Employers hiring QA automation engineers are looking for applicants with the programming skills and quality assurance knowledge to assist in automating their software testing processes. In an interview you may be asked technical questions that test your knowledge of popular quality assurance testing software as well as situational questions that evaluate your knowledge of the QA process.
Do you believe automation is more important than manual QA?
I won't believe, both r important. we are doing documentation and writing test cases manually, then we are converting manual test cases into test scripts and executing them. It is the process of testing life cycle.
Your question is somewhat vague. When it comes to service tests then automation is more important; When it comes to graphic design manual is more important. when it comes to regression tests automation is more important than manual testing.