Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average salary for a Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $80,000 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$59,158 - $102,114
MEDIAN: $81,389

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Salary $59,158 - $102,114
Bonus $4,800
Profit Sharing $600
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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).
$50,335 - $109,401
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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.


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.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
1,320,015 (48.5%)
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...

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

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

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

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



National Average


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

National Average

Automation Scripting

Quality Assurance / Quality Control

Selenium Automated Test Tool

Test Planning

Test Automation

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 20%