How to Become a Head of Software Quality Assurance

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of a Head of Software Quality Assurance

What does a Head of Software Quality Assurance do?

A Head of Software Quality Assurance establishes and has overall responsibility for the goals, policies, and procedures for the software quality assurance function. Determines the tools, techniques, staffing and methodologies that ensure the efficient release of quality software features and new products. Being a Head of Software Quality Assurance drives continuous improvement activities. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Head of Software Quality Assurance reports to top management. The Head of Software Quality Assurance manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Head of Software Quality Assurance typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function.

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Global Banking Organisation which is a leading player in the Saudi Arabian financial markets has an excellent opportunity for a Software Quality Assurance Division Head.

12/29/2019: Milwaukee, WI

Proven track record for high quality product delivery.

01/01/2020: Lowell, MA
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Step 2: Learn best tips to become a Head of Software Quality Assurance

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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for Head of Software Quality Assurance

Best colleges and universities for Head of Software Quality Assurance

  • Butler University
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  • Princeton University
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Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be a Head of Software Quality Assurance

Is being a Head of Software Quality Assurance Worth it?

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Be an advocate of Quality Assurance, continuous improvement and industry recognized Best….

02/15/2020: Lorain, OH

Works with the quality assurance team to administer agent score cards on a monthly basis.

02/16/2020: Bellingham, WA

This role will report to the Head of Quality for North America or other Department Head/senior leader in the Quality organization located in Suffolk County, New….

02/06/2020: Lompoc, CA

As global head of Quality Assurance, you will be leading all aspects of quality to ensure product quality and customer satisfaction.

12/31/2019: Corpus Christi, TX

The Quality Assurance Manager in the Quality Assurance Unit at SGS Life Science Services reports to the Quality Assurance Director of the site.

12/11/2019: Jamestown, NY
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being a Head of Software Quality Assurance

What skills do you need to be a Head of Software Quality Assurance?

Management is no easy task, and as such, the skill requirements for these types of roles vary greatly.  Chief skills for this role are: Bug/Defect Tracking, Compatibility Testing, Functional Testing, Integration Testing, Migration QA, Performance Testing, Regression Testing, Resource Planning, Smoke Testing, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Software Testing, Stress Testing, Test Cases, Test Planning, Test Plans, Test Scripts.  You would need to be proficient in the following: Bug Tracking Software, Software Testing Tools.  Expertise in these areas will help you land this, or a similar role.

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Magic Leap is an eclectic group of visionaries, rocket scientists, wizards, and gurus from the fields of film, robotics, visualization, software, computing, and user experience.

12/05/2019: Corpus Christi, TX

Experience in Software QA on mobile/embedded device is a must.

01/29/2020: Savannah, GA

CNET Software Technologies PLC would like to invite aspiring, qualified and competent applicants for the following vacant job position of Testing and Quality Assurance Head.

01/08/2020: Springfield, MO

Proven experience as a testing and quality assurance, network administrator, system administrator or similar role.

01/28/2020: Hialeah, FL

Experience in running strictly defined quality assurance processes.

12/07/2019: Youngstown, OH
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Step 6: View average salary for Head of Software Quality Assurance

How much does a Head of Software Quality Assurance make?

The average salary range for a Head of Software Quality Assurance is from $197,466 to $265,540. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for a Head of Software Quality Assurance
$197,466 to $265,540

Step 7: Find relevant Head of Software Quality Assurance jobs, and apply.

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