Test Engineer, Automation Salary

Automation Test Engineers in the United States take home an average $69K per year. Most Automation Test Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men make up the majority of Automation Test Engineers (68 percent) survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,132 - $101,258
$50K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,224
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50%
90%

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$15.10 - $62.03
$15
$36
$62
MEDIAN: $35.99
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50%
90%

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$0$108K
Salary $50,132 - $101,258
Bonus $485 - $9,863
Profit Sharing $1,024
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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$48,801 - $108,603
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 147
Hourly Data $0$76
Hourly Rate $15.10 - $62.03
Overtime $50.79
Annual Data $0$108K
Bonus $485 - $9,863
Profit Sharing $1,024
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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$48,801 - $108,603
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

Job Description for Test Engineer, Automation

The position of an automation test engineer requires great technical skill, as these engineers are primarily responsible for developing, testing, and diagnosing computer systems to ensure they are working correctly. In the event that a computer system is not working efficiently, these engineers must diagnose the problem/s and get the system back to working capacity. They work closely with clients to ensure that all systems are designed and installed to their specifications, so strong written and verbal communication skills are very important in this position. They work with clients from the individual level to corporate levels and may also oversee and supervise staff of the development testing phases of a project, so prior supervisory experience is also beneficial for candidates for this position.

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Test Engineer, Automation 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.

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Popular Skills for Test Engineer, Automation


Automation Test Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in C# Programming Language, C#, Test Automation, and Selenium Automated Test Tool are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Software Test, Automation Scripting, and Selenium Automated Test Tool. Those with knowledge of Selenium Automated Test Tool tend to be skilled in Test Automation as well.

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Key Stats for Test Engineer, Automation

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

Mid-Career
▲44%

Experienced
▲38%

National Average
$71,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

C# Programming Language
▲4%

C#
▲2%

Test Automation
▲1%

National Average
$71,000

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▼3%

Automation Scripting
▼12%

Software Test
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 10%