Most lead test technicians list "test scripts," "qa," and "business process" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important lead test technician responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a lead test technician. We found that 54.7% of lead test technicians have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 11.4% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most lead test technicians have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven lead test technicians were not college graduates.
The lead test technicians who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied electrical engineering and computer science, while a small population of lead test technicians studied business and electrical engineering technology.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a lead test technician. We've found that most lead test technician resumes include experience from Infosys Public Services, Citigroup, and Harris. Of recent, Infosys Public Services had 50 positions open for lead test technicians. Meanwhile, there are 5 job openings at Citigroup and 4 at Harris.
Since salary is important to some lead test technicians, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at GoPro, Cox Enterprises, and Visa. If you were to take a closer look at GoPro, you'd find that the average lead test technician salary is $145,963. Then at Cox Enterprises, lead test technicians receive an average salary of $138,730, while the salary at Visa is $121,471.
We also looked into companies who hire lead test technicians from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include IBM, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft.
In general, lead test technicians fulfill roles in the technology and manufacturing industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the lead test technician annual salary is the highest in the manufacturing industry with $99,075 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the finance and technology industries pay $93,414 and $90,987 respectively. This means that lead test technicians who are employed in the manufacturing industry make 25.4% more than lead test technicians who work in the health care Industry.