Test/QA Manager Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $140,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $160,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $180,000 AUD


  • Develop and implement comprehensive testing strategies to ensure software quality across multiple projects. 
  • Lead and manage the testing team, overseeing all aspects of the testing process. 
  • Coordinate with project managers, developers, and stakeholders to align testing activities with project goals. 
  • Establish metrics and processes for tracking and ensuring the quality of testing. 
  • Drive the adoption of best practices in testing, including test automation and continuous integration.

Key Skills 

  • Extensive experience in test planning, execution, and management. 
  • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to manage and mentor testing teams. 
  • In-depth knowledge of automated testing tools, frameworks, and methodologies. 
  • Proficient in Agile and traditional software development and testing methodologies. 
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.

Standard Industry Training 

  • Senior-level ISTQB certification (e.g., ISTQB Advanced Test Manager). 
  • Training in project management principles and methodologies (e.g., PMP or PRINCE2). 

Interview Questions for Test Managers

  1. How do you develop and adapt testing strategies to meet the changing needs of software projects?
  2. Describe your experience in leading large testing teams and managing resources across projects.
  3. How do you ensure the quality and effectiveness of testing in a fast-paced development environment?
  4. What methods do you use to measure and improve the performance of your testing team?
  5. Can you give an example of a significant testing challenge you faced and how you addressed it?
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