Test Engineering Manager Salary

The average salary for a Test Engineering Manager is $107,845 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$76,452 - $142,610
MEDIAN: $107,844

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$76,452 - $142,610  
$0.00 - $20,654  
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$1,115 - $16,891  
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$78,251 - $154,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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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 Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Test Automation
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Test Engineering
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Project Management
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People Management
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.


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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 4%