Software Tester Sample Job Description

SOFTWARE TESTER JOB DESCRIPTION provided here is a sample only and the actual job description might vary significantly from projects to projects or from companies to companies. Also, remember that one is sometimes required to do much more than what is stated in the job description.

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  • Software Tester


  • Quality Control

Line Manager

  • Software Test Manager

Job Aim

  • To perform software tests to ensure quality


  • Review of software requirements
  • Preparation of test cases
  • Execution of tests
  • Reporting of defects
  • Preparation of test reports

Essential Skills

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Organized
  • Detailed
  • Skeptical
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Teamwork

Desired Skills

  • Programming knowledge [This depends on whether a Black Box or a White Box testing methodology is used.]