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Working As A Test Engineering Manager

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • $83,470

    Average Salary

What Does A Test Engineering Manager Do

Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.

Duties

Industrial engineers typically do the following:

  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, process flows, and other information to understand methods that are applied and activities that take place in manufacturing and services
  • Figure out how to manufacture parts or products, or deliver services, with maximum efficiency
  • Develop management control systems to make financial planning and cost analysis more efficient
  • Enact quality control procedures to resolve production problems or minimize costs
  • Design control systems to coordinate activities and production planning in order to ensure that products meet quality standards
  • Confer with clients about product specifications, vendors about purchases, management personnel about manufacturing capabilities, and staff about the status of projects

Industrial engineers apply their skills to many different situations, from manufacturing to healthcare systems to business administration. For example, they design systems for

  • moving heavy parts within manufacturing plants
  • delivering goods from a company to customers, including finding the most profitable places to locate manufacturing or processing plants
  • evaluating job performance
  • paying workers

Industrial engineers focus on how to get the work done most efficiently, balancing many factors, such as time, number of workers needed, available technology, actions workers need to take, achieving the end product with no errors, workers’ safety, environmental concerns, and cost.

To find ways to reduce waste and improve performance, industrial engineers study product requirements carefully. Then they use mathematical methods and models to design manufacturing and information systems to meet those requirements most efficiently.

Their versatility allows industrial engineers to engage in activities that are useful to a variety of businesses, governments, and nonprofits. For example, industrial engineers engage in supply chain management to help businesses minimize inventory costs, conduct quality assurance activities to help businesses keep their customer bases satisfied, and work in the growing field of project management as industries across the economy seek to control costs and maximize efficiencies.

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How To Become A Test Engineering Manager

Industrial engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value experience, so cooperative education engineering programs at universities are also valuable.

Education

Industrial engineers need a bachelor’s degree, typically in industrial engineering. However, many industrial engineers have degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering technology, or general engineering. Students interested in studying industrial engineering should take high school courses in mathematics, such as algebra, trigonometry, and calculus; computer science; and sciences such as chemistry and physics.

Bachelor’s degree programs include lectures in classrooms and practice in laboratories. Courses include statistics, production systems planning, and manufacturing systems design, among others. Many colleges and universities offer cooperative education programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education.

A few colleges and universities offer 5-year degree programs in industrial engineering that lead to a bachelor’s and master’s degree upon completion, and several more offer similar programs in mechanical engineering. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as a professor at a college or university or to engage in research and development. Some 5-year or even 6-year cooperative education plans combine classroom study with practical work, permitting students to gain experience and to finance part of their education.

Programs in industrial engineering are accredited by ABET.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Industrial engineers use creativity and ingenuity to design new production processes in many kinds of settings in order to reduce the use of material resources, time, or labor while accomplishing the same goal.

Critical-thinking skills. Industrial engineers create new systems to solve problems related to waste and inefficiency. Solving these problems requires logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to the problems.

Listening skills. These engineers often operate in teams, but they also must solicit feedback from customers, vendors, and production staff. They must listen to customers and clients in order to fully grasp ideas and problems the first time.

Math skills. Industrial engineers use the principles of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Problem-solving skills. In designing facilities for manufacturing and processes for providing services, these engineers deal with several issues at once, from workers’ safety to quality assurance.

Speaking skills. Industrial engineers sometimes have to explain their instructions to production staff or technicians before they can make written instructions available. Being able to explain concepts clearly and quickly is crucial to preventing costly mistakes and loss of time.

Writing skills. Industrial engineers must prepare documentation for other engineers or scientists, or for future reference. The documentation must be coherent and explain their thinking clearly so that the others can understand the information.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as an industrial engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education in order to keep their licenses. Most states recognize licenses from other states, as long as the other state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed their own licensing requirements.

Advancement

Beginning industrial engineers usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers. In large companies, new engineers also may receive formal training in classes or seminars. As beginning engineers gain knowledge and experience, they move on to more difficult projects with greater independence to develop designs, solve problems, and make decisions.

Eventually, industrial engineers may advance to become technical specialists, such as quality engineers or facility planners. In that role, they supervise a team of engineers and technicians. Obtaining a master’s degree facilitates such specialization and thus advancement.

