# QA Automation

The QA Automation engineers are responsible for producing a powerful set of test cases and internal testing tools to support the development of our operating system. They help us increase the efficiency of our quality testing by developing scripts that automate test cases for key product features.

Our QAs design and implement such tests, debug and define corrective actions to ensure the highest product quality. They are also key players to ensure collaboration with other members of the engineering team to find the best methods for solving problems and securing the quality and usability of our products.

Developing in this framework means closely monitoring the software development process to identify what are its automation possibilities to ultimately ensure our testing capacity works at its full potential and to ensure the quality of our solutions.

# Progression

In order to progress in our development path and Level Up or Step Up, our QA Automation team must:

- Meet the criteria of the Level & Step Chart for the Individual Contributors Path
- Meet the KAI grade of the framework related to each level
- Demonstrate proficiency in Secure Group Knowledge

# Salary Grid

All mentioned salary ranges represent the monthly income in Bulgarian Lev after taxes and deductions.

QA Automation | Step | ||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Level | |||||

Individual Contributor Path | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | |

1 | 4.000 | 4.150 | 4.300 | 4.450 | |

2 | 5.000 | 5.150 | 5.300 | 5.450 | |

3 | 6.000 | 6.150 | 6.300 | 6.450 | |

4 | 7.000 | 7.150 | 7.300 | 7.450 | |

5 | 8.000 | 8.150 | 8.300 | 8.450 | |

6 | 9.000 | 9.150 | 9.300 | 9.450 |

# KAI of the framework

## Extensive Knowledge

Type | Knowledge Description | Minimum Grade to acquire Level X | |||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 | Level 4 | Level 5 | Level 6 | ||

Frameworks | CasperJS | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory |

JUnit | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Espresso | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

PHPUnit | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Scrum | Limited experience | Limited experience | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

TestNG | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Protocols | SIP | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory |

XMPP | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

ZRTP | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

PGP | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

OTR | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

OMEMO | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

SSL | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Programming languages | Bash Script | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory |

Command line | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

CSS | Limited experience | Limited experience | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

HTML | Limited experience | Limited experience | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Java | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

JavaScript | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Kotlin | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

PHP | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

XML | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Libraries | Linphone | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory |

Microsoft Exchange Web Services | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Mockito or Espresso | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

SMACK | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Wood Solutions Timber | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Zetetic SQL Cipher | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Software/Tools/Platforms |
Apache Tomcat | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory |

Appium | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Atlassian Bamboo | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Countly | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Docker Engine/Container | Limited experience | Limited experience | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Elasticsearch | Limited experience | Limited experience | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Git | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Instabug | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Kamailio | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Microsoft Azure | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Openfire | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Samsung Knox | Limited experience | Limited experience | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Selenium | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Secure Manager | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

SAS | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

SQuirrel SQL client | Practical application | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory | |

Languages (idioms) | Advanced Business English | Limited experience | Limited experience | Practical application | Applied theory | Applied theory | Applied theory |