.
* Accurately records and clearly documents all actual results compared to expected results.
* Maintains well organized record of test results and generates historical analysis of test results.
* Fully documents any unexpected anomalies identified in testing with instruction of how to recreate the anomaly.
* Adapts test strategies based on evolving product specifications.
* Assesses and aids in enforcing the adherence to quality system documentation and company policies.
* Assists with configuration management tasks on a project (test scripts, source code control, coordination of requirement changes) as required.
* May write trace-ability matrices and test reports

What Does A Software Tester Do At Leidos

* Review and edit current automated test scripts and create new automated test scripts.
* Interface with software engineers, system engineers, information assurance engineers, and other project team members using the Agile Scrum methodology.
* Implement Test Driven Development (TDD) practices within the program’s agile framework to ensure the proper degree of engineering rigor is applied to all assigned tasks.
* Perform regression testing, covering full suite of Operational Test Scenarios for builds and/or images to be delivered to customer.
* Verify specific action or function of code and demonstrate successfully to the customer.
* Prepare test report summarizing test results including anomalies, systems errors, and configuration changes.
* Interact with developers and customers to plan and resolve concerns before, during, and after regularly scheduled software demonstrations.
* Support the software configuration management process and understand software components and their interface requirements.
* Develop test data and define test acceptance criteria.
* Assist the software development team in the implementation of automated regression testing

What Does A Software Tester Do At Arena Technical Resources, LLC

* Design and write test cases and scripts.
* Execute and coordinate monitoring of performance tests.
* Determine automation feasibility versus manual scripting
* Develop, update and maintain quality testing standards and procedures
* Assist in the planning, creation and control of the test environment(s).
* Work with application development teams and business users to develop and validate test requirements
* Capable of working with the customer and developers to identify the test scenarios based upon the User Requirement and Technical Requirement documents.
* Determine and meet time estimates and schedules for testing efforts
* Capable of creating reusable test cases and test scenarios

What Does A Software Tester Do At Ukpeagvik Iupiat Corporation/Bowhead Family of Companies

* years of professional experience in a related field and Bachelor’s Degree in a related Major OR
* years of professional experience in a related field and Bachelor’s Degree in unrelated Major
* Provides business process re-engineering and/or business/user requirements, including usability and accessibility design/requirements, support for the development of next generation IT applications, including those developed in a Service
* Oriented Architecture.
* Responsible for understanding the needs of the customers and the realities of commercially available IT products and for creating business/user requirements that will allow implementation by the development team and COTS products.
* Provides business expertise to effectively identify, document, and adapt functional business processes and requirements.
* Adapts processes to technical solutions based upon comprehensive enterprise application solution sets.
* Identifies best practices, change and business management techniques, organizational development, activity and data modeling, and/or information systems development methods and practices

What Does A Software Tester Do At Northrop Grumman

* Individual will conduct functional and/or integration testing of multiple programs in an IBM mainframe environment.
* Programs typically support the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax processing pipeline and master file systems.
* You will use IRS or Contractor-developed documentation to construct test cases with predetermined results and test data to verify program functionality and/or interfaces through assigned systems.
* Individual will review output to determine whether or not the test results fulfill the established requirements, and if necessary, notify the responsible programmers, both verbally and in writing, of errors, omissions, and inconsistencies in the programs and/or documentation.
* This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.
* QualificationsThis requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4
* Basic Qualifications for an Engineer Software Quality 4 are
* To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
* Minimum Bachelors degree and 9 years of progressive IT experience OR High School Diploma and 13 years overall experience;
* years of software testing experience
* Before beginning work, candidate must obtain interim stafflike access based upon an IRS Moderate Risk Background Investigation security clearance
* Must be either a U
* S. Citizen or possess a minimum 3 years of residency as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) in the U
* S.Basic Qualifications for a Engineer Software Quality 3 are
* To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
* Minimum Bachelors degree and 6 years of progressive IT experience OR High School Diploma and 10 years overall experience;
* years of software testing experience
* Before beginning work, candidate must obtain interim stafflike access based upon an IRS Moderate Risk Background Investigation security clearance
* Must be either a U
* S. Citizen or possess a minimum 3 years of residency as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) in the U
* S

