QA Automation / Testing Salaries and Rates in 2024

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Median Salary Expectations:

How statistics are calculated

We count how many offers each candidate received and for what salary. For example, if a QA Automation / Testing with a salary of $4,500 received 10 offers, then we would count him 10 times. If there were no offers, then he would not get into the statistics either.

The graph column is the total number of offers. This is not the number of vacancies, but an indicator of the level of demand. The more offers there are, the more companies try to hire such a specialist. 5k+ includes candidates with salaries >= $5,000 and < $5,500.

Median Salary Expectation – the weighted average of the market offer in the selected specialization, that is, the most frequent job offers for the selected specialization received by candidates. We do not count accepted or rejected offers.

QA Automation / Testing

What is QA automation?

Automated testing is an integral part of any software development process, and it completely relies on the specialized tools that help to easily and quickly test the software and detect issues to get the product to the market faster while providing an amazing user experience. It is not only detecting the problems, it helps you define testing to the software from the first day of each project and replace multiple time costing tasks in the manual testing process.

Testing processes can be automated, which helps software developers to test products continuously. This can be done rapidly and with more details, so things can be deployed in the market more quickly, software can be updated more frequently and can keep up with what consumers need. In business, some of the advantages of QA automation testing are the fact that they are fast, accurate, and can be reused with the same test scripts. You can run automated tests 24/7. As a QA automation tester, you would create and maintain automation frameworks.

What is a QA automation tester?

As a QA automation tester, you’ll develop automation test designs, write automation test scripts, manage test protocols and report on all results. You’ll typically work with the software development teams, validation engineers and firmware developers, moving later in your career to lead a team of QA automation testers and drive ways to increase the team’s efficiency.

How does QA automation work?

It is crucial for development teams to grasp what QA Automation is, why it even matters, and how does it work. So the final answer is, QA automation works using the tools and frameworks to execute the test cases that are already defined.

The process typically involves:

  • Test planning and strategy: Determining what areas of the application should be automated and what the scope and strategy of the testing should be.
  • Test script writing: You have to write automated test scripts in a textual programming language or a test automation tool.
  • Execution: Running the tests against the application, either continuously during development, or at a scheduled time (like every night).
  • Analysis: Evaluating the results of the test executions, identifying defects or areas of improvement.

QA automation tools

Your choice of QA automation tool is likely to strongly influence the success of your automation strategy. Popular tools include:

  • Leapwork
  • Selenium
  • Cypress
  • Playwright
  • Appium
  • AccelQ
  • Tricentis Tosca
  • Opentext (formerly Micro Focus)
  • Perfecto

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