The average pay for a Test Engineer is AU$71,308 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$48,886 - AU$92,709
AU$49K
AU$72K
AU$93K
MEDIAN: AU$71,521
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50%
90%
AU$19.50 - AU$45.00
AU$19
AU$33
AU$45
MEDIAN: AU$32.97
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$92K
Salary AU$48,886 - AU$92,709
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$11,635
Profit Sharing AU$1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$48,638 - AU$92,871
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 105
Hourly Data AU$0AU$74
Hourly Rate AU$19.50 - AU$45.00
Overtime AU$74.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$92K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$11,635
Profit Sharing AU$1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$48,638 - AU$92,871
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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 able to work both on their own as well as with others as a team. These engineers work hand in hand with the hardware and software engineers to try to achieve a near flawless product. In these group settings, the engineers are involved in reviewing the many steps in designing a product. Test engineers are responsible for reviewing the initial schematics, the electrical wiring and finally the debugging towards the end. Despite working with others, most of the time the test engineers are left to themselves to decide whether the final product is of desirable quality. Test engineers have the last say in determining quality in many situations. To be a test engineer, one must have at least a bachelor’s in computer science, or something similar to that field such as electrical engineering. A master’s or PhD in these fields would be ideal for certain test engineer positions. They need to be familiar in various programming languages, such as Java or C++, as they will be involved in debugging various aspects of software. Additionally, prospective test engineers should be creative, have good problem solving skills, and work well under stressful situations. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


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.

Test Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$131K

$63,196

$82,437

$70,782

$84,673

$73,375

$78,932

BAE Systems Inc.
15 profiles
$71,043

Raytheon Co.
13 profiles
$78,164

$55,629

$78,721

Test Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$71,301

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Test Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Test Engineer?

Test Engineer in Melbourne:
"Job itself. I am enthusiastic about the work I do. Learning."
Pros: Job itself. I am enthusiastic about the work I do. Learning and unlearning is the only way to succeed in career.
Cons: Nothing. There is nothing bad with my career.

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Key Stats for Test Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
18%

Experience Affects Test Engineer Salaries

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
AU$71,000

▼4%

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 79%