A Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer earns an average salary of $83,681 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$62,385 - $109,654
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $83,680
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Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$28.11 - $64.85
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MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,385 - $109,654  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,406  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $10,033  
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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$63,455 - $117,845  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,426
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.11 - $64.85  
   
Overtime
$29.42 - $64.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,406  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $10,033  
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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$63,455 - $117,845  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,426
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Job Description for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer
Senior quality assurance and test automation engineers design applications that will convert manual test preparation into automated test preparation. They design, create, test and implement these solutions in order to automate as much of the manual test preparation as possible by using codes and scripts. Test automation engineers are usually part of a team: They work with the test lead to identify any challenges that could cause problems during the test automation process. They work with test designers to understand exactly what the requirements of the test are. They also work with the developers who have created the application being tested. All must work together in order to ensure that the testing process goes smoothly. In order to get the most out of the automation process, a test automation engineer must know when to implement automated solutions and in what order.
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Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Tasks
  • Improve and automate test strategies and software configurations.
  • Define test strategies and test manuals for tracking and fixing software issues.
  • Develop and execute test cases to diagnose issues and bugs, creating test data when required..
  • Participate in defining and communicating best practices.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer
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Pay Difference By Location
Sunnyvale
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San Jose
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San Francisco
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Irvine
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Atlanta
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Boston
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Portland
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Austin
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National Average
$87,000
Minneapolis
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Houston
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Denver
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Experience Affects Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salaries

National Average
$87,000

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

Black Box Testing
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GUI Test Automation
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Test Automation
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National Average
$87,000
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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SQL
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Test Planning
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Gender
Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 12%
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