Software Test Lead Salary

A Software Test Lead earns an average salary of $75,827 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are e-Commerce and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking.

$55,571 - $98,129
(Median)
$56K
$76K
$98K
MEDIAN: $75,826
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$18.67 - $58.59
(Median)
$19
$42
$59
MEDIAN: $42.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,571 - $98,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,308  
Profit Sharing
$43.63 - $6,183  
Total Pay (?
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$57,047 - $103,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 459
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.67 - $58.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $57.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,308  
   
Profit Sharing
$43.63 - $6,183  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$57,047 - $103,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Software Test Lead

The role of a software test lead is to effectively lead a test team. In this role, the lead must understand how to effectively implement a testing process while holding a manager's leadership duties. The software test lead must meet supervisors' and colleagues' expectations within the company's time frames for release. During the testing process, the software test lead may create a new customer profile, update existing profiles, and conduct security, backup, and recovery. Responsibilities may be tailored depending on the software test lead's specific organization. However, the testing team is usually involved in design review, function testing, and system testing.

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Software Test Lead Tasks

  • Contribute to planning software development process to produce high quality products.
  • Create and implement tests, test cases, and design specifications.
  • Shape and grow a team of testers.
  • Analyze test results and communicate with other teams to resolve software defects.

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Experience Affects Software Test Lead Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%


National Average
$78,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Software Test Lead Salaries

e-Commerce
up arrow 17%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 15%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Java
up arrow 7%

Test Automation
up arrow 5%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 5%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Software Test
0%

National Average
$78,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

UNIX
up arrow 2%

Oracle
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
61%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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