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Average Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salary

$93,778
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,375
Bonus
$3,107
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The average salary for a Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer is $93,778.
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$70k
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$94k
90%
$127k
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$300 - $15k
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What Do Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineers Do?

Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Tasks
  • Improve and automate test strategies and software configurations.
  • Define test strategies and test manuals for tracking and fixing software issues.
  • Develop and execute test cases to diagnose issues and bugs, creating test data when required..
  • Participate in defining and communicating best practices.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer

4 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer are from the companies Epam Systems, Medtronic, Inc. and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Abbott Laboratories where the average pay is $105,748. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and Ericsson Inc., earning around $104,981 and $98,594, respectively. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp pays the lowest at around $84,739. Lockheed Martin Corp and Medtronic, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $86,389 and $92,659, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineers?

Skills in Test Automation, Selenium Automated Test Tool, Automation Scripting and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineers?

An entry-level Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,328 based on 9 salaries. An early career Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,228 based on 192 salaries. A mid-career Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,062 based on 644 salaries. An experienced Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,451 based on 597 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,365.
Employees with Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 32.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (30.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (15.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.0% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,576 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.6%
Early Career
12.2%
Mid Career
40.9%
Experienced
37.9%
Late Career
8.5%