What does a QA Lead/Manager do?

Quality assurance managers help companies establish their quality regulations for products and employees. They help develop and maintain a company's quality standards and design, implement, and improve a company's current quality standards. They find possible growth areas through their analysis and assessments. Quality assurance managers assist in the recruiting process where they train, motivate, coach, and correct company employees to ensure they meet standards. They create reports to track employee progress and formulate strategies that increase productivity, and review processes to align them with current trends. They prepare documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends at the company, including failed prophecies, stability studies, recalls, and corrective actions taken.

Quality assurance managers develop department plans by conducting hazard analysis and identifying critical control points and preventive measures. They establish limits and monitor procedures and observe corrective actions and verification procedures while keeping an eye on inventory. Quality assurance managers need an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree in business or related fields and work experience in quality assurance.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

QA Lead/Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$96,713 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$66K
Median: $97K
$142K
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QA Lead/Manager Career Path

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QA Lead/Manager Insights

Read what QA Lead/Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Mars Telecom SystemsMars Telecom Systems
QA Consultant
Nov 17, 2019

“Very much involves in conducting all fun filled activities and ensures we get the best snacks from management daily.”

SystangoSystango
Senior QA Lead
Jun 16, 2020

“I feel so grateful to work with so much of young talents and energetic geeks here.”

TINYpulseTINYpulse
QA Lead
Oct 3, 2021

“Too much of freedom is not very good for sometime for someone not self initiative.”

Whip MediaWhip Media
Quality Assurance Manager
Jul 1, 2021

“Commuter benefits if you don't drive or electric vehicle charging if you have an EV.”

Power Home RemodelingPower Home Remodeling
Quality Assurance Manager
Mar 30, 2020

“It seems like an anomaly but you genuinely work with people who become great friends.”

EduvalueEduvalue
QA Management Trainee
Oct 6, 2020

“Good opportunity if you aim to join the CPE/ education sector which I presume to be a meaningful career.”

Menasha PackagingMenasha Packaging
Quality Assurance Lead
Jun 29, 2021

“While working with this company I have got numerous opportunities to learn and grow and many a times have got to work independently .”

Axiell GroupAxiell Group
QA Consultant
Apr 19, 2021

“Good place to work and work life balance is also good”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a lead qa manager

The most similar professions to lead qa manager are:
  • QA Tester
  • QA Engineer
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The most common qualifications to become a lead qa manager include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.