How much testers get paid in Pakistan?
As along with my friends, I am promoting the profession of Software Testing in Pakistan, I get one question in almost every discussion: “I have heard that testers are not paid the same salary as the developers, is it true?”
The answer to this question is not straight forward as we lack industry surveys here and then everyone has a feeling that “I’m underpaid”. Being a developing country, handsome salary is part of the ambitions in pursuing a career.
What I can tell from my experience is that good companies don’t differentiate between Programmers and Testers and pay them alike. Now how do we know if all companies in our region are ‘good’ as per the above definition?
(the original photo is here: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-07-13/news/40554125_1_luxury-industry-luxury-brands-spending-power )
Therefore I am starting a two weeks long survey today to gather as much data as I can on whether Testers are paid on the same, greater or lower scale than rest of the team. Would you mind filling in a two minute survey here?
PS: It is mainly meant for the professionals in Pakistan but others can also fill by mentioning the country.
Thank you and stay tuned as the results are summed up in coming weeks.