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Test Engineer Demographics in the US

The average employee age for test engineers is 43 years. The test engineer workforce reached a whopping 345,414 in 2020!

Among test engineers, we discovered that 22.0% of them are women, while 72.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among test engineers is White, which makes up 72.3% of all test engineers. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Asian ethnicity and 7.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of test engineers are located in CA, San Jose and CA, San Diego.

Test Engineer Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 345,414 test engineers currently employed in the United States.
  • 22.0% of all test engineers are women, while only 72.3% are men.
  • The average age of an employed test engineer is 43 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of test engineers is White (72.3%), followed by Asian (11.3%) and Hispanic or Latino (7.4%).
  • The majority of test engineers are located in CA, San Jose and CA, San Diego.
  • Test engineers are most in-demand in Annapolis, MD.
  • Test engineers are paid an average annual salary of $74,632.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $94,909, the highest in the US.
  • Test engineers average starting salary is $58,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid test engineers earn as much as $94,000 or more.
  • California is the best state for test engineers to live.
  • Test engineers are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Test Engineer Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among test engineers is White, which makes up 72.3% of all test engineers. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Asian ethnicity and 7.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 72.3%
  • Asian, 11.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.4%
  • Black or African American, 6.3%
  • Unknown, 2.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Test Engineers

The chart below shows that 29.0% of test engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 11.2% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 9.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 29.0%
  • Chinese, 11.2%
  • Mandarin, 9.4%
  • French, 7.7%
  • German, 6.5%
  • Other, 36.2%

Types of Test Engineer Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for test engineers. The most common degree for test engineers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 68% of test engineers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 13% and rounding it off is associate degree with 10%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 68%
  • Masters degree, 13%
  • Associate degree, 10%
  • Diploma degree, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

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Test Engineer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ test engineers. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most test engineers is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire test engineers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Test Engineer Work In

Employees with the test engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most test engineers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Public

Private

Government

Top Industries Hiring Test Engineers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ test engineers. Those industries include technology, manufacturing and telecommunication.

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Technology

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Telecommunication

Finance

Test Engineer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as test engineers. Keep reading to find out what the results for test engineers were.

Average Age of a Test Engineer Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of test engineers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Test Engineer Stay in a Job

By looking over 22,395 test engineers resumes, we figured out that the average test engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 41%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Test Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of test engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of test engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Test Engineer Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior data center engineer and senior windows engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Informatics Nurse Specialist14%82%
Clinical Support Specialist21%73%
Clinic Administrator23%72%
Test Engineer72%22%
Computer Mechanic93%2%
Senior Windows Engineer93%4%
Senior Data Center Engineer96%2%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Senior Data Center Engineer
Senior Windows Engineer
Computer Mechanic
Test Engineer
Clinic Administrator
Clinical Support Specialist
Informatics Nurse Specialist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

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Test Engineer Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$78,778
female-income
Female Income
$75,716

Test Engineer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$86,436
$83,738
$81,039
$78,341
$75,643
$72,944
$70,246
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Test Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Some College/ Associate Degree$74,583
Bachelor's Degree$83,738
Master's Degree$91,123
Doctorate Degree$95,269

Test Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$102,187
$95,269
$88,351
$81,433
$74,516
$67,598
$60,680
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Test Engineer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a test engineer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of test engineers is $119,151. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Test Engineers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where test engineers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Test Engineers Located?

By looking through more than 22,395 resumes, we found that the most popular places for test engineers are CA, San Jose and CA, San Diego.

Number of Test Engineers

Where Are Test Engineers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country test engineers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings