The average pay for a Test Engineering Manager is $106,804 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$73,732 - $143,757
MEDIAN: $106,804

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$73,732 - $143,757  
$1,292 - $20,749  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $16,886  
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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).
$75,561 - $150,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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Job Description for Test Engineering Manager

Test engineering managers are responsible for leading a group of testing engineers for their company. They are in charge of overseeing testing and maintenance procedures, as well as motivating their team to achieve all organizational goals in a timely manner. Test engineering managers participate in all phases of testing and development. Their main duties also include troubleshooting and performing enhancements to applications and software products. These managers also coordinate with other teams or companies, use their engineering expertise to solve testing and quality issues as they arise, and complete detailed reports regarding pre-project planning sessions. Test engineering managers are also responsible for managing testing life-cycles, in addition to completing project status reporting and creating an effective project schedule. They develop business relationships with outside vendors and help adopt automated testing tools to increase productivity. These managers generally report their progress to the test engineering vice president or supervisor in their area.


Test Engineering Manager Tasks

  • Develop hardware, software, test plans, and test instructions for products.
  • Standardize tests and test documentation for ongoing projects, regulatory testing and internal reports.
  • Analyze failures, diagnose, and develop plans to complete products.
  • Manage technician team, budget, and schedule to meet specifications and timelines.

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Experience Affects Test Engineering Manager Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Test Engineering Manager Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Test Automation
up arrow 7%

up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office


National Average

Test Engineering
up arrow 1%

Test Planning
up arrow 2%

up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


13 %
87 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 5%