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Average Software Test Lead Salary in Australia

AU$99,024
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$7,241
Bonus
AU$1,000
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The average salary for a Software Test Lead in Australia is AU$99,024.
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A$76k
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A$99k
90%
A$124k
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AU$76k - AU$124k
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AU$979 - AU$19k
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AU$0 - AU$1k
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AU$77k - AU$136k
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What Do Software Test Leads Do?

Software Test Lead Tasks
  • Shape and grow a team of testers.
  • Analyze test results and communicate with other teams to resolve software defects.
  • Contribute to planning software development process to produce high quality products.
  • Create and implement tests, test cases, and design specifications.

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Test Leads?

Skills in Test Planning and Test Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include System Testing, Software Test and Regression Testing.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Test Leads?

An early career Software Test Lead with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$97,720 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Software Test Lead with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$96,268 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Software Test Lead with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$100,417 based on 137 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$99,500.
Employees with Software Test Lead in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 1.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (11.2% less), Brisbane, Queensland (8.6% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (6.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 220 survey responses.
Early Career
4.1%
Mid Career
28.6%
Experienced
62.3%
Late Career
5.0%

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