Software Testers Salaries
There are substantial differences between geographical areas. For example, salaries in New York much higher than in the Midwest. Salaries in Toronto are higher than in Regina. In average, consider the following ranges of rates to define your compensation:
– A Junior Software Tester with less than 1-year experience can expect to earn an average 40-45K/year for permanent positions and $25-30/hour on contract
– An Intermediate Software Tester (2-4 years of experience) earns 50-60K/year for permanent positions and $30-40/hour for contracts
– A Senior Software Tester (more than 5 years of experience) earns 65-80K/year for permanent positions and $50-65/hour for contracts
Regardless of experience, testers on test automation roles earn in average 15% more.
On the long run, technical knowledge such as SQL, RDMS, Test Automation, Programming languages, etc., will greatly affect one’s marketability and affect your salary. Investment in a good quality QA education is the best way to ensure your compensation growth.
Oleg Vertlib, Director of Hitek Computer School https://hitekschool.com
Hitek Computer School provides Software QA&Testing Education from 2007