Senior Test Automation Engineer

UK Hydrographic Office
Taunton, Somerset
£31,017 - £34,473 (RRA up to £10,000 + relocation package)
11 May 2018
08 Jun 2018
Analytics, IT
Contract Type

This is a unique opportunity to take the lead on high quality software testing services, across a variety of projects, at a world-leading agency.

(C# / Java - Customer Division)

About us

At the UK Hydrographic Agency we provide the most comprehensive range of marine geospatial information across the globe. Our customers span commercial shipping, defence navies and maritime organisations. Our work supports safe navigation and global trade efficiency, as well as everything from environmental protection to security and defence.


About the role

As a Senior Test Automation Engineer specialising in C# or Java, you will deliver high quality software testing services for our Customer Division. Providing vital assurance, you’ll ensure that a host of products, systems and services using cutting edge technologies meet customer requirements. Leading the testing effort within a scrum team, you’ll adopt a fully hands-on approach.


Analysing user stories and requirements, you will design automated and manual tests using C# or Java. Your varied remit will include everything from creating testing strategies for major, complex projects, through to collaborating with development teams to improve test coverage and reduce testing time.


About you

To thrive in this role, you'll need to demonstrate a flair for thinking as both a tester and a developer, This will equip you to determine the best tests while ensuring good coding practice is used. Together with an ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing, you have a proven ability to lead and deliver professional testing services.

A working knowledge of using C# or Java to write automated tests is essential. You have implemented successful test automation frameworks, and written Behaviour Driven Development tests in the form Given/When/Then.

Please note, this is a non-reserved post. Due to the nature of the work, it is open only to UK, British Commonwealth and European Economic Area nationals. You will require security clearance, which means you must have lived in the UK for a minimum of five years.



Be sure to apply no later than 12noon on Friday 08 June 2018

In order to apply, please send a competency statement, of no more than 250 words for each competency, which covers the following shortlist criteria;



› Able to demonstrate leadership experience of delivering professional testing services

› Evidence of behaviour driven development

› Working knowledge of Java and/or C#

› Experience in test automation (including implementing test automation frameworks)


The closing date for this role is 08 June 2018.