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Quality Engineering Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Quality Engineering Manager interfaces with customers, suppliers, and various company departments to resolve quality problems and develop strategic quality improvement activities. Responsible for building strong relationships with the global customer quality organizations to ensure customer support and product performance through continuous improvement.

Job Outlook

There were 49 Quality Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1284 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Quality Engineering Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Quality Engineering 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 $128,366.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $118,061.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Quality Engineering Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $111,958.

Education and Experience

Posted Quality Engineering 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 Degree2.65%
Bachelor's Degree78.58%
Master's Degree21.88%
Doctoral Degree2.65%
Other5.69%

Posted Quality Engineering 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 years6.48%
3 to 5 years39.89%
6 to 8 years33.75%
9+ years19.89%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Quality Engineering 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.

  • Management (54.36%)
  • Leadership (47.59%)
  • Communication (45.09%)
  • Quality Assurance (39.56%)
  • Problem Solving (29.91%)
  • Safety Assurance (28.19%)
  • Planning (24.07%)
  • Operations (20.87%)
  • Quality Control (17.37%)
  • Research (16.98%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Agile Methodology (29.19%)
  • Auditing (32%)
  • Test Automation (35.53%)
  • Automation (26.78%)
  • Computer Science (23.9%)
  • Quality Management (32.8%)
  • Engineering Management (54.21%)
  • Test Planning (22.69%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Statistical Analysis (11.07%)
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT) (7.62%)
  • Test Tools (11.55%)
  • Sprint Retrospectives (6.34%)
  • Java (Programming Language) (12.03%)
  • Six Sigma Methodology (10.34%)
  • Eight Disciplines Problem Solving (8D) (5.21%)
  • Quality Improvement (8.98%)
  • Peer Review (6.5%)
  • Workflow Management (9.78%)
  • Azure DevOps (10.34%)
  • Medical Devices (6.9%)
  • JavaScript (Programming Language) (7.78%)
  • Quality Management Systems (31.92%)
  • Supplier Quality Management (8.26%)
  • Aerospace Basic Quality System Standards (8.98%)
  • JIRA (14.84%)
  • Software Development (4.97%)
  • Acceptance Testing (10.26%)
  • Application Programming Interface (API) (4.73%)
  • Data Analysis (16.44%)
  • Corrective And Preventive Action (CAPA) (13.15%)
  • ISO 9000 Series (12.43%)
  • ISO 13485 Standard (6.17%)
  • Electrical Engineering (7.38%)
  • Management Information Systems (12.59%)
  • Data Management (7.94%)
  • Internal Auditing (5.29%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (25.5%)
  • Computer Engineering (10.34%)
  • DevOps (17.96%)
  • Failure Mode And Effects Analysis (4.89%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (11.79%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (9.78%)
  • Product Lifecycle Management (3.85%)
  • Scalability (8.42%)
  • Scrum (Software Development) (15.24%)
  • Risk Management (9.38%)
  • Functional Requirement (7.06%)
  • Project Management (15.8%)
  • Apache JMeter (11.23%)
  • External Auditing (4.33%)
  • Test Strategy (9.14%)
  • Functional Testing (7.54%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (8.42%)
  • CI/CD (17%)
  • Software Quality (SQA/SQC) (11.23%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (13.07%)
  • Product Management (3.37%)
  • Selenium (Software) (12.67%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (8.1%)
  • User Story (6.66%)
  • New Product Development (17.4%)
  • Risk Analysis (7.78%)
  • Test Data (11.47%)
  • Process Improvement (17.96%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (23.02%)
  • Sampling (Statistics) (6.82%)
  • Product Quality (QA/QC) (17.56%)
  • Solution Architecture (6.42%)
  • Statistical Process Controls (12.11%)
  • Test Management (7.46%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (8.1%)
  • Performance Testing (9.06%)
  • Jenkins (7.22%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Agile Methodology (68.55%)
  • Test Automation (83.43%)
  • Computer Science (56.12%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Quality Engineering Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Engineering Lead
  • Quality Engineering Intern
  • Engineering Program Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Program Quality Engineer
  • Software Quality Engineering 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 Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (128)
  • Lockheed Martin (65)
  • Deloitte (56)
  • Wolters Kluwer (45)
  • Meta (41)
  • Belcan (37)
  • Actalent (31)
  • Accenture (30)
  • Boeing (22)
  • Honeywell International (16)

North Carolina

  • HNI (8)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (7)
  • Jabil (4)
  • Accenture (4)
  • Wells Fargo (2)
  • Deloitte (2)
  • Pfizer (1)
  • Hsm Sarl (1)
  • AIG (1)
  • Safeguard Medical (1)

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!