An Entry-Level Test Engineer earns an average salary of AU$66,302 per year.

AU$45,000 - AU$81,562
AU$45K
AU$62K
AU$82K
MEDIAN: AU$62,065
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.57 - AU$41.22
AU$18
AU$32
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$32.00
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$82K
Salary AU$45,000 - AU$81,562
Bonus AU$1,000
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$42,619 - AU$82,349
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 59
Hourly Data AU$0AU$56
Hourly Rate AU$17.57 - AU$41.22
Overtime AU$56.62
Annual Data AU$0AU$82K
Bonus AU$1,000
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$42,619 - AU$82,349
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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 2017 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 Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$62,475

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Key Stats for Test Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
23%

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 77%