Mid-Career Test Manager with Software Test Skills Salary (Australia)

The average pay for a Mid-Career Test Manager with Software Test skills is AU$101,280 per year.

AU$69,290 - AU$129,451
MEDIAN: AU$97,728
Salary AU$69,290 - AU$129,451
Bonus AU$5,000
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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).
AU$69,531 - AU$132,767
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

Job Description for Test Manager

Test managers generally work in an engineering group with other individuals to test software. Their role is typically to ensure that the testing process runs smoothly and everyone is contributing to their part in the process. They must assess any problems with software that arise during testing and work with their team to troubleshoot solutions, and they must ensure that all customer requirements are being met. Both during and after software testing, it is the test manager's duty to assess how well the testing process is evaluating the software; if revisions to the testing process are needed, the test manager must oversee these changes. It is important that the test manager understands the software being tested, as well as quality assurance processes and techniques; they also need to be able to effectively coordinate a team's work.


Test Manager Tasks

  • Monitor tests to make sure products or computer programs function properly and meet regulatory standards.
  • Work with engineers, clients, and senior management to develop testing methods and procedures.
  • Report problems with products to management and designate them for repairs or redesign.
  • Supervise staff testing products and ensure internal procedures are followed correctly and results properly recorded.

Test Manager Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$98,914

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Key Stats for Test Manager


43 %
57 %
5-9 years
10-19 years


43 %
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
no benefits
None: 91%