How much does a Software Quality Assurance Manager make in the United States? The average Software Quality Assurance Manager salary in the United States is $130,243 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $116,641 and $145,429. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $116,641 10% $104,257 90% $159,255 75% $145,429 $130,243 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Software Quality Assurance Manager

Software Quality Assurance Manager manages a software quality assurance team. Selects and utilizes tools and methodologies to ensure that software tests identify defects and comply with quality standards. Being a Software Quality Assurance Manager evaluates test results against expected results, implements improvements to process and recommends alternative testing as needed. Drafts, revises and approves test plans and scripts. Additionally, Software Quality Assurance Manager typically requires a bachelor's degree. Reports to function manager. The Software Quality Assurance Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Software Quality Assurance Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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