$69,652
Avg. Salary
$34.37
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,969

Bonus

$2,528

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer is $34.37 per hour.

The average pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer is $69,652 per year.

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$16.13
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$34.37
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$52.96
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MEDIAN $34.37
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$49k
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MEDIAN $69,652
$48,620 - $98,295
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MEDIAN: $69,652
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$0$101K
Salary $48,620 - $98,295
Bonus $0.00 - $10,082
Profit Sharing $596 - $9,863
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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$46,492 - $101,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 672
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $16.13 - $52.96
Overtime $12.12 - $62.14
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,082
Profit Sharing $596 - $9,863
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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$46,492 - $101,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 145

Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer

Quality assurance (QA)/test automation engineers are in charge of supervising quality standards and automation efforts for their organization. They are responsible for correct equipment operation and output, and one of their main responsibilities includes creating test cases for future production tasks. QA/test automation engineers implement automation strategies using a variety of robotic equipment to facilitate production, as well as conduct product tests to check quality standards and identify possible technical issues.

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Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer 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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer


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Test Automation Engineers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Test Automation Engineer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $88K per year.

Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer


Survey takers working as Test Automation Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Ruby, GUI Test Automation, Python, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. Those listing JavaScript as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Automation Scripting and Jenkins also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Selenium Automated Test Tool are similarly competent in Java and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. The majority of those who know Test Automation also know Quality Assurance / Quality Control and SQL.

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

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 270 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $82,000 based on 133 salaries. An experienced 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 $87,000 based on 39 salaries. A 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 $76,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,827

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Test Automation Engineers, 38 percent above the national average. Test Automation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Sunnyvale (+33 percent), Washington (+25 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Eugene Test Automation Engineers earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average. Minneapolis and Salt Lake City are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer?

Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer in San Francisco:
"Long Hours, Difficult Work."
Pros: I get to experiment with new tools and technologies and can directly contribute to the success of the company.
Cons: Instructions are usually unclear, and can change frequently, resulting in a lot of wasted effort.

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

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

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

▲23%

▲15%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$71,000

▼7%

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

Ruby
▲15%

GUI Test Automation
▲8%

▲5%

▲2%



SQL
▼0%


National Average
$71,000

C#
▼1%




Jenkins
▼4%


JavaScript
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 17%