The average salary for a Test Engineer is C$63,591 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

C$48,234 - C$84,909
C$48K
C$64K
C$85K
MEDIAN: C$63,788
10%
50%
90%
C$20.31 - C$49.00
C$20
C$29
C$49
MEDIAN: C$29.00
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$87K
Salary C$48,234 - C$84,909
Bonus C$491 - C$10,120
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$7,023
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$47,998 - C$87,770
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 165
Hourly Data C$0C$64
Hourly Rate C$20.31 - C$49.00
Overtime C$1.50 - C$64.00
Annual Data C$0C$87K
Bonus C$491 - C$10,120
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$7,023
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$47,998 - C$87,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Test Engineer

Test engineers are involved in creating and designing processes or experiments to test the quality of a product to be manufactured. Test engineers mainly deal with the inner workings of computer hardware and software; however, many test engineers work with a variety of different fields and test a wide range of equipment and products, from medical equipment such as X-ray machines to commercial transportation vehicles like airplanes. Some independence is expected of test engineers, so they must be able to work both on their own as well as with others as a team. These engineers work hand in hand with the hardware and software engineers to try to achieve a near flawless product. In these group settings, the engineers are involved in reviewing the many steps in designing a product. Test engineers are responsible for reviewing the initial schematics, the electrical wiring and finally the debugging towards the end. Despite working with others, most of the time the test engineers are left to themselves to decide whether the final product is of desirable quality. Test engineers have the last say in determining quality in many situations. To be a test engineer, one must have at least a bachelor’s in computer science, or something similar to that field such as electrical engineering. A master’s or PhD in these fields would be ideal for certain test engineer positions. They need to be familiar in various programming languages, such as Java or C++, as they will be involved in debugging various aspects of software. Additionally, prospective test engineers should be creative, have good problem solving skills, and work well under stressful situations. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Test Engineer Tasks

  • Understand complex systems to create test plans and cases.
  • Automate tests and interpret results.
  • Provide test result information to other teams to improve product quality.
  • Create tests to inform debugging, root cause analysis, and improvement recommendations.

Test Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$64,598

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Key Stats for Test Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Test Engineer Salaries

▲26%

▲7%

National Average
C$65,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Test Engineer Salaries



National Average
C$65,000

Test Planning
▼4%

System Testing
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 15%