Automation Test Engineer

Central Bristol - £30,000 - £35,000

Automation Test Engineer

Job Title:                                                                                              Automation Test Engineer

In this role you will report to                                                                Testing Team Leader

Grade:                                                                                                Salary: £30,000 – £35,000

Description of Post:

Part of the wider R&D Team, as an Automation Engineer you will be responsible for the planning, designing, building and executing manual and automated test solutions based on software requirements. Working to Agile Methodology and principles, you are responsible for detecting, reporting and tracking software defects through to resolution.

Responsible for:

  • Planning, building and executing scalable robust automation framework for all development projects
  • Reviewing test plans, defects and test results with a view to continually improving the testing process and the quality of software product
  • Communicating test progress, results and providing constructive feedback at appropriate Agile ceremonies

Primary Objectives:

  • Devise, design, build and execute test solutions based on Acceptance Criteria in User Story and provide time estimation for testing activities on desktop and web applications
  • Ensure the quality of new software features and releases by creating and maintaining test scripts/code written to agreed standard
  • Record unexpected results from testing and feedback into the Sprint meetings and share findings with the wider R&D team
  • Propose, develop and review test documentation to improve testing function and practices
  • Liaise with the Testing Team Leader to develop and maintain automation test strategies
  • Dissemination of good practice, software testing knowledge and product knowledge to all teams in the business
  • Proactive management of workload and participation at Agile ceremonies

Skills and Experience:

  • Manual and automated testing of desktop and web applications
  • An understanding of all types of functional and non-functional testing, test automation frameworks and experience working in one or more programming languages (C# preferred)
  • Experience in test automation and CI/CD
  • Knowledge of security (OWASP) and accessibility (WCAG) standards
  • Understanding of User stories, personas and example mapping
  • Strong knowledge of C#, SQL
  • Proficient use of Selenium WebDriver, Ranorex and GIT
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills with thorough attention to detail whilst maintaining awareness of the bigger picture
  • Working in an Agile Scrum environment
  • ISTQB Certification (preferred not essential)

Person Specification

  • Self-organized and solution oriented
  • Creative thinker and questioner
  • Tactful and diplomatic approach to contentious conversations
  • Proactive, logical and analytical approach to removing impediments and problem solving
  • Ability to explain a technical concept concisely to both technical and non-technical individuals

Our Values

We are Inquisitive

  • Fully understand and own role and its relationship to overall business objectives
  • Analyse the status quo and explore new ways to do things
  • Ask questions to clarify your understanding of something
  • Look at the bigger picture and the impact that actions and decisions have

We are Brave

  • Step outside of comfort zone
  • Stand up for clients
  • Voice your opinion constructively
  • Remain determined in the face of challenge

We are Tenacious

  • Set goals and work purposefully to achieve them, asking for help and support as required
  • Remain resolute in your commitment to overall business objectives and client satisfaction
  • Act cohesively with colleagues and clients to achieve outcomes
  • Don’t give up when things get tough, explore different ways to do things and think outside the box to achieve objectives

We are Warm Hearted

  • Proactively supporting colleagues and clients
  • A positive attitude and manner
  • A willingness to help out and go the extra mile
  • Considerate attitude to clients, colleagues and wider community








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