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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a junior test engineer. For example, did you know that they make an average of $30.03 an hour? That's $62,470 a year!

What Does a Junior Test Engineer Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a junior test engineer, we found that a lot of resumes listed 27.1% of junior test engineers included test scripts, while 9.6% of resumes included java, and 7.4% of resumes included test results. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the junior test engineer job title. But what industry to start with? Most junior test engineers actually find jobs in the technology and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Junior Test Engineer

If you're interested in becoming a junior test engineer, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 65.4% of junior test engineers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 27.2% of junior test engineers have master's degrees. Even though most junior test engineers have a college degree, it's impossible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a junior test engineer. When we researched the most common majors for a junior test engineer, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on junior test engineer resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a junior test engineer. In fact, many junior test engineer jobs require experience in a role such as test engineer. Meanwhile, many junior test engineers also have previous career experience in roles such as engineering internship or software test engineer.

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Average Salary for a Junior Test Engineer

Junior Test Engineers in America make an average salary of $62,470 per year or $30 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $70,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $55,000 per year.
Average Salary
$62,470

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
Jersey City, NJ
Salary Range65k - 85k$74k$74,384
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range62k - 87k$74k$74,128
McLean, VA
Salary Range61k - 81k$71k$70,764
Englewood, CO
Salary Range60k - 78k$69k$68,737
Redmond, WA
Salary Range60k - 77k$68k$68,190
New York, NY
Salary Range56k - 74k$65k$64,799
$48k
$87k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Junior Test Engineer
Junior Test Engineer
Randstad
Randstad
10/17/2020
10/17/2020
$52,17510/17/2020
$52,175
Junior Test Engineer
Junior Test Engineer
Infinity Systems Engineering, LLC
Infinity Systems Engineering, LLC
01/25/2020
01/25/2020
$80,00001/25/2020
$80,000
Junior Test Engineer
Junior Test Engineer
Workbridge Associates
Workbridge Associates
10/25/2019
10/25/2019
$140,00010/25/2019
$140,000
Junior Test Engineer
Junior Test Engineer
The Collaborative
The Collaborative
08/31/2019
08/31/2019
$83,48008/31/2019
$83,480
Test Engineer Junior
Test Engineer Junior
Altair Productdesign, Inc.
Altair Productdesign, Inc.
02/20/2019
02/20/2019
$71,22902/20/2019
$71,229
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Junior Test Engineer Demographics

Gender

male

56.8 %

female

37.8 %

unknown

5.4 %

Ethnicity

White

72.3 %

Asian

11.3 %

Hispanic or Latino

7.4 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

22.2 %

Polish

22.2 %

Portuguese

11.1 %
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Junior Test Engineer Education

Degrees

Bachelors

65.4 %

Masters

27.2 %

Associate

4.9 %

Top Colleges for Junior Test Engineers

1. California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$6,798
Enrollment
31,503

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,832
Enrollment
4,550

3. Stanford University

Stanford, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

4. Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,992
Enrollment
33,495

5. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

6. Duke University

Durham, NC • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,695
Enrollment
6,596

7. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Pomona, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,353
Enrollment
24,841

8. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

9. Minnesota State University - Mankato

Mankato, MN • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,184
Enrollment
11,675

10. Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC • Public

In-State Tuition
$3,926
Enrollment
9,835
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Best States For a Junior Test Engineer

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a junior test engineer. The best states for people in this position are New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, and South Dakota. Junior test engineers make the most in New Hampshire with an average salary of $77,400. Whereas in New Jersey and Maryland, they would average $74,273 and $71,925, respectively. While junior test engineers would only make an average of $71,173 in South Dakota, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. New Hampshire

Total Junior Test Engineer Jobs:
214
Highest 10% Earn:
$96,000
Location Quotient:
1.49
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. District of Columbia

Total Junior Test Engineer Jobs:
317
Highest 10% Earn:
$102,000
Location Quotient:
1.75
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Virginia

Total Junior Test Engineer Jobs:
1,632
Highest 10% Earn:
$90,000
Location Quotient:
1.77
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Junior Test Engineer Employers

1. Wipro
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$61,330
Junior Test Engineers Hired: 
1,087+
2. DHL
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$58,331
Junior Test Engineers Hired: 
5+
3. BroadSoft
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$65,741
Junior Test Engineers Hired: 
4+
4. Tech Mahindra
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$62,113
Junior Test Engineers Hired: 
4+
5. Walmart
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$75,584
Junior Test Engineers Hired: 
4+
6. TEOCO
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$63,492
Junior Test Engineers Hired: 
4+
Updated October 2, 2020