Software Test Lead Salary (United States)

A Software Test Lead earns an average salary of $73,774 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in e-Commerce is associated with high pay for this job.
Software Test Lead Total Pay (?
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$50,843 - $97,183
(Median)
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86K
97K
MEDIAN: $73,774
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Software Test Lead Total Pay (?
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$26.63 - $58.59
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,843 - $97,183  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,030  
Profit Sharing
$46.37 - $5,068  
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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$53,319 - $103,794  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 465
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.63 - $58.59  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $58.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$46.37 - $5,068  
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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$53,319 - $103,794  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 465
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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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Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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Redmond
up arrow 6%
Chicago
up arrow 4%
Atlanta
0%
National Average
$77,000
Dallas
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New York
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Charlotte
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Houston
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Experience Affects Software Test Lead Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
National Average
$77,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Software Test Lead Salaries

e-Commerce
up arrow 16%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 9%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 8%
Test Automation
up arrow 8%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%
Java
up arrow 6%
Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 5%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%
Software Test
up arrow 2%
SQL
up arrow 1%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 1%
UNIX
0%
National Average
$77,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Oracle
up arrow 4%
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Gender
Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
61%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%
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