The average salary for a Test Engineer in Australia is AU$71,951.
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Job Description for Test Engineer
Test engineers are involved in creating and designing processes or experiments to test the quality of a product to be manufactured. Test engineers mainly deal with the inner workings of computer hardware and software; however, many test engineers work with a variety of different fields and test a wide range of equipment and products, from medical equipment such as X-ray machines to commercial transportation vehicles like airplanes. Some independence is expected of test engineers, so they must be…Read more
Test Engineer Tasks
- Understand complex systems to create test plans and cases.
- Automate tests and interpret results.
- Provide test result information to other teams to improve product quality.
- Create tests to inform debugging, root cause analysis, and improvement recommendations.
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Popular Skills for Test Engineer
Skills that pay less than market rate include Regression Testing, Software Test, System Testing, Test Automation and Test Engineering.
Pay by Experience Level for Test Engineer
An early career Test Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$64,916 based on 58 salaries. A mid-career Test Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$77,811 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Test Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$85,962 based on 22 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Test Engineer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 1.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (20.9% less), Perth, Western Australia (15.2% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (3.6% less).
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