What does a QA Tester do?

Quality assurance testers are primarily responsible for checking new software products, clearing them for defects or issues. Quality assurance testers run various software tests to ensure it meets standards and guidelines before it can be marketed to consumers. They identify issues and run debugging programs when needed, and they generate reports, work with software developers to correct problems, and upgrade databases as required. Quality assurance testers run various tests on new software products, identify problems, and run debugging programs to fix issues.

Quality assurance testers record all defect details and create and distribute reports that outline the found defects found and steps taken to resolve the issues. They maintain this documentation using changelogs to track software and application defects, recognizing similar problems and providing quick resolutions. They assist software developers with the design process and assess risk and resolve issues before the new software is complete. Quality assurance testers need a bachelor's degree in computer information science or computer science.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

QA Tester Salaries

Average Base Pay

$3,625 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $4K
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QA Tester Career Path

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Eleos TechnologiesEleos Technologies
Software QA Tester
24 Feb 2021

“I love working at Eleos because every bit of work that we do matters and it is full of great people”

Somar DigitalSomar Digital
Website Tester
16 Dec 2020

“Management took an interest in my career development and gave me the tools I needed to do my job”

Junior Game Tester
12 Jan 2021

“Pay is minimum but then my role was as a Junior Game Tester and I had no experience.”

OBOX SolutionsOBOX Solutions
IT QA Tester
4 Jun 2019

“The Owner Tim is Outstanding!!! My point person Lorrie P was extremely pleasant to work with.”

Manual QA Tester
7 Apr 2021

“Having both of the co founders know everyone by name off of the bat is really nice.”

Freedom MortgageFreedom Mortgage
QA Lead Tester
14 May 2020

“Freedom Mortgage is The best places to work I found so far all the places I been to.”

Blake eLearning
Web Applications Tester
25 Mar 2020

“Has been a part of a great QA and Dev Team Great place to start on your Job career in Australia.”

Junior QA Tester
9 Jul 2021

“People are really helpful and great to work with!!”

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