In the IT job market in 2022 and beyond, the demand for software development engineers in test (SDET) or software test automation engineer positions increases in the USA, Canada, and European countries.
Software test automation engineers or software development engineers in test design test plans & test cases, conduct manual tests, report bugs and verify bug fixes, implement automation frameworks and test scripts, write analysis tools, deploy test devices, and run automated tests on local or cloud servers.
Software Test Automation Engineers should master the technical expertise in Java Selenium WebDriver GUI framework designing, Java Restful API framework, Java database testing framework, Apache JMeter performance testing, and continuous deployment and integration hands-on knowledge.
According to various job boards such as Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Dice, there are more than 300,000 jobs nationwide for the test automation engineer position. Test automation positions are in demand on the job market in 2020 and beyond. The average salary of this position is 80K/year. The starting salary of this position with one year of training or internship experience is about 65K.