$83,598
Avg. Salary
$44.56
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,833

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Software Test Lead is $44.56 per hour.

The median Software Test Lead has a base pay of $83,598. Salaries generally range from $64k to $110k. The median bonus is $4,833. Skills that can affect salary include Software Test, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Test Planning, Test Automation, Project Management, SQL, Microsoft Office, Selenium Automated Test Tool, Microsoft SQL Server, UNIX, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Oracle, Windows Operating System General Use, Visual Basic (VB), e-Commerce.
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MEDIAN $44.56
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MEDIAN $83,598
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$0$117K
Salary $64,266 - $110,342
Bonus $512 - $12,317
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,933
Total Pay (?
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$63,726 - $117,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 746
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $21.67 - $68.48
Overtime $18.25 - $64.11
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $512 - $12,317
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,933
Total Pay (?
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).
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$63,726 - $117,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 96

Job Description for Software Test Lead

The role of a software test lead is to effectively lead a test team. In this role, the lead must understand how to effectively implement a testing process while holding a manager's leadership duties. The software test lead must meet supervisors' and colleagues' expectations within the company's time frames for release. During the testing process, the software test lead may create a new customer profile, update existing profiles, and conduct security, backup, and recovery. Responsibilities may be tailored depending on the software test lead's specific organization. However, the testing team is usually involved in design review, function testing, and system testing.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Software Test Lead

Pay by Experience for a Software Test Lead has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Test Lead with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Test Lead with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 228 salaries. An experienced Software Test Lead which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 201 salaries. A Software Test Lead with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,165

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Software Test Lead Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Software Test Lead?

Software Test Lead in Portland:
"Monitor Daily."
It's nice to give the team respect and trust, but for your own sanity, have a daily check in or check in with each person yourself to get the big picture of what is going on. This way you are always prepared to answer on the status of the test projects you manage.

Software Test Lead in New York:
"Stay on top of new technologies."
Learn new technologies, esp automation.

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Key Stats for Software Test Lead

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Software Test Lead Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

▲7%

National Average
$85,000

▼3%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Software Test Lead Salaries


e-Commerce
▲7%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲5%



National Average
$85,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%




SQL
▼3%


Visual Basic (VB)
▼7%


UNIX
▼11%

Oracle
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 16%