What does a Test Engineer do?

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Test Engineer make?

Confident
$84,233 /yr
Total Pay
$69,451
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$14,782
 /yr

Additional Pay

$84,233

 / yr
$17K$771K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Test Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Test Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L1
Test Engineer I
$84,233/yr
L2
Test Engineer
$96,901/yr
L1

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
24%
2 - 4
30%
5 - 7
23%
8+
23%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Test Engineer Insights

Read what Test Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Lockheed MartinLockheed Martin
Test Engineer
Aug 3, 2021

“Little compensation for scope of work and responsibility compared to average base salary for test engineering.”

OptumOptum
Test Engineer
Aug 12, 2021

“Its a great place to work and there are lot of good learning opportunities always.”

CoforgeCoforge
Senior Test Engineer
May 2, 2022

“It's been almost 6 months now and i have to say got a great team to work with.”

IncedoIncedo
Senior Test Engineer
Jan 14, 2022

“I am about to complete one year at Incedo and the journey was great so far.”

Cigniti Inc.Cigniti Inc.
Testing Engineer
Jun 1, 2021

“I personally recommend this company because of the opportunities provided in terms of learning& development and work projects.”

WestinghouseWestinghouse
Senior Test Engineer
Oct 22, 2021

“Wasn't provided the tools and additionally was denied opportunities to develop my career to support my goals.”

wsselwssel
Test Engineer
Apr 21, 2021

“Salaries are good but it we don't take it at the beginning of the month”

Pole To WinPole To Win
Senior Test Engineer Compliance
Oct 13, 2021

“Awesome managers (not all) who are there to guide you to grow in your career.”

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Test Engineer Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Test Engineer

When working as a Test Engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Scripting Languages, Security Clearance, Test Equipment, Test Plans, and Systems Development.

The most similar professions to Test Engineer are:
  • Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Process Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a Test Engineer 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.

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Engineer
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Project Engineer
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Automation Engineer
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Process Engineer
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