Test Engineering Manager Salary

The average salary for a Test Engineering Manager is $108,478 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$75,228 - $141,510
MEDIAN: $108,477

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$75,228 - $141,510  
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$1,184 - $16,500  
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$76,896 - $154,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 373
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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

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

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Experience Affects Test Engineering Manager Salaries

National Average

up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Test Engineering Manager Salaries

Test Planning
up arrow 9%

Test Automation
up arrow 6%

Test Engineering
up arrow 2%

up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average

up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 3%

up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.


9 %
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 4%