Automation Test Analyst Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $90,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $120,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $150,000 AUD


  1. Develops and executes automated test scripts to identify defects in software applications.
  2. Collaborates with the QA and development teams to prioritise and execute tests.
  3. Utilises automation testing tools and frameworks to simulate user scenarios.
  4. Maintains and updates the existing test automation frameworks as required.
  5. Provides actionable feedback and reports on test results to relevant stakeholders.

Key Skills

  • Proficiency in automation testing tools such as Selenium, TestNG, or similar tools.
  • Strong programming skills in languages like Java, Python, etc.
  • Knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes.
  • Ability to analyse and dissect system requirements and design test plans.
  • Knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD).

Standard Industry Training

  • Selenium Certification Training
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer Certification

Interview Questions for Automation Tester Candidates

  1. Describe a scenario where you created a complex automation script to replicate a specific user scenario.
  2. How do you ensure that your automation tests remain relevant and effective as software evolves?
  3. What's your approach to selecting test cases for automation vs. manual testing?
  4. Explain the significance of a continuous integration (CI) system in test automation.
  5. How do you handle false positives or flaky tests in automation?
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