The average salary for a Quality Assurance Manager, Computer Software is $101,369 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$65,186 - $133,790
MEDIAN: $101,369

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$65,186 - $133,790  
$1,917 - $15,340  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $34,521  
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$68,204 - $143,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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Job Description for Quality Assurance Manager, Computer Software

During the software development process, checks for bugs and proper functionality must take place regularly. A computer software quality assurance (QA) manager heads a department that is tasked with assessing the company's ongoing software development. The manager works to set departmental schedules and budgets that stay within company funding limits, include a sufficient amount of testing, and ensure development remains on schedule.


Quality Assurance Manager, Computer Software Tasks

  • Lead efforts to enhance and make the testing process more efficient.
  • Develop, writing and manage the execution of an overal software test strategy.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of validation procedures, test plans, and test cases.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager, Computer Software

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National Average: $103,555

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, Computer Software Salaries

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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Test Automation
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Web Software Quality Assurance (QA)
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Automated Testing
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People Management
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Project Management
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Test Planning

National Average

Software Test
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


29 %
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%