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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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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. SF Bay Area
  2. $135,416
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $126,666
  5. Phoenix
  6. $126,222
  7. Seattle
  8. $125,812
  9. New York
  10. $124,403
  11. Dallas/Ft Worth
  12. $118,314
  13. Atlanta
  14. $116,250
  15. Philadelphia
  16. $115,538
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $114,665
  19. Boston
  20. $105,636
  21. Tampa
  22. $105,000
  23. Denver
  24. $102,272
  25. Houston
  26. $101,111
  27. Austin
  28. $100,107
  29. Columbus
  30. $96,000
  31. Chicago
  32. $95,133
  33. Toronto
  34. C$78,125
  35. London
  36. £71,543
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $135,416
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $126,666
  5. Phoenix
  6. $126,222
  7. Seattle
  8. $125,812
  9. New York
  10. $124,403
  11. Dallas/Ft Worth
  12. $118,314
  13. Atlanta
  14. $116,250
  15. Philadelphia
  16. $115,538
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $114,665
  19. Boston
  20. $105,636
  21. Tampa
  22. $105,000
  23. Denver
  24. $102,272
  25. Houston
  26. $101,111
  27. Austin
  28. $100,107
  29. Columbus
  30. $96,000
  31. Chicago
  32. $95,133
  33. Toronto
  34. C$78,125
  35. London
  36. £71,543
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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: