£36,450
Avg. Salary
£24.90
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Senior Test Engineer is £24.90 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Test Engineer is £36,450 per year.

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£27,411 - £49,569
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Salary £27,411 - £49,569
Bonus £494 - £5,022
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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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£27,758 - £51,237
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 20 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 172

Job Description for Senior Test Engineer

Senior test engineers generally work with computer software and hardware. These engineers test and create programs for a company for their own internal programs or usage or for third party/public usage. Senior test engineers generally work with and/or oversee a dedicated team of test engineers or developers, and they work with them to suss out and address any issues that might arise in a given system or program. Because they often lead teams, they must have excellent communication skills and the ability to troubleshoot, self-start and motivate their fellow team members. Senior test engineers may also perform regression, security, integration, quality assurance and stress/load testings. In addition, they often monitor usage and performance of certain servers, units, programs or systems. Senior test engineers often work their way up from more entry level test engineer positions. Regardless of how they arrive at their position, senior test engineers are generally required to have at least a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field, fluency with development languages and processes, test environments and prior work experience in their field. Some companies may require their senior test engineers to have specific certifications or security clearances. In addition, a basic foundation in IT knowledge (such as networking, system administration, etc.) is usually helpful. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Senior Test Engineer Tasks
  • Develop test plans and design hardware/software to execute those tests.
  • Provide technical expertise and design input to other teams.
  • Create, update, and communicate required documentation.
  • Verify and validate new tests, test systems and solutions.
  • Perform automated and manual tests, interpret results and de-bug.

Common Career Paths for Senior Test Engineer


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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Test Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Test Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Test Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤31,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Test Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤39,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Senior Test Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤39,000 based on 32 salaries. A Senior Test Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤36,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

40%

National Average: £37,405

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Test Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Test Engineer?

Senior Test Engineer in Edinburgh:
"Work type interesting and challenging."
Pros: Variation in work.
Cons: Recent changes.

Senior Test Engineer in Edinburgh:
"Busy, a varying product range"
Pros: Working with a variety of products technology types, LV products to H.V. Laser systems
Cons: No pay structor. No personal development planning, goals or targets

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Key Stats for Senior Test Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Senior Test Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
₤37,000

Late-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Senior Test Engineer Salaries

Labview
▲7%

System Testing
▲1%

National Average
₤37,000

Windows Operating System General Use
▼6%

Test Engineering
▼6%

Test Automation
▼6%

Software Test
▼8%

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 45%