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Software Test Lead Salary

A Software Test Lead earns an average salary of $74,824 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.
$52,342 - $97,892
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MEDIAN: $74,824
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$19.25 - $58.92
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$52,342 - $97,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,653  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,817  
Total Pay (?
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$53,950 - $103,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 425
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.25 - $58.92  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $58.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,653  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,817  
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).
)
$53,950 - $103,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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 by Experience Level for Software Test Lead

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Experience Affects Software Test Lead Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%


National Average
$77,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Software Test Lead Salaries

e-Commerce
up arrow 18%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 16%

Test Automation
up arrow 8%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Java
up arrow 6%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 5%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 5%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

Software Test
0%

National Average
$77,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Oracle
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
62%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%