Software Test Lead Salary

A Software Test Lead earns an average salary of $82,376 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$64,258 - $104,398
$64K
$82K
$100K
MEDIAN: $82,376
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90%

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$17.88 - $73.70
$18
$41
$74
MEDIAN: $41.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,258 - $104,398  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $11,417  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$63,147 - $110,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 371
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.88 - $73.70  
   
Overtime
$38.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,007 - $11,417  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
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$63,147 - $110,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Test Lead

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,728

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Key Stats for Software Test Lead

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Software Test Lead Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▲8%

National Average
$84,000

▼3%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Software Test Lead Salaries

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲9%

e-Commerce
▲9%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲7%

Test Automation
▲4%


Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

National Average
$84,000




Microsoft Office
▼1%

SQL
▼2%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼5%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼7%

UNIX
▼9%

Oracle
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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