The average pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer is $66,437 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Java and C#.
Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$43,150 - $90,484
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MEDIAN: $66,436
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Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.38 - $49.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,150 - $90,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$42,243 - $95,639  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.38 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$1.60 - $46.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$42,243 - $95,639  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 448
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Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer
Quality assurance (QA)/test automation engineers are in charge of supervising quality standards and automation efforts for their organization. They are responsible for correct equipment operation and output, and one of their main responsibilities includes creating test cases for future production tasks. QA/test automation engineers implement automation strategies using a variety of robotic equipment to facilitate production, as well as conduct product tests to check quality standards and identify possible technical issues.
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Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Tasks
  • Integrate test automation industry standards and best practices.
  • Execute automated test suite.
  • Review regression test cases.
  • Develop and maintain automated test scripts.
  • Create library of custom functions.
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Pay Difference By Location
Boston
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San Francisco
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New York
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National Average
$68,000
Chicago
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Salt Lake City
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salaries

National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 13%
C#
up arrow 10%
Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 9%
SQL
up arrow 3%
Test Automation
up arrow 2%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%
National Average
$68,000
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Gender
Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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