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Software Quality Assurance Testers

Overview

Software quality assurance testers, also known as software quality assurance analysts, examine new or modified computer software applications to evaluate whether or not they perform as intended. Testers might also verify that computer-automated quality assurance programs function properly. Their work entails trying to crash computer programs by punching in certain characters very quickly, for example, or by clicking the mouse on the border of an icon. They keep very close track of the combinations they enter so that they can replicate the situation if the program does crash. They also offer opinions on the user-friendliness of the program. They report in detail any problems they find or suggestions they have both verbally and in writing to supervisors.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Programmer, or Software Designer, or Engineer

Quality Assurance Supervisor or Quality Assurance Analyst

Experienced Software Quality Assurance Tester

Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance Tester

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