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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.

Job Outlook

There were 282 Quality Assurance Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 8561 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:

Salary

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.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $83,692.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $83,372.

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 $69,868.

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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree5%
Bachelor's Degree65%
Master's Degree20%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other9%

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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years12%
3 to 5 years54%
6 to 8 years19%
9+ years15%

Skills

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.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (44%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (27%)
  • Problem Solving (26%)
  • Planning (25%)
  • Microsoft Office (22%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Quality Assurance and Control (87%)
  • Quality Management (73%)
  • Atlassian JIRA (10%)
  • Internal Auditing (10%)
  • Selenium (8%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Project Management (19%)
  • Staff Management (14%)
  • Budgeting (13%)
  • Scheduling (12%)
  • Process Improvement (11%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Automated Testing (7%)
  • ISO 9001 Standards (6%)
  • Application Lifecycle Management (5%)
  • Change Management (5%)
  • Audit Planning (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
  • Quality Improvement Manager
  • Tax Technology - Quality Assurance - Manager
  • Enterprise Testing Manager

Similar Occupations

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.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Quality Assurance Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (569)
  • Walmart / Sam's (182)
  • USAA (154)
  • Wells Fargo (136)
  • Moss Adams Llp (116)

North Carolina

  • Wells Fargo (17)
  • Deloitte (15)
  • Walmart / Sam's (11)
  • Centene Corporation (6)
  • IBM (6)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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