Many industrial engineers move into management positions because the work they do is closely related to the work of managers. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

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Test Engineering Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

85.0%

Female

11.9%

Unknown

3.2%
Ethnicity

White

72.0%

Asian

13.2%

Hispanic or Latino

9.7%

Unknown

4.4%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

35.3%

Chinese

5.9%

Mandarin

5.9%

German

5.9%

Japanese

5.9%

French

5.9%

Urdu

5.9%

Ningbo

5.9%

Carrier

5.9%

Hindi

5.9%

Russian

5.9%

Italian

5.9%
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Test Engineering Manager Education

Schools

Northeastern University

9.0%

University of Phoenix

7.9%

San Jose State University

6.7%

Arizona State University

5.6%

Santa Clara University

5.6%

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

5.6%

University of Texas at Austin

5.6%

North Carolina State University

4.5%

Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne

4.5%

University of Central Florida

4.5%

Iowa State University

4.5%

Lawrence Technological University

4.5%

Purdue University

4.5%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

4.5%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4.5%

Webster University

4.5%

Syracuse University

3.4%

University of Florida

3.4%

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

3.4%

University of Central Missouri

3.4%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

34.5%

Business

15.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

6.2%

Computer Science

6.2%

Mechanical Engineering

5.9%

Project Management

3.8%

Management

3.5%

Engineering

3.2%

Computer Engineering

3.2%

Physics

2.4%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.4%

Industrial Engineering

2.1%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.8%

Drafting And Design

1.8%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.5%

Accounting

1.5%

Finance

1.2%

Computer Networking

1.2%

Systems Engineering

0.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.1%

Masters

27.9%

Other

12.2%

Associate

7.4%

Certificate

3.5%

Doctorate

1.8%
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Real Test Engineering Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Test Engineering Manager 3 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 10, 2013 $210,000
Test Engineering Manager Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 03, 2016 $195,000
Engineering Manager, Perform & SYS Integration Testing Lookout, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 25, 2015 $172,820 -
$190,000
Test Engineering Manager Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 18, 2014 $166,600
Test Engineering Manager Juniper Networks, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jan 11, 2010 $165,000
Test Engineering Manager Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 21, 2015 $164,300 -
$229,300
Firefox Customization Test Engineering Manager Mozilla Corporation Mountain View, CA Nov 28, 2016 $158,494
Manager, Test Engineering Linkedin Corporation Mountain View, CA Jun 27, 2016 $151,709 -
$237,000
Test Engineering Manager Zebra Technologies Corporation San Jose, CA Oct 09, 2016 $150,922 -
$204,000
Manager Engineering, Test Chip Arm, Inc. San Jose, CA Jan 13, 2014 $148,034 -
$187,930
Manager, Test Engineering Linkedin Corporation Mountain View, CA Dec 10, 2015 $143,637 -
$237,000
Manager, Test Engineering Linkedin Corporation Mountain View, CA Oct 12, 2015 $143,637 -
$237,000
Manager, Test Engineering Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Jul 02, 2012 $140,070
Manager, Test Engineering Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA May 01, 2013 $140,000
Test Engineering Manager NXP Semiconductors USA, Inc. Tempe, AZ May 24, 2010 $132,246 -
$176,300
Test Engineer Manager SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. Waukesha, WI Sep 18, 2016 $132,018
Manager, Test Engineering Broadcom Corporation San Diego, CA Dec 05, 2013 $131,181
Engineering Product Test Manager LYTX, Inc. San Diego, CA Dec 14, 2015 $128,502 -
$159,100
Manager, Test Engineering Broadcom Corporation San Diego, CA Aug 01, 2015 $128,119
Manager, Test Engineering Broadcom Corporation San Diego, CA Jan 08, 2015 $128,119
GPS Compliance and Test Engineer/Manager Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. San Diego, CA Dec 02, 2014 $125,757 -
$149,400
Engineering Test Manager P3 North America, Inc. Lewisville, TX Oct 24, 2016 $119,000
Manager Test Engineering Hewlett Packard Company Cupertino, CA Sep 14, 2011 $118,539 -
$124,000
Manager, Test Engineering Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Jan 20, 2012 $117,166
Manager, Test Engineering Lam Research Corporation Albany, NY Sep 28, 2015 $117,163 -
$140,000
Design for Test Engineer-Manager Sicontech, Inc. Austin, TX Sep 01, 2014 $115,400
Manager, Test Engineering TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Feb 04, 2016 $115,000
Test Engineer Manager II Wyse Technology L.L.C. Santa Clara, CA Oct 17, 2014 $115,000
Manager, Test Engineering TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Apr 02, 2013 $115,000

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Top Skills for A Test Engineering Manager

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Top Test Engineering Manager Skills

  1. Test Engineering
  2. Product Quality
  3. Test Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed a comprehensive process to deepen Test Engineering skills in emerging countries and to share responsibilities worldwide.
  • Lead various process and product improvement teams and improved product quality/reliability enormously.
  • Generated Test Scenarios, Test Scripts, Test Conditions and designed test plans and test cases Expected Results for Use Cases.
  • Served as a backup to lab management for project scheduling and resource allocation.
  • Developed Image capture system, test programs, lighting and fixture of camera testers for Focusing and Color Calibration.

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