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Computer Programming: Software Tester

A software tester documents software defects often by using bug tracking systems. In this role, you may conduct software compatibility tests with programs, hardware, and operating systems. After testing is complete, you will report your findings back to your team or clients who are developing the software. You will often move from project to project as products move in and out of testing phases.

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Degree Type: Associate Degree

Field: Information Technology (IT)

County: Travis and Williamson

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Career Driven Skills Needed:


Detail oriented, manages time well, good communicator, persistent, trained in test automation and programming languages

Salary Trends:


Average salary for experienced professionals is $65K, entry-level pay starts around $23 an hour

Internship Offered:


Get paid to learn! This degree plan includes a paid internship 20 hours a week for 3 semesters. Interns are always paid at least $12 an hour, often more, and gain valuable hands-on experience.