QA Engineer, Test Automation Analyst, Selenium, Webdriver

Recruiter
People Source
Location
Newbury
Salary
40000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000 - GBP50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted
13 Jul 2017
Closes
10 Aug 2017
Category
IT, Internet
Function
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client a leading IT solutions provider are seeking to recruit an experience a proven Automated QA Engineer to work with their Technical Solutions Team with a significant focus on test automation. This is a permanent position and the successful candidate will work in an integrated, Agile team with software developers and other QA professionals. The role provides an excellent opportunity to further develop skills in QA, automation, mobile device testing and Agile development processes.

Key Responsibilities
1.Deliver all customer releases of our mobile workflow applications to the highest quality level, following our QA Strategy and best practices
2.Utilise and maintain automation frameworks using Java, Cucumber, Appium/Selenium and other leading QA technologies
3.Design and execute automated test cases, following BDD processes ensuring the customer/user is at the centre of our test focus
4.Execute different types of testing based on different scenarios, following a risk-based approach (for example automation or manual, non-functional testing)
5.Report on daily progress and sprint end deliverables
6.Raise, track and re-test defects in the mobile workflow applications, including contributing to triage and reporting
7.Work with developers and other QA specialists to understand and, as a team, follow quality best practices and approaches, including aspects of quality beyond the scope of solely testing
8.Collaborate within your agile team to define test scenarios in advance of implementation, in order to drive development and QA activities for each piece of work
9.Work closely and positively with other teams to pro-actively resolve issues and enhance collaboration
10.Keep up to date with developments in the wider QA industry, identifying how we can improve our processes/tooling and benefit
11.Contribute to the QA function across by sharing best practices / industry innovations
12.Contribute to continuous process improvement through QA focused initiatives
13.Contribute to and undertake activities for continuous development of your personal skills and knowledge
14.Comply with and follow organisational policies and procedures, including health and safety
15.Ensure your knowledge of products and services is kept up to date

Essential
*A science, engineering, technology or computing degree
*Experience of test automation and programming
*Experience of delivering test automation as part of a continuous integration environment, such as Jenkins
*Understanding of object oriented concepts and core Java
*Up to date knowledge of industry standard QA technologies and techniques, for example: Appium, Selenium and Cucumber
*Experience of following BDD processes
*Experience of writing Gherkin syntax BDD scenarios based on user stories and acceptance criteria
*Ability to influence colleagues through strong communication and interpersonal skills

Desirable
*ISEB / ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing, or equivalent
*Experience of automated (using Appium) and manual testing of native/hybrid mobile applications running on Android
*Experience of creating and maintaining test automation frameworks
*Experience of planning, delivering and reporting on QA activities for releases
*Experience of non-functional testing
*Experience using source control, for example Git
*In-depth understanding of a range of types of tests, including non-functional testing and the test pyramid
*Experience of setting up or maintaining test environments and creating test data
*Hands-on experience of Agile development practices
*In-depth knowledge of mobile devices (iOS, Android or Windows Phone)
*Understanding of the principles of continuous delivery
*Ability to mentor more junior technical staff

*27 days paid annual leave
*8% contribution of salary to pension scheme*Life assurance of 5 times basic salary
*Private Medical Insurance (family)*Childcare Voucher Scheme
*Permanent Health Insurance*Cycle to Work Scheme

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