Test Engineer, Automation Salary

Earnings for Automation Test Engineers in the United States come in at around $69K annually on average. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Automation Test Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,575 - $106,328
$45K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,393
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50%
90%

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$14.19 - $64.11
$14
$49
$64
MEDIAN: $48.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,575 - $106,328  
   
Bonus
$1,946 - $12,584  
Profit Sharing
$950  
Total Pay (?
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$44,314 - $115,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$63.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,946 - $12,584  
   
Profit Sharing
$950  
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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$44,314 - $115,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Test Engineer, Automation

The position of an automation test engineer requires great technical skill, as these engineers are primarily responsible for developing, testing, and diagnosing computer systems to ensure they are working correctly. In the event that a computer system is not working efficiently, these engineers must diagnose the problem/s and get the system back to working capacity. They work closely with clients to ensure that all systems are designed and installed to their specifications, so strong written and verbal communication skills are very important in this position. They work with clients from the individual level to corporate levels and may also oversee and supervise staff of the development testing phases of a project, so prior supervisory experience is also beneficial for candidates for this position.

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Test Engineer, Automation Tasks

  • Develop and maintain automated test scripts.
  • Create library of custom functions.
  • Review regression test cases.
  • Integrate test automation industry standards and best practices.
  • Execute automated test suite.

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Popular Skills for Test Engineer, Automation


Automation Test Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in C# Programming Language, C#, Test Automation, and Selenium Automated Test Tool are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Software Test, Automation Scripting, and Selenium Automated Test Tool. Employees educated in Selenium Automated Test Tool are typically practiced in Test Automation, too.

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Key Stats for Test Engineer, Automation

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

Mid-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲37%

National Average
$72,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

C# Programming Language
▲3%

C#
▲1%

Test Automation
▼0%

National Average
$72,000

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▼4%

Automation Scripting
▼13%

Software Test
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 9%