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Software Tester Career Paths

Software Tester
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead
Automation Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Delivery Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Software Test Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Software Test Engineer Quality Assurance Engineer
Lead Software Quality Assurance
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Program/Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Analyst Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Director
12 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Software Test Engineer Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Tester Quality Analyst
Senior Quality Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Analyst Quality Assurance Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Tester Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Software Quality Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Tester
6 Yearsyrs
Test Engineer Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Test Analyst
5 Yearsyrs
Test Analyst Test Specialist
Senior Test Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Data Analyst Quality Assurance Tester
Senior Tester
5 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Technical Support Engineer
Technical Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Product Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Test Engineer Quality Assurance Lead
Test Automation Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Tester Software Test Engineer Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Test Analyst Quality Analyst Quality Assurance Analyst
UAT Tester
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Systems Tester 2.4 years
Senior Tester 2.1 years
Software Tester 2.0 years
Quality Tester 1.9 years
Tester 1.7 years
Manual Tester 1.7 years
Automation Tester 1.6 years
Application Tester 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Software Tester
Tester 5.5%
Internship 3.2%
Consultant 2.8%
Analyst 2.6%
Top Careers After Software Tester
Tester 2.2%

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Software Tester Demographics

Gender

Male

58.4%

Female

38.3%

Unknown

3.3%
Ethnicity

White

46.0%

Asian

23.4%

Hispanic or Latino

11.3%

Unknown

10.4%

Black or African American

8.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

31.9%

French

13.9%

Russian

9.6%

German

9.6%

Japanese

5.4%

Mandarin

4.2%

Portuguese

4.2%

Chinese

4.2%

Italian

3.0%

Arabic

2.4%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Swedish

1.2%

Turkish

1.2%

Hindi

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Thai

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Carrier

1.2%

Indonesian

0.6%

Ukrainian

0.6%
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Software Tester Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.8%

George Mason University

9.3%

National University

8.6%

Strayer University

8.6%

University of Washington

6.1%

Northern Virginia Community College

5.8%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.4%

University of Maryland - University College

5.1%

University of Texas at Austin

4.2%

San Jose State University

3.8%

Montgomery College

3.5%

Drexel University

3.5%

Bellevue College

3.2%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

3.2%

Wichita State University

3.2%

Webster University

3.2%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2.9%

University of Texas at Dallas

2.9%

University of Colorado at Boulder

2.9%

University of Houston

2.9%
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Majors

Computer Science

24.8%

Business

14.3%

Computer Information Systems

8.6%

Information Technology

8.5%

Computer Engineering

6.6%

Electrical Engineering

6.2%

Computer Applications

4.9%

Management Information Systems

2.7%

Information Systems

2.6%

Engineering

2.6%

Accounting

2.5%

Mathematics

2.2%

Computer Networking

2.2%

Management

1.9%

Communication

1.9%

Psychology

1.7%

Education

1.5%

Mechanical Engineering

1.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.4%

Computer Programming

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

49.3%

Masters

22.1%

Other

13.9%

Associate

8.1%

Certificate

3.5%

Diploma

2.4%

Doctorate

0.7%

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 DMI Big Data Insights LLC Washington, DC Oct 14, 2015 $90,000
Software Tester DMI Big Data Insights LLC Washington, DC Jan 11, 2015 $90,000
Software Tester Nordstrom, Inc. Seattle, WA Nov 03, 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

  1. Test Plans
  2. Business Requirements
  3. SQL
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  • Develop test plans/scripts and rapidly discovered defects, contributing to high customer satisfaction and high quality technical releases.
  • Analyzed business requirements, system requirements, and data mapping requirement specifications interacting with client, developers and QA team.
  • Used SQL queries to test the database for Back End Testing * Used Excel macros to automate the testing process.
  • Test Thin Client applications based on customers and performance requirements with Windows XPE, CE, and Debian-Linux platform Machines.
  • Validated entered data to ensure data integrity.

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