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Average Test Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

£27,597
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£1,007
Bonus
£800
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The average salary for a Test Engineer in United Kingdom is £27,597.
10%
£19k
MEDIAN
£28k
90%
£40k
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What Do Test Engineers Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Test Engineers?

Skills in Test Automation and System Testing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting, Software Test and Test Engineering.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Test Engineers?

An entry-level Test Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £24,769 based on 36 salaries. An early career Test Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £27,121 based on 211 salaries. A mid-career Test Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,919 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Test Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,256 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £27,277.
Employees with Test Engineer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 36.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Manchester, England: Manchester (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Oxford, England: Oxfordshire (9.3% less), Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (8.6% less) and Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (7.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 412 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.7%
Early Career
51.2%
Mid Career
23.3%
Experienced
12.9%
Late Career
3.9%

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