Quality Assurance Manager
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Focuses on prevention of mistakes and defects in manufacturing products. Develops procedures to ensure that quality standards are maintained. Manages all steps related to quality assurance as part of the quality management strategy of a company. May involve leadership of a team of quality assurance supervisors, specialists, and other associated staff members.
There were 313 Quality Assurance Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 9279 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Quality Control Systems Manager industry, which includes the Quality Assurance Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Quality Assurance Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $83,300.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $84,485.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Quality Assurance Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $69,337.
Education and Experience
Posted Quality Assurance Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Quality Assurance Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||12%|
|3 to 5 years||56%|
|6 to 8 years||18%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Quality Assurance Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (44%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (27%)
- Problem Solving (27%)
- Planning (26%)
- Writing (22%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Quality Assurance and Control (87%)
- Quality Management (73%)
- Project Management (20%)
- Atlassian JIRA (10%)
- Internal Auditing (9%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Staff Management (14%)
- Scheduling (13%)
- Budgeting (13%)
- Process Improvement (11%)
- Software Development (11%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Automated Testing (7%)
- Scrum (6%)
- ISO 9001 Standards (6%)
- Change Management (6%)
- Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) (5%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Quality Assurance Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Manager, Quality Assurance
- Tax Technology - Quality Assurance - Manager
- Enterprise Testing Manager
- Quality Assurance/Qc Manager
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Quality Manager (General)
- Director of Quality Assurance
- Quality Assurance Supervisor
- Quality Control Manager
- Clinical Quality Manager
- Manufacturing Quality Manager
- Food / Beverage Quality Manager
- Software QA Lead
- Software QA Analyst
Here are the employers that have posted the most Quality Assurance Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Deloitte (473)
- Walmart / Sam's (244)
- Wells Fargo (154)
- Fiserv (117)
- Moss Adams Llp (96)
- Wells Fargo (20)
- Walmart / Sam's (12)
- Deloitte (10)
- Bank of America (9)
- Centene Corporation (8)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!