Job Description :
QA automation engineers, also known as quality assurance automation engineers, test web and mobile apps,API for functionality and to find bugs.
Systems technology companies and other businesses hire QA automation engineers to work full time as part of a collaborative engineering team.
QA automation engineers report to the director of engineering or the engineering manager. These professionals primarily work in office environments during daytime business hours and are rarely required to travel to perform their normal job duties.
QA Automation Engineer Duties and Responsibilities :
Duties for QA automation engineers vary based on the type of web and mobile applications they work with and the size of the engineering team they are a part of.
However, QA automation engineers perform several core duties, such as :
Design and Execute Tests :
QA automation engineers design automated tests to validate applications by creating scripts that run testing functions automatically.
This includes determining priority for test scenarios and creating execution plans to implement these scenarios.
Identify and Report Bugs :
QA automation engineers analyze bug reports and highlight problems to help identify fixes for them. They deliver regular reports identifying these bugs to other members of the engineering team.
Install Databases and Apps :
QA automation engineers install and set up databases and backup applications to prevent errors and protect against data loss.
Identify Quality Issues :
QA automation engineers analyze systems to identify potential quality issues that could affect apps.
QA automation engineers collaborate with other members of the engineering team to find the best methods for solving problems in apps and systems.
QA Automation Engineer Skills and Qualifications :
QA automation engineers are detail-oriented professionals with a high degree of programming skill and problem-solving abilities.
Businesses look for QA automation engineers with the following talents :
Programming - QA automation engineers use programming skills to write computer code and scripts in common computer languages, such as VBScript and Java
Analytical skills - QA automation engineers analytically examine bug reports, prioritize necessary tests, and streamline application functions through automated testing processes
Problem-solving skills - QA automation engineers use their problem-solving skills to find bugs and create fixes for them
Attention to detail - because QA automation engineers test web and mobile applications to find ways to improve them and isolate problems, these professionals are highly detail oriented
Communication skills - QA automation engineers need strong verbal communication skills to effectively collaborate with the engineering team and create written reports showing errors and testing plans
Working Days : 5 Days a Week