£27,028
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£983

Profit Sharing

£972

A Test Engineer earns an average salary of £27,501 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Test Automation, Test Planning, and Labview.

£18,065 - £39,136
£18K
£27K
£39K
MEDIAN: £27,028
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50%
90%
£6.48 - £23.00
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MEDIAN: £10.11
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£0£39K
Salary £18,065 - £39,136
Bonus £0.00 - £3,575
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £4,848
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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£17,781 - £39,893
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 431
Hourly Data £0£22
Hourly Rate £6.48 - £23.00
Overtime £9.86 - £21.91
Annual Data £0£39K
Bonus £0.00 - £3,575
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £4,848
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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£17,781 - £39,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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 Pay By Employer

$0$129K

$63,893

$84,947

$81,420

$70,436

$79,943

$73,375

Raytheon Co.
16 profiles
$75,057

BAE Systems Inc.
14 profiles
$69,209

$76,850

$55,629

Common Career Paths for Test Engineer


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Popular Skills for Test Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Test Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Test Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Test Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤26,000 based on 159 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 ₤31,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Test Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤31,000 based on 33 salaries. A 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 ₤28,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £27,265

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

Test Engineer Reviews

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

Test Engineer in Bristol:
"Great For Ambitious Systems Engineers."
Pros: This is a great role for budding systems engineers.
Cons: It is not relevant to my "major".

Test Engineer in Ramsgate:
"Contribution in development."
Pros: I like the variety of the work involved.
Cons: Sometimes can be repetitive and not challenging enough.

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Key Stats for Test Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Test Engineer Salaries

▲15%

▲13%

▲2%

National Average
₤27,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Test Engineer Salaries

Test Automation
▲23%

Labview
▲19%

Test Planning
▲19%



National Average
₤27,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 53%