Career Direction in QA?

As many of us are seeing, the old foundation of QA is wavering (waterfall, test plans, manual testing, etc.) and shifting more towards agile frameworks, automation, open source languages, etc.

My background is primarily with HP products (ALM & UFT) and now I have experience with/learning selenium flavors, BDD, etc.

If I want to continue on the QA career path moving into a more SDET role, what skills should I acquire? What sets a good QA engineer apart? I'd like to make a great salary moving forward down the line in QA (80 to 100k) while remaining in an engineer role (non-management)... I'd love some advice of what to focus on and what you guys think the future of QA looks like!

Thanks in advance!

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