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

Pay for Test Automation Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $68K annually. Cash earnings for Test Automation Engineers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $43K to approximately $101K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. There are far more male Test Automation Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Most Test Automation Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salary (?
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$44,047 - $95,156
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$17.17 - $50.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,047 - $95,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,591  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $6,698  
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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$42,511 - $100,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.17 - $50.49  
   
Overtime
$17.24 - $76.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,591  
   
Profit Sharing
$964 - $6,698  
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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$42,511 - $100,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer

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Test Automation Engineers often transition into upper level Test Automation Engineer positions, where pay tends to be much higher. On average, Test Automation Engineers earn $86K per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Python, Java, Selenium Automated Test Tool, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Ruby. Employees educated in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are typically practiced in Test Automation, too.

Pay Difference By Location

Sunnyvale
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San Francisco
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Salt Lake City
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Atlanta
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Boston
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National Average
$70,000
Denver
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Austin
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Chicago
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Minneapolis
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For Test Automation Engineers, working in the bustling city of Sunnyvale has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Test Automation Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+21 percent), New York (+15 percent), Salt Lake City (+10 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Minneapolis. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Chicago and 1 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salaries

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$70,000

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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Test Automation
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National Average
$70,000
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 87 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 13%