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Test Engineer Career Path

Are you thinking of becoming a test engineer or already started your career and planning the next step? Learn how to become a test engineer, what skills you need to succeed, how to advance your career and get promoted, and what levels of pay to expect at each step on your career path. Explore new test engineer job openings and options for career transitions into related roles.

Seniority Levels

L2

Test Engineer

Alias: Associate Test Engineer, Test Engineer II
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2 - 4Years of Experience
$79,350Avg. Annual Salary
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L3

Senior Test Engineer

Alias: Mid-level Test Engineer, Test Engineer III
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2 - 4Years of Experience
$766,439Avg. Annual Salary
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L4

Lead Test Engineer

Alias: Staff Test Engineer
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5 - 7Years of Experience
$98,364Avg. Annual Salary
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Salary Trajectory

Test Engineer Career Path

$850K
$655K
$460K
$265K
$70K
L2
L4
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Seniority Levels
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Important Skill Sets for the Test Engineer Career Path

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Test Automation
Scripting
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Test Engineer Career Transitions

Your skills as a test engineer can prepare you to transition into related roles, such as engineer or project engineer, which could open up different career paths for you. Below are the most common test engineer career transitions, along with typical salaries and skill requirements.