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Working As A Lead Software Tester

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $95,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead Software Tester Do At Alcatel-Lucent

* Employee will be required to design, develop, script and execute sophisticated tests to verify conformance of features and their functionality implemented by Engineering against requirements specifications laid out by Product Marketing.
* Employee will be responsible for driving the feature to completion (ready for GA release) and will therefore have to interact extensively with Software, Hardware, Firmware and Product Marketing teams.
* Also this position is expected to play a role in system design so that Quality Assurance is considered throughout the entire lifecycle of the product.
* Duties include developing, modifying and executing software test plans; analyzing and writing test standards and procedures; maintaining documentation of test results to assist in debugging and modifying software; and analyzing test results to ensure functionality and recommending corrective action.
* Will consult with developing engineers to resolve issues and provide feedback in preparation of technical appraisals of programming languages, systems and computation software

What Does A Lead Software Tester Do At Utopia Solutions

* Designing and implementing Selenium based test automation solutions
* Investigation and implementation of software quality and testing productivity tools
* Supporting the organization s testing goals with innovative solutions Requirements
* Test strategy development
* On-shore / off-shore test team management for the client s project
* Experience in testing across multiple technologies
* Excellent Communications skills (written and spoken English)
* Excellent people management skills
* Project management skills PMP is nice to have but proven experience is a must
* Hands-on experience in testing - ideally including automated testing tools
* Delivery focused role requires actually developing and automating test scrips
* Minimum bachelor degree and 5 years of relevant experience
* Candidates should be open to contract for hire positions in the Chicago marketplace

What Does A Lead Software Tester Do At Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

* B.S. / M
* S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering; or equivalent work experience

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Lead Software Tester Career Paths

Lead Software Tester
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager Project Manager
Delivery Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Production Manager Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Quality Manager
Project Quality Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Test Technician Test Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Lead Test Technician Quality Assurance Team Leader
Manager, Software Quality Assurance
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Test Technician Quality Assurance Team Leader Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Test Manager Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Test Manager Technical Project Manager
Implementation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst/Lead
Quality Assurance Lead Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst/Lead Senior Quality Assurance Manager
Director Of Quality & Engineering
14 Yearsyrs
Test Automation Lead Quality Assurance Team Leader Quality Lead
Vice-President Of Quality
15 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst/Lead Project Manager/Test Manager Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Software Project Manager Software Development Manager Senior Engineering Manager
Director Of Testing
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Systems Tester 2.4 years
Senior Tester 2.3 years
Service Tester 2.3 years
Software Tester 1.8 years
Tester 1.8 years
Manual Tester 1.7 years
Top Careers Before Lead Software Tester
Consultant 2.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
$95,000
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$73,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$125,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Salesforce
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a Lead Software Tester make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Lead Software Tester in the United States is $95,911 per year or $46 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $73,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $125,000.

