Test Engineer, Automation Salary

Median pay for Automation Test Engineers in the United States is around $70K annually. Men make up the vast majority of Automation Test Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey. Work is enjoyable for Automation Test Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,468 - $100,637

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$14.39 - $51.72

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Salary
$49,468 - $100,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,950  
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$47,702 - $103,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $51.72  
   
Overtime
$26.62 - $89.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,950  
   
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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$47,702 - $103,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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

  • 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.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Automation Test Engineers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Selenium Automated Test Tool, C#, Test Automation, and Automation Scripting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Software Test, Automation Scripting, and Test Automation.

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Experience Affects Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 12%

C#
0%

National Average
$71,000

Test Automation
up arrow 6%

Automation Scripting
up arrow 12%

Software Test
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 16%
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