What does a Test Engineer do?

A test engineer works to test products prior to their official launch to identify potential problems and ensure quality. A test engineer collaborates with various departments from network engineers, support and operations to ensure a plan is in motion to provide a seamless product launch. A test engineer seeks to balance various aspects of the project, from safety to design. Additionally, they will research advanced technology regarding ideal specifications in the field and seek to find cost-effective solutions.

A test engineer is generally located within a large company and works alongside other professionals to meet client's needs. A bachelor's degree is required for the position, with many holding advanced degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related engineering fields. Individuals with a holistic understanding of both the operational and scope aspects of a project tend to excel in this position.

  • Establish a framework for necessary contributions from various departments and facilitate their collaboration
  • Document and monitor testing outcomes and establish steps to remedy problems
  • Analyze current technologies used within the company and develop steps and processes to improve testing procedures
  • Detailed understanding of how to properly document test cases and create effective and focused testing plans
  • Assist other department engineers in creating practical demonstrations of proposed solutions and demonstrating them to other members of the team
  • Work closely with departments within the company to ensure hardware is available for projects and working properly
  • Provide detailed specifications for proposed solutions including time and scope involved
  • Define clear goals for all aspects of a product test and develop steps for their proper execution
  • Experience in software development and testing
  • Project development and leadership skills are essential in planning and overseeing project tests
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field is preferred
  • Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures
  • Advanced understanding Experience with software engineering, customer experience and design architecture
  • Ability to work with various departments to facilitate the orderly execution of a proposed project plan
  • Advanced knowledge of testing methodologies and when certain strategies are recommended
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with various operating systems and backend programming
  • Professional work experience in analyzing and testing computer hardware and software

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
11%
2 - 4
58%
5 - 7
17%
8+
14%

Common Skill Sets

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Test Engineer Seniority Levels

L2
Test Engineer
A$ 2,03,041/yr
L3
Senior Test Engineer
£ 9,24,858/yr
L4
Lead Test Engineer
₹ 15,12,670/yr
Engineer
2% made the transition
Project Engineer
22% made the transition
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Test Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹ 4,20,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹200K
Median: ₹420K
₹895K
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