Entry-Level Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salary (Canada)

An Entry-Level Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer earns an average salary of C$73,064 per year.

C$53,259 - C$83,199
C$53K
C$71K
C$83K
MEDIAN: C$70,781
10%
50%
90%
C$13.28 - C$63.62
C$13
C$32
C$64
MEDIAN: C$32.50
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$89K
Salary C$53,259 - C$83,199
Bonus C$2,043 - C$9,787
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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C$52,677 - C$89,940
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data C$0C$63
Hourly Rate C$13.28 - C$63.62
Overtime C$24.75
Annual Data C$0C$89K
Bonus C$2,043 - C$9,787
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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C$52,677 - C$89,940
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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

  • Develop and execute test cases to diagnose issues and bugs, creating test data when required..
  • Participate in defining and communicating best practices.
  • Improve and automate test strategies and software configurations.
  • Define test strategies and test manuals for tracking and fixing software issues.

Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$72,622

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Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer in Calgary:
"Lots of work for only one QA."
Being the only QA against 5 High-End Developers I am always over pressed with tasks. There is never enough time to cover all what's needed and this makes me fill very bad. All QA responsibilities are on me and I work a lot of extra time in order to accomplish at least the most critical tasks.

Key Stats for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
26%

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

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲8%

Automation Scripting
▲6%

Test Automation
▲2%

National Average
C$73,000

Test Planning
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%