Real Lead Software Tester Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Software Engineer In Test Salesforce.com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 05, 2015 $165,000
Lead Software Engineer In Test Salesforce.com, Inc. Seattle, WA Apr 27, 2015 $165,000
Lead Software Engineer-Testing Tessolvedts Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Mar 02, 2016 $152,776
Software Test Technical Leader Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 01, 2016 $150,000
Lead Software Engineer In Test-Productivity Cloud Salesforce.com Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 29, 2016 $147,846
Software Test Lead (R&D Engineer) Nokia Solutions and Networks Us LLC Arlington Heights, IL Feb 09, 2014 $142,302
Software Test Technical Leader Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Feb 22, 2016 $142,000
Lead Software Engineer In Test-Lightning Platform Cloud Salesforce.com Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 28, 2016 $138,445
Lead Software Engineer In Test-UI SDK Lightning Platform Salesforce.com Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 21, 2016 $138,362
Lead Software Engineer In Test Salesforce.com Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 21, 2016 $138,362
Lead Software Engineer In Test Applied Predictive Technologies Arlington, VA Sep 09, 2014 $136,000
Lead Software Engineer In Test XO Group Inc. New York, NY Feb 16, 2015 $135,000
Software Test Technical Leader Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 08, 2015 $135,000
Lead Software Engineer In Test Salesforce.com Inc. Bellevue, WA Feb 06, 2016 $132,142
Software Test Lead Olenick & Associates, Inc. Chicago, IL Apr 22, 2014 $103,626
Software Test Lead Olenick & Associates, Inc. Chicago, IL Feb 19, 2014 $103,626
Lead Software Engineer-Testing (Multiple Openings) Wipro Limited East Brunswick, NJ Dec 20, 2016 $103,626 -
$120,000
Lead Software Engineer-Testing Wipro Limited East Brunswick, NJ Dec 12, 2016 $103,626
Software Quality Test Lead Ciber, Inc. Painted Post, NY Jul 08, 2015 $100,692
Software Test Lead GE Medical Systems, LLC Waukesha, WI Oct 29, 2015 $100,050 -
$100,100
Software Test Lead Doran Jones Inc. New York, NY Apr 01, 2015 $100,000
Software Test Lead GE Medical Systems, LLC Waukesha, WI May 20, 2016 $90,000 -
$100,000
Software Test Lead Trueblue, Inc. Tacoma, WA Nov 17, 2016 $89,301
Lead Software Engineer In Test Springleaf General Services Corporation Chicago, IL Jul 25, 2016 $87,027
Lead Software Engineer In Test Springleaf General Services Corporation Chicago, IL Apr 08, 2016 $87,027
R&D Software Development Test Lead JDS Uniphase Corporation Colorado Springs, CO Aug 22, 2013 $86,486 -
$106,600

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Top Skills for A Lead Software Tester

  1. Test Cases
  2. Test Procedures
  3. Status Reports
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Partnered with testing team analyzing test cases, scenarios and scripts via standard testing techniques of 1x CDMA and EV-DO networks.
  • Developed and executed detailed test procedures either manual or automatic to validate application functional requirements for customer applications.
  • Provided status reports to management staff and participated in process improvement/quality control activities.
  • Applied regulations and standards for mission critical systems and devices on design verification and validation to QA organization activities.
  • Received Department of Energy Award for outstanding service and quality of Information Technology Software Development.

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Lead Software Tester Demographics

Gender

Male

57.6%

Female

30.0%

Unknown

12.3%
Ethnicity

White

52.4%

Asian

19.6%

Hispanic or Latino

10.9%

Black or African American

10.3%

Unknown

6.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

25.0%

German

15.0%

French

15.0%

Portuguese

10.0%

Chinese

10.0%

Mandarin

10.0%

Japanese

5.0%

Carrier

5.0%

Hebrew

5.0%
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Lead Software Tester Education

Schools

University of Washington

12.0%

University of Phoenix

12.0%

University of Maryland - University College

5.4%

Bellevue College

5.4%

Strayer University

5.4%

University of Houston

5.4%

Northern Illinois University

5.4%

Texas Southern University

4.3%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.3%

Santa Clara University

4.3%

University of Colorado at Boulder

4.3%

Johns Hopkins University

4.3%

Colorado Technical University

4.3%

San Jose State University

3.3%

Widener University

3.3%

Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne

3.3%

Temple University

3.3%

University of California - San Diego

3.3%

Regis University

3.3%

Georgia State University

3.3%
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Majors

Computer Science

21.8%

Business

17.3%

Electrical Engineering

9.5%

Information Technology

7.0%

Computer Engineering

6.5%

Computer Information Systems

6.3%

Mathematics

4.5%

Management Information Systems

3.8%

Information Systems

3.8%

Computer Applications

3.0%

Engineering

2.5%

Project Management

2.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.8%

Management

1.8%

Marketing

1.8%

Computer Networking

1.5%

Systems Engineering

1.5%

Finance

1.5%

Communication

1.3%

Industrial Engineering

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.8%

Masters

28.8%

Other

13.5%

Associate

6.6%

Certificate

2.8%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

1.1%

License

0.2%
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