Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salary (United States)

A Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer earns an average salary of $68,139 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Selenium Automated Test Tool and Python. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salary (?
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$44,470 - $93,380
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MEDIAN: $68,138
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Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salary (?
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$16.53 - $47.40
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,470 - $93,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,644  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $6,638  
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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$42,556 - $98,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 363
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.53 - $47.40  
   
Overtime
$17.24 - $59.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,644  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $6,638  
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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$42,556 - $98,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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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Salt Lake City
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$69,000
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salaries

National Average
$69,000

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

Python
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C#
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SQL
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National Average
$69,000
Test Automation
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Ruby
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 13%