Software Quality Assurance Tester I Salary in the United States

How much does a Software Quality Assurance Tester I make in the United States? The average Software Quality Assurance Tester I salary in the United States is $36,155 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $28,947 and $38,798. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Software Quality Assurance Tester I tests basic features of new software releases using pre-defined test plans and scripts to identify defects. Follows uniform testing procedures. Being a Software Quality Assurance Tester I documents results and uses designated systems and tools to track outcomes. Performs follow-up rounds of testing as needed. Additionally, Software Quality Assurance Tester I requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Software Quality Assurance Tester I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Software Quality Assurance Tester I

    0 - 1 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

  2. Up a level:

    Software Quality Assurance Tester II

    1 - 3 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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