Entry-Level Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers come in at around $78K per year on average. Most Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$59,250 - $102,666
$59K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,231
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50%
90%

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$18.75 - $55.56
$19
$35
$56
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,250 - $102,666  
   
Bonus
$968 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$1,850  
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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$57,979 - $109,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.75 - $55.56  
   
Overtime
$38.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$968 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,850  
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).
)
$57,979 - $109,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer in Philadelphia:
`"$Programming languages."`
Take the time to learn how to code that is relevant to applications I work with.

Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer in Tampa:
`"$Learn Technology."`
Always be current with the latest tools and technologies. Learn at least one programming language and be good at it. Do not be afraid to accept a technically challenged project even if there are lot of unknown variables. In Test Automation, one tool doesn't do the job. You have to be able to do everything associated with the setup; such as, database, reporting, active directory, email, etc. Dont just be good at what you do but be the best and a subject matter expert. Remember, there are 100s if not 1000s of people can do what you do.

Key Stats for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
36%
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Skills That Affect Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salaries

Black Box Testing
▲19%

Python
▲17%

C#
▲13%

Java
▲8%

Test Automation
▲6%

Automation Scripting
▲3%

GUI Test Automation
▲2%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲1%

C# Programming Language
▼0%

National Average
$78,000

Automated Testing
▼1%

SQL
▼2%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼3%

Test Planning
▼7%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼8%

Quality Improvement / QA
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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