What does a Test Automation Engineer do?

Automation engineers are responsible for creating and building various automated machines. They design, program, simulate, and test automated machinery and processes to complete exact tasks. They are typically employed in industries where robots or machines are designed to perform specific functions including car manufacturing or food processing plants.

Automation engineers design schematics for automation components using CAD software and analyze production processes to assess automation’s best use. They manage supply chain issues and perform regular maintenance on automation equipment, performing repairs, and troubleshooting when necessary. Automation engineers write requirements for quality assurance and machine operation and regularly calibrate and repair equipment. They analyze production processes, develop automation solutions, and need a minimum bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering and CAD software proficiency.

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EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Test Automation Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$89,025 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $89K
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Test Automation Engineer Career Path

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Nov 4, 2020

“Good career development opportunity all the from graduate training programmes to attaining Chartership and more!”

Automation Engineer
Nov 29, 2020

“The Company's Salary scale is not quite encouraging and Engineers don't get the best treatment.”

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Jan 11, 2021

“Work life balance is not good and it gets really stressful to work at times.”

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May 28, 2019

“If you get yo work on amdocs products it will be a good learning experience.”

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Automation Engineer
Jun 3, 2020

“1) Its a good place to work if you get into good projects under nice managers.”

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Sep 19, 2020

“I was working in RPA department and observed that there was nothing innovative happening in the field which is most dynamic.”

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Oct 16, 2021

“Good and nice to work”

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“Friendly and good company for career growth”

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