How much does a Test Engineer IV make in the United States? The average Test Engineer IV salary in the United States is $128,395 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $119,053 and $138,370. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Test Engineer IV Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Test Engineer IV Salary $110,547 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Test Engineer IV Salary $119,053 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Test Engineer IV Salary $128,395 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Test Engineer IV Salary $138,370 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Test Engineer IV Salary $147,451 US January 26, 2024
25% $119,053 10% $110,547 90% $147,451 75% $138,370 $128,395 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Test Engineer IV need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Analysis: Analysis is the process of considering something carefully or using statistical methods in order to understand it or explain it.


Computer science: Computer science is the study of computation, automation, and information. Computer science spans theoretical disciplines (such as algorithms, theory of computation, information theory, and automation) to practical disciplines.


Software Development: Software development is the process of conceiving, specifying, designing, programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications, frameworks, or other software components. Software development is a process of writing and maintaining the source code, but in a broader sense, it includes all that is involved between the conception of the desired software through to the final manifestation of the software, sometimes in a planned and structured process. Therefore, software development may include research, new development, prototyping, modification, reuse, re-engineering, maintenance, or any other activities that result in software products. Software can be developed for a variety of purposes, the three most common being to meet specific needs of a specific client/business (the case with custom software), to meet a perceived need of some set of potential users (the case with commercial and open source software), or for personal use (e.g. a scientist may write software to automate a mundane task). Embedded software development, that is, the development of embedded software, such as used for controlling consumer products, requires the development process to be integrated with the development of the controlled physical product. System software underlies applications and the programming process itself, and is often developed separately.

Analysis 0.84%
Computer science 0.22%
Software Development 0.16%
Others 98.78%

Job Description for Test Engineer IV

Test Engineer IV interacts with other engineering groups to define, document, analyze, perform, and interpret tests for products, systems, components, or modifications. Participates in final system integration and validation to identify functional problems. Being a Test Engineer IV defines internal quality control standards and the maintenance of reliability programs. Creates, documents, and analyzes complex test cases and provides feedback and recommendations for product or design changes. Additionally, Test Engineer IV ensures testing procedures are in compliance with any required industry specific standards. Develops and implements improvements to overall testing and quality programs. May coordinate with vendors or suppliers to modify or develop testing for components or other parts. Requires a bachelor's degree of Engineering. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Test Engineer IV is a specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. To be a Test Engineer IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Test Engineer IV, the upper level is Test Engineer V and then progresses to Test Engineering Supervisor.

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Test Engineer IV salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Test Engineer IV, the highest Test Engineer IV salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Test Engineer IV salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Test Engineer IV salary is in Miami, FL, where the Test Engineer IV salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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