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Working As A Senior Test Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $139,594

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Test Engineer Do At Ultimate Software

* When a developer is picking up a story, they call the Business Analysts, a UX designer, and a tester to explain what the story is about during the story kickoff meeting.
* You give input on the story with a testing perspective.
* After the story kick off meeting, you create and document test cases.
* Exercise your software development knowledge by writing test scripts using the latest in test automation frameworks.
* A developer may come to you wanting you to review their test design, and you make some really good suggestions.
* You attend design meetings with product analysts, UX designers, and developers, and give your input from a testing perspective on how to make an application testable.
* Exploratory testing: this is when you get to let loose on the application – go crazy and try to break it! Bring out your inner Sid! (Hope you don’t mind the Toy Story reference)
* Work with our seasoned test architects to develop and advance in your career.
* We can train you to get better with our in-house training.
* Finally, before the day winds out, you demo your story to the BA, and it gets closed because you thought of every little thing

What Does A Senior Test Engineer Do At Acuity Brands

* Design new test equipment and test processes to increase production's efficiency and quality.
* Work without direct supervision and lead Department employees.
* Develop and maintain departmental standards.
* Write/maintain procedural and preventive maintenance documentation.
* Research new and innovative ways to test product through trade shows and literature.
* Participate in kaizen events to improve ABL processes.
* Perform root cause analysis on failed products and produce corrective actions.
* Communicate with other engineering disciplines to create and document test specifications

What Does A Senior Test Engineer Do At Caci International

* Serves as a BI/ETL Test Engineer for the Integrated Personnel and Pay System–Army (IPPS
* A). Works under minimal supervision, performs relatively routine tasks related to (fail-over, regression, performance, load, end-to end, information assurance, and integration) testing of IPPS
* A ERP using manual and automated test tools.
* Writes test procedures.
* Investigates and analyzes test failures.
* Builds and maintains automated regression test suites and integrates them into build processes.
* Works with the Senior Test Lead to ensure test processes and procedures are followed

What Does A Senior Test Engineer Do At OCTO Consulting Group

* Develop Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Analysis Reports and ensure project related test deliverables adhere to policy and meet requirements.
* Responsible for preparing testing BOEs/ROMs, test planning, test documentation development, test execution, defects tracking and test results reporting.
* Identify, mitigate and when necessary, escalate risks and issues related to test.
* Provide periodic metrics/ reports from ALM and report project status/health.
* Assist project members with infrastructure and application performance monitoring and analysis.
* Evaluate overall system capacity during end-to-end load tests.
* Work tightly with software development, architecture, and system engineering for performance testing and application analysis initiatives to define and document testing standards
* Work closely with the test management team to establish performance testing criteria.
* Strong experience with JMeter, Unix commands, and scripting to gather system KPIs, DB performance monitoring using native tools.
* Ability to tune enterprise web app components (JVMs, app servers, Databases) is a definite plus

What Does A Senior Test Engineer Do At Bae Systems

* Design, develop and maintain an automated test framework
* Automate repetitive or labor intensive manual testing processes, like test execution
* Assist initiative leads in Continuous Integration
* Attend CONOPs for new initiatives
* Manual test execution may be required
* Submit defect reports
* Participate in day-to-day Product Test activities
* Perform defect verification
* Collaboratively work with Customer Technical Solutions team to resolve or diagnose customer issues
* Typical Education & Experience
* Bachelor's Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience
* Required Skills and Education
* Strong foundation of software development/engineering, including requirements analysis, software development, installation, integration, evaluation, enhancement, maintenance, testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution.
* Firm understanding of large automated test systems for distributed, enterprise-class applications
* Excellent knowledge of HTML, and CSS.
* Experience with the Python, Java, JavaScript, or C languages
* Experience with one or more automated test frameworks for the Java, JavaScript or C languages
* Cactus, jUnit, Selenium, eggplant, Protractor, GoogleTest
* Ability to work well in a very dynamic, fast moving environment with high expectations.
* This position requires ability to work independently and with little supervision.
* U.S

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Senior Test Engineer Career Paths

Senior Test Engineer
Project Manager Program Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Team Leader Project Manager Development Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Manager Program Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Test Manager Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Production Manager Product Manager
Product Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Tester Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Team Leader
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Quality Assurance Lead
Quality Assurance Team Leader
6 Yearsyrs
Module Lead Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Senior ETL Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Business Analyst Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Consultant Senior Software Engineer
Senior Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager Business Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Tester Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager
Senior Quality Assurance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Test Manager Program Manager Consultant
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Sales Consultant Solution Specialist
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Quality Engineer Engineering Manager
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Engineer 4.3 years
Lead Engineer 3.4 years
Engineer 3.2 years
Test Engineer 3.0 years
Test Specialist 3.0 years
Test Manager 2.9 years
Systems Tester 2.6 years
Quality Analyst 2.6 years
Automation Lead 2.4 years
Senior Tester 2.3 years
Quality Tester 2.2 years
Test Developer 2.2 years
Test Analyst 2.1 years
Service Tester 2.1 years
Software Tester 1.8 years
Functional Tester 1.8 years
Application Tester 1.8 years
Manual Tester 1.7 years
Tester 1.7 years
Senior ETL Tester 1.6 years
UAT Tester 1.5 years
Database Tester 1.4 years
Lead UAT 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Engineer 2.6%
Consultant 2.6%
Top Employers After
Consultant 2.8%

Senior Test Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

73.1%

Female

23.9%

Unknown

3.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.1%

Asian

25.0%

Hispanic or Latino

8.3%

Unknown

4.5%

Black or African American

1.1%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

20.5%

French

10.8%

Carrier

9.6%

Chinese

8.4%

Mandarin

7.2%

Hindi

4.8%

Russian

4.8%

Cantonese

4.8%

German

4.8%

Japanese

4.8%

Vietnamese

3.6%

Portuguese

3.6%

Swahili

2.4%

Urdu

2.4%

Telugu

1.2%

Turkish

1.2%

Gujarati

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Malay

1.2%

Tigrinya

1.2%
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Senior Test Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.7%

Northeastern University

7.6%

Strayer University

7.4%

San Jose State University

7.1%

More Tech Institute

6.1%

George Washington University

5.3%

Purdue University

5.3%

Arizona State University

5.1%

National University

4.8%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.3%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.1%

University of Central Florida

3.8%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.6%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

3.6%

University of Texas at Austin

3.6%

Wentworth Institute of Technology

3.3%

Santa Clara University

3.3%

University of Arizona

3.3%

University of Washington

3.0%

Villanova University

2.8%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

29.7%

Computer Science

15.0%

Business

8.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.3%

Computer Engineering

5.2%

Engineering

4.7%

Computer Applications

4.4%

Information Technology

3.9%

Computer Information Systems

3.9%

Mechanical Engineering

3.5%

Management

2.3%

Physics

2.2%

Information Systems

2.0%

Project Management

1.8%

Computer Networking

1.6%

Mathematics

1.6%

Finance

1.3%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.3%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.1%

Management Information Systems

0.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.8%

Masters

32.0%

Other

10.8%

Associate

5.2%

Certificate

2.5%

Doctorate

1.5%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.1%
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Real Senior Test Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Test Engineer SR. Staff Juniper Networks Sunnyvale, CA Aug 07, 2015 $166,950
Senior Test Engineer Aruba Networks, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Apr 20, 2016 $165,000 -
$175,000
Senior Test Engineer (Software Engineer) Linkedin Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Apr 01, 2016 $157,477 -
$198,000
Senior Test Engineer (Software Engineer) Linkedin Corporation Mountain View, CA Dec 14, 2015 $157,477 -
$198,000
Senior Test Engineer (Software Engineer) Linkedin Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Jul 12, 2015 $157,477 -
$198,000
Test Engineer SR. Staff Juniper Networks, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Feb 11, 2015 $153,000 -
$176,000
Senior Manager, Test Engineer Groupon, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Oct 31, 2016 $153,000 -
$220,000
SR. Test Engineer Etouch Systems Corporation Fremont, CA May 13, 2015 $152,776
Test Engineer SR Staff Juniper Networks, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Oct 09, 2016 $152,131 -
$200,000
Senior Test Engineer Linkedin Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Oct 03, 2016 $150,000 -
$198,000
Senior Test Engineer Anritsu Company San Diego, CA May 08, 2016 $150,000
Senior Test Engineer Linkedin Corporation Sunnyvale, CA May 07, 2016 $150,000 -
$198,000
SR. Wi-Fi Test Engineer ROKU, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Jul 20, 2016 $150,000
Senior Test Engineer Calsoft Labs Inc. Santa Clara, CA Mar 16, 2015 $148,803
Test Engineer Senior Wipro Limited San Francisco, CA Dec 12, 2016 $85,738
Senior Engineer I Test Vt Idirect, Inc. Herndon, VA Sep 14, 2015 $85,718
Senior Test Engineer Earth Networks, Inc. Germantown, MD Apr 18, 2016 $85,322 -
$105,000
Test Engineer Senior Wipro Limited NC Aug 17, 2016 $85,218
Test Engineer Senior Wipro Limited Rex, NC Sep 19, 2016 $85,218
Senior Test Engineer Rei Systems Inc. Sterling, VA Aug 16, 2016 $85,079
Senior Test Engineer Qorvo Us, Inc. Greensboro, NC Sep 11, 2016 $85,010
Senior Test Engineer Keystone Logic, Inc. Johns Creek, GA Sep 13, 2015 $85,000
Senior Professional: Test Engineer Computer Sciences Corporation Woodlawn, MD Jan 26, 2015 $73,091
Test Engineer Senior Wipro Limited San Diego, CA Sep 28, 2016 $72,987
Test Engineer Senior Wipro Limited Carlsbad, CA Jan 06, 2016 $72,946
Test Engineer Senior Wipro Limited San Diego, CA Jan 30, 2016 $72,946
Test Engineer Senior Wipro Limited San Diego, CA Jan 06, 2016 $72,946
Test Engineer Senior Wipro Limited San Diego, CA Dec 05, 2016 $72,946
Senior Test Engineer SQS BFSI, Inc. (FKA Thinksoft Global Services Inc.) Westport, CT May 20, 2016 $72,800

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Top Skills for A Senior Test Engineer

TestPlansTestCasesSQLServerStatusReportsWebDataValidationHardwareWindowsXPTestLabTestScriptsFunctionalTestQADevelopersTestDataTestProceduresUnixTestResultsTestScenariosTestStrategyTestEquipment

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Top Senior Test Engineer Skills

  1. Test Plans
  2. Test Cases
  3. SQL Server
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared test plans, reviewed test results, and wrote test result reports to be posted on the internet.
  • Created Test Suites, Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Reports as the baseline documentation for future test releases.
  • Revised program for SQL server to improve the speed of our access to research data.
  • Created daily status reports and maintained project metrics like Effort Estimation, Task allocation, Resource Utilization documents for Accounts team.
  • Performed User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for various web based and database related applications.

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