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A software tester is an individual that tests software for bugs, errors, defects or any problem that can affect the performance of computer software or an application.
Software testers are part of a software development team and perform functional and non-functional testing of software using manual and automated software testing techniques.
A software tester primarily performs software quality testing procedures on software. They generally have strong grasp over software quality testing tools and techniques, along with some level of software development knowledge/experience. The software tester ensures that the software performs as expected both functionally and non-functionally.
Some of the techniques software testers must have experience with include: