Test Engineer, Automation Salary

Automation Test Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $70K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Automation Test Engineers (88 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,738 - $102,430
(Median)
$50K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,920
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$14.50 - $51.53
(Median)
$15
$30
$52
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,738 - $102,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,168  
Profit Sharing
$9,826  
Total Pay (?
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$46,873 - $106,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $51.53  
   
Overtime
$26.62 - $89.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,168  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,826  
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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$46,873 - $106,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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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Experience Affects Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

C#
up arrow 2%

National Average
$71,000

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 2%

Test Automation
up arrow 6%

Automation Scripting
up arrow 13%

Software Test
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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