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QA Test Automation Engineer Salary

QA Test Automation Engineer Job Description

QA automation engineers are generally responsible for writing and conducting automated tests in order to verify the end user quality of software or apps along with structural integrity of backend databases. The role of QA automation engineer often includes duties like designing, creating and implementing tests, developing automation strategies, overseeing the execution of automated scripts and training junior members of the automation team. Skill sets that are valuable to a QA automation engineer include programming skills in various languages or the ability to learn new languages quickly, experience with automated test systems, design aptitudes and time management. Strong communication skills are also highly coveted.

Experience with setting up and running virtual environments is not required but could be an asset. Emulating end user situations with virtual machines can cut testing time and costs significantly. QA automation engineers should also have knowledge of backend systems in order to design and run automation tests against. Throughout all of the testing the QU automation engineer should have adequate skills in recording the outcomes of the tests as well as revisions made throughout the process. Good communication within the team as well as with the programming staff and possibly the client is also a desired skill. At times, the automation may be used to train manual testers or used as demos for sales. The test scripts should be updated to reflect industry trends as well as enhancements made to the software or app in order to meet new technology or business demands.

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so we've calculated your salary information for the San Francisco Bay Area instead:
Based on real Hired interview data, QA Test Automation Engineers in New York earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, QA Test Automation Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$98,622
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $70,000 to a high of $135,000, with a median salary of $100,000.

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Compare QA Test Automation Engineer salaries by region

QA Test Automation Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. San Diego
  2. $150,000
  3. Atlanta
  4. $140,000
  5. SF Bay Area
  6. $137,900
  7. Austin
  8. $130,366
  9. Seattle
  10. $128,633
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $121,038
  13. Boston
  14. $116,029
  15. New York
  16. $112,678
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $108,176
  19. Chicago
  20. $104,526
  21. Denver
  22. $98,333
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $95,571
  25. Toronto
  26. C$89,958
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $75,000
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $72,000
  31. London
  32. £60,356
  33. Dublin
  34. €50,456
  1. San Diego
  2. $150,000
  3. Atlanta
  4. $140,000
  5. SF Bay Area
  6. $137,900
  7. Austin
  8. $130,366
  9. Seattle
  10. $128,633
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $121,038
  13. Boston
  14. $116,029
  15. New York
  16. $112,678
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $108,176
  19. Chicago
  20. $104,526
  21. Denver
  22. $98,333
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $95,571
  25. Toronto
  26. C$89,958
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $75,000
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $72,000
  31. London
  32. £60,356
  33. Dublin
  34. €50,456
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Where QA Test Automation Engineers are highest in demand

    QA Test Automation Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: