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Test Automation Engineer Overview

Job Description

A freelance Test Automation Engineer is responsible for creating, maintaining, and executing automated test scripts to ensure the quality and performance of software applications or systems. They work closely with software developers, project managers, and business analysts to understand the requirements and design appropriate test cases. Their primary objective is to automate repetitive manual testing processes, increase test coverage, and identify defects in an efficient and reliable manner. They should have a strong understanding of testing methodologies, programming languages, and test automation frameworks. Additionally, they should possess excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and effective communication abilities to report test results and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Most Common Skills

Java, Selenium, and Python - For more data, check Test Automation Engineer skills.

Average Hourly Rate

$77 - This number comes from our open-source Test Automation Engineer hourly rates database.

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Fun Facts

  • Test Automation Engineers are experts in both testing and coding.
  • A Test Automation Engineer's favorite color is #00FF00 (Lime Green)!
  • Test Automation Engineers use specialized software tools to create automated test scripts and execute them to verify the quality of software applications.


  • "Test Automation Engineers: turning 'Are you sure it works?' into 'I'm positive it works!'"
  • "The true value of a Test Automation Engineer lies not in their ability to write code, but in their determination to continuously improve the quality of software and empower teams to deliver excellence."
  • "A Test Automation Engineer's favorite workout is hitting the 'run' button repeatedly!"

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