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Drive Tester job description

What is a Drive Tester?

A Drive Tester is a professional who performs field testing of mobile networks to evaluate and optimize network performance. This involves driving around with specialized test equipment to measure network parameters such as signal strength, call quality, data speed, and coverage. The data collected by a drive tester is used by mobile network operators to identify and address issues in their network, improve the overall user experience, and optimize network performance.

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Experts in recruiting Drive Testers

At First Point Group, we are experts in helping Drive Testers find their next role. We have helped companies in over 180 countries and have worked with the largest global telecom companies since 2004.

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Average salaries for a Drive Tester

The salary of a Drive Tester can vary depending on several factors, including the engineer's level of education, experience, location, and the size and type of organization they work for.



$85,000 - $100,000 (USD)

$45,000 - $80,000 (MXN)

UK & Europe

£35,000 - £45,000 (GBP)

€40,000 (EUR)

Middle East & Africa

د.إ15,000 - 12,000  (AED)


¥7,000,000 - ¥11,000,000 (YEN)

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Responsibilities & Qualifications

What are responsibilities and job description of a Drive Tester in telecoms?

The responsibilities and job description of a Drive Tester in telecoms typically include the following:

  • Conducting drive tests of mobile networks using specialized test equipment and software to measure network parameters such as signal strength, call quality, data speed, and coverage.
  • Analyzing data collected during the drive test to identify areas that need improvement and recommend solutions to network issues.
  • Working with other teams such as RF engineers, network planners, and optimization teams to troubleshoot network issues, optimize network performance and improve the user experience.
  • Reporting on network performance and providing detailed analysis of network parameters and trends to mobile network operators.
  • Providing technical support and training to other team members, such as new hires and interns.
  • Maintaining and calibrating test equipment to ensure accurate measurements and data collection.
  • Staying up to date on new technologies and industry trends in mobile networks, and applying this knowledge to drive test methodologies and equipment.

Overall, the Drive Tester is responsible for ensuring that mobile networks are performing optimally, and that users are receiving high-quality service.



What skills, qualifications and experience does a Drive Tester in telecoms need?

To become a Drive Tester in telecoms, you typically need the following skills, qualifications, and experience:

  • Education: A bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, or computer science is typically required. Some employers may accept candidates with a diploma or associate's degree with relevant work experience.
  • Technical skills: A strong technical background in mobile networks, wireless communication systems, and network testing methodologies is essential. Proficiency in using specialized test equipment, network monitoring tools, and software is required.
  • Analytical skills: The ability to analyze large amounts of data and identify trends and patterns is critical to the role. A strong understanding of statistical analysis and data interpretation is necessary.
  • Communication skills: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are important. You will need to be able to communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
  • Attention to detail: The role requires a high level of attention to detail and accuracy in data collection and analysis.
  • Problem-solving skills: The ability to troubleshoot network issues and identify solutions is essential.
  • Experience: Previous experience in mobile network testing, optimization, or network planning is preferred. Some employers may accept candidates with relevant work experience in related fields.

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