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Section - 17. What kind of salary should a tester make?

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Salary information is available at <http://www.pencom.com/industry.html>
and <http://www.computerjobs.com/salary_survey_search.cfm>.  A nice
summary of the various surveys that are available is at
<http://www.ondaweb.com/sti/salary.htm>.

John Tyson writes:
> You could check the May '95 issue of Application Development Trends
> magazine.  The article "Testing moves from purgatory to profession" by
> Linda Hayes [lghayes@metronet.com] has an excellent all-around
> (non-technical) article on testing and does include some regional
> salaries (albeit very general).

John also encourages testing consultants to report their rates at
Janet Ruhl's Computer Consultant's Resource Page -
<http://www.realrates.com>.
http://qualityprogress.asq.org/qp/nov97.html>
> to order a back issue.

Mark McWhinney writes:
> You might not want to use the survey results.  While they are helpful
> for defining an organization's general pay scales, they are not very
> useful on a case by case basis.  There are too many factors involved
> that may push a particular employee's base salary significantly above
> or below the average or outside the range.
>
> For QA and test people, these surveys are even more a problem.  QA and
> test people are second-class citizens.  They are paid less than their
> counterparts in development.  In part this is due to the fact that QA
> and test people tend to be less senior and less experienced, therefore
> deserving of less pay.  I have no problem with that.  However,
> developers and testers with equivalent skill, education, and experience
> are not paid the same.  This is wrong....

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