How much is base salary for automation QA Engineer entry level?

Aug 4, 2019 19 Comments

5yoe as manual. Moving to automation. Behind only theoretical courses and knowledge.
Not sure how much I have to ask for.
Location: Bay Area
Interested in any company, that pays well. Currently manual at Apple



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TOP 19 Comments
  • WeWork / Eng Savlon
    What part of the country? What company? Etc

    Need way more info than that to give you a good number.
    Aug 4, 2019 7
    • WeWork / Eng Savlon
      No problem. DM me if you ever have questions in automation or coding patterns, etc
      Aug 4, 2019
    • I will:) thank you
      Aug 4, 2019
  • Apple tfa96
    Don’t do automation at Apple, go elsewhere. But at Apple I’ve seen TC of 350 for a senior automator.
    Aug 4, 2019 4
    • Apple tfa96
      Bad tooling and unrealistic goals.
      Aug 4, 2019
    • All tools are internal. Unrealistic expectation is true though, even being a manual, never have a second for anything else but work
      Aug 4, 2019
  • LinkedIn / Eng ____I____
    QA role is dead, specially manual in any 1-Tier company
    Aug 4, 2019 3
    • WeWork / Eng Savlon
      No, that’s not true.

      Plenty of companies still have test roles because most engineers are either too lazy to write anything other than unit tests, and not good at test concepts in general.

      While MS, LinkedIn, Netflix, and FB may not have QA roles, Apple, Amazon, Google, Snap, Lyft, and Twitter all do (and Twitter brought back QA after not having it because they realized how valuable it actually is)

      It’s definitely not a dead role, however, being able to do dev dramatically opens up the number of roles you can apply for.
      Aug 4, 2019
    • Thank you for very valuable comment. I agree. But what's the most important from your perspective manual QA shall know to get an automation role?
      Aug 4, 2019
  • Cisco / Product U there
    You got an offer?
    Aug 4, 2019 1


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