Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salary (United Kingdom)

A Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer earns an average salary of £40,393 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Test Automation and Selenium Automated Test Tool. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

£29,931 - £55,058
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MEDIAN: £39,947
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Salary £29,931 - £55,058
Bonus £500 - £9,826
Profit Sharing £13,000
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£30,173 - £63,197
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 113

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 by Experience Level for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤39,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤40,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤45,000 based on 18 salaries. A Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤42,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £40,759

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
₤41,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

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

Test Automation
▲20%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲19%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲2%

Test Planning
▲2%

National Average
₤41,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 33%