Test Engineer, Automation Salary

An average Automation Test Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $69K per year. For the most part, Automation Test Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Automation Test Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,217 - $104,469
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$69K
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MEDIAN: $69,007
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$14.29 - $63.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,217 - $104,469  
   
Bonus
$1,953 - $12,329  
Profit Sharing
$950  
Total Pay (?
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$45,230 - $113,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$63.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,953 - $12,329  
   
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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$45,230 - $113,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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


Survey results imply that Automation Test Engineers put a diverse skill set to use. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Software Test, Automation Scripting, and Selenium Automated Test Tool. Many workers who know Selenium Automated Test Tool also know Test Automation.

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Key Stats for Test Engineer, Automation

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

Experienced
▲40%

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$71,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

C# Programming Language
▲4%

C#
▲2%

Test Automation
▼0%

National Average
$71,000

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▼3%

Automation Scripting
▼13%

Software Test
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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