Software Test Lead Salary

A Software Test Lead earns an average salary of $83,130 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$63,578 - $106,852
$64K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,130
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50%
90%

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$19.87 - $73.70
$20
$44
$74
MEDIAN: $43.77
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,578 - $106,852  
   
Bonus
$991 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$675  
Total Pay (?
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$62,471 - $112,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $73.70  
   
Overtime
$38.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$991 - $11,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$675  
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).
)
$62,471 - $112,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Pay by Experience for a Software Test Lead has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Test Lead with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Test Lead with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 228 salaries. An experienced Software Test Lead which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 201 salaries. A Software Test Lead with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,673

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Key Stats for Software Test Lead

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Software Test Lead Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲8%

National Average
$85,000

▼3%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Software Test Lead Salaries


e-Commerce
▲8%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲6%



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$85,000




SQL
▼3%


Visual Basic (VB)
▼6%


UNIX
▼10%

Oracle
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%