The current average salary of an
is $69,000 - 93,800 annually
Quality assurance/testers work to test, debug and refine software to ensure its suitability for purpose. They work with software engineers and other IT professionals. Employment for quality assurance/testers to 2019 is expected to grow very strongly. Employment in this small occupation grew very strongly over the last five years.
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Quality assurance testers ensure that software is working to a high standard before it is distributed for use. They generally work in larger organisations.
- Draw control flow diagrams to demonstrate software structure
- Test software in a wide range of scenarios
- Ensure that software is user-friendly and meets expectations
- Respond to bug reports should these occur (usually through beta testing)
- Communicate with end users and management to safeguard high standards
- Write and review operation manuals and other instruction documents