What does a Test Engineer do

What does a Test Engineer do

A test engineer is a professional who decides how to create a process that could test a product in manufacturing and related disciplines, to assure that the tested product ensures applicable specifications. Test engineers also hold the responsibility to determine the best technique to perform a test in order to achieve the required test coverage. On a typical workday, a test engineer will be busy understanding requirement documents, executing test cases, creating test cases, reporting and re-testing bugs, participating in review meetings and other team building activities. 

When you usually picture a typical IT job, you probably imagine the employees sitting in front of their computers all day performing the repetitive task over and over. This, however, is not the case with a test engineer. Each day in the life of a QA engineer is different and knowledgeable with experience. Being a QA means you’ll never stop learning. 

Some of the key tasks that are performed by a QA on a day-to-day basis include gather requirement specifications, documentation, write test conditions, touch base with developers, and test cases, run test cases (manual, automated or both), discover bugs, report, and even if successful in one attempt, retest to check it again. A Testing Engineer is responsible to fully test the product to ensure its functionalities meet the business needs. The job responsibilities include:

  • Test all aspects of the product or a system like performance, function/component, system, regression and service.

  •  Identify and capture test cases, and ensure version management by working closely with the development team.

  • Set up test environments, developing test cases/scenarios/usage cases, designing test plans, and executing the planned cases.

  • Provide feedback on usability and serviceability, trace the result to the quality risk, and report it. 

Testing Engineers work closely with software developers and program managers to iron out all the bugs in the product to improve the overall quality of the finished product. There's a common saying in the IT industry regarding this profile which states: “Behind every successful software is a careful Testing Engineer”. Thus, acquiring the right candidate as a Testing Engineer is vital to the success of any product or system. 

Traits to haveCognitive skills, attention to detail and Conscientiousness followed by a moderate score on Computer Programming knowledge and Quantitative Skills.

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Jasmine Bano

A writer with 9+ years of stained experience on paper. She's been into copywriting and content for advertisement with 20+ brands. Apart from the ad copies, she also writes blogs which, considering why you're reading this, makes perfect sense. She's best known for writing fiction, non-fiction, advertising copies, ad campaigns, and has won the best writer award from her former companies three times. She was also a semi-finalist for "Bumble's most influential women in India" in the year 2019. Apart from writing, you can find her running "Womeant" (a social initiative for women empowerment) and educating street kids to pass time.


Comments (2)


January 9, 2022 12:38:59 PM

I have enough of knowledge and skills to do job


Theertharaja k

November 27, 2021 07:22:43 PM

Good going


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