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How To Land A $150,000 Software Testing remote Job (In 5 Steps)

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

Kazeem Razaq @K.Razaq / 5:00 PM EDT. August 2, 2022.


Software testing is a competitive field, and you need to be competitive. But if you're not fully prepared for the job market, it can be hard to break into the industry. This article provides 5 steps on how to land a $150,000 software testing remote job (in 30 days or less).

Looking for a Software Testing job? After all the interviews, networking and applying you had in the past, it might be time for you to take the leap and land that dream Software Testing job.

You're trying to increase your income, but you're stuck in a dead-end job with no growth. Your boss has told you that they want you to participate in some sort of remote software testing projects before, but nothing ever materialized. It all seems like a pipe dream. That's because it is!

Do you have a passion for testing, but are not sure how to go about landing your dream remote job? Do you feel like your self-confidence is holding you back from landing the position you want? I can help fix that. There are dozens of paths to becoming an elite software tester, but they're all different and have different outcomes. This guide will be able to point out all of the main strategies that work for me and others in my niche (and maybe even some other fields too) so hopefully, it can help you get started on a path towards your dream remote testing position!

If you're wondering how to land a $150,000 software testing job, you're not alone. I hear this question quite a bit from aspiring software engineers and it is quite frustrating because they're both looking for the same thing: startup jobs that pay well and provide growth opportunities. The truth is, even though there are a lot of really great (read: not for everyone) options for software engineering remote jobs, landing them doesn't come easy. But don't worry — I've been there myself and used these tips in my own search for those elusive remote jobs. Part 1 will cover why you should do it and how to get started. I'll share some resources to help make your quest more successful — from finding the right remote job boards to deciding which specific niche companies hire remote employees.

Working from home is a dream for many testers, but it's also a tricky endeavour. If you want to land a high-paying job as a remote software tester, then this article will help you get started! Let's dive right in and talk about some important aspects of applying for remote positions.

One of the most asked questions in the software testing and automation community is: How to get a remote job? And how much can one earn in a remote job?

Software testing is a great job for people who want to work from home. The salary depends on the company and role, but you will be paid more than other jobs because you don't have to pay for rent, travel and other expenses that come with working in an office.

Step 1 - Learn


  • Learn the basics

  • Learn the industry and tools

  • Learn the skills required for software testing (including coding)

  • Get a good grasp on best practices and lingo in this field

  • Understand how to fit within a company's culture

Step 2 - Build

Step 2: Build your knowledge base

The second step is to build your knowledge base. This means that you need to know what software testing is, and how it's done. You can do this by reading articles on the topic, or by taking online courses in the area. If you want to get really good at software testing, then consider taking a master's degree in software testing (I'm not saying that will help - but at least it'll give you an excuse).

If there are any companies who hire remote testers right now, ask them if they have open positions! Offer yourself up as a candidate for those jobs; don't just say "yes" because they're easy money for now until something better comes along later down the road when things pick back up again after Christmas break ends (or whatever).

Step 3 - Network

The third step to landing a software testing remote job is to network.

You need to make sure that you are connecting with other software testers and companies who are in the same field as you. If there is no one else around, then it’s time for you to create your own network!

You should also look into joining forums or groups where people share their experiences and advice on how they got started in the industry. This can help give you ideas about what jobs might be available out there so that when someone posts something similar on Reddit or LinkedIn (or anywhere else), it will be easier for them see that this person has been successful in getting hired before themselves!

Step 4 - Apply


As you apply to remote jobs, it's important to make sure that the company is a good fit for your skill set and experience. You should also look for jobs in areas where you can travel. For example, if you're an engineer with a master's degree from Stanford University, applying for projects in New Mexico may not be the best idea—but applying for one in Utah might be just what you need!

You can find this information by looking at their website or past job postings on Glassdoor or (or any other site). When looking at these websites, keep an eye out for anything unusual: If there are too many applicants who have similar backgrounds with no openings left yet…then maybe they don't really want anyone else either?

Step 5 - Interview


After you've completed the first four steps, it's time to sit down with your interviewers and discuss the job offer. This is a chance for you and them to get to know each other better—and it's also an opportunity for you to negotiate terms of employment if necessary. You should be prepared for questions about what sort of software testing experience you have already, as well as any professional development that might be needed over time (e.g., certifications).

Your goal is to become a remote software tester. You can get there in 5 steps.

To become a remote software tester, you need to:

  • Learn how to code. This is the first step of becoming a remote software tester. If you don't know how to code, then learning will be difficult for you and there's no point in continuing with this article because we'll be talking about how not knowing how to code can hinder your ability as a candidate for high-paying jobs. The best way I've found so far is watching videos on Udemy or CodeAcademy that are related specifically within the testing field (e.g., C#). If these don't appeal then try learning something else entirely until they do! You'll probably also want some sort of book or resource like Chris Pine's ebook called Learn Coding Today which has several great lesson plans on different aspects of programming including object-oriented coding which is what most developers use when writing their programs; or perhaps another option would be to enroll in our software testing online course here, which gives an excellent overview of all things related directly relating back into real life scenarios such as testing web applications using Selenium tests while keeping things easy enough even if someone hasn't used any other kind before."


As you can see, there are many ways to land a software testing job. It’s not just about getting lucky and finding a job that opens up for remote employees.

To become successful in your career, you need to put yourself out there and that means networking with people who can help you get where you want to go. You will also need to learn how to build better relationships with your clients and coworkers by giving them great service as well as building trust between all parties involved (including yourself).

Finally, remember that this process takes time - so don't expect overnight success! Good luck! :)

As you can see, there are many things to think about when it comes to landing a remote software testing job. But if you follow these five steps and keep yourself updated on the industry, you'll be well on your way to getting hired for one of these positions.

If you are interested in getting a remote software testing job, and you do not have any tech skills or even a degree in IT, you can still propel yourself to an amazing career in tech (with the salary to match!). We can help you achieve your dream. At busy QA, we offer a premium online course on software testing, complete with paid co-op internships, taught by our highly experienced instructors. Every one of Canada's Top 100 companies has hired our graduates, Click here to get started today!


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