Average Test Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Test Manager is $93,437.
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$61k - $129k
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$61k - $140k

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Job Description for Test Manager

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.

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Popular Skills for Test Manager

Skills in Test Automation and Test Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Project Management and Test Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Test Manager

An early career Test Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $71,484 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Test Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,084 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Test Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,444 based on 252 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $108,908.
Employees with Test Manager in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 16.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (12.3% more) and San Diego, California (9.9% more).

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