Test Automation Engineer

Test Automation Engineer – Sheffield – £350-388 per day – 3 month + extensions

Your responsibilities will include:
• Extensive commercial automation experience testing and web application software
• Create, drive and build test strategies that are robust, reusable and scalable
• Have strong experience conducting system, integration and acceptance testing, writing test scripts, delivering quality driven applications in line with test strategies
• Be responsible for creating detailed test artefacts such as test plans, test specifications, automated tests, defect tickets and reports
• Work with both your team and other cross functional teams to plan and execute tests using the latest UI/ test automation technologies, processes and tools to deliver frequently, safely and efficiently for millions of customers
• Collaborate with architects to ensure solutions adhere to their principles and direction
• Lead, mentor, up-skill and inspire other automation engineers
• Deliver fair outcomes for our customers and ensure own conduct maintains the orderly and transparent

The ideal candidate for this role will have the below experience and qualifications:
• Broad experience of automated and manual testing types, including; Unit, Functional, Non-Functional, Regression, Exploratory, User Acceptance Testing, Ad-hoc and Compatibility
• Working knowledge of Agile methodologies, Scrum and Kanban
• First hand experience of working in a ServiceOps and DevOps environment
• Hands on experience with CI/CD automation servers, preferably Jenkins
• Solid and demonstrable experience of BDD, TDD and ATDD
• The ability to express requirements using the Gherkin language
• Test automation experience using JUnit, Appium, Cucumber, JBehave, Selenium(IDE, RC, WebDriver), Rest-Assured, FitNesse
• Extensive experience of using an object orientated programming language, preferably Java
• Knowledge of software design patterns – Singleton, Builder, Page Object Model
• Broad experience of working on and testing applications running on different operating systems (Windows, MacOs, iOS, Android)
• Performance Testing experience using JMeter or similar tools
• Good understanding of UI testing on market leading browsers: Chrome, Safari, IE, FireFox, Opera
• Hands on experience of API testing within a microservices architecture
• Experience in writing and delivering test plans, test cases and regression packs to enable defect detection and solution validation
• Previous exposure to collaboration tools such as Jira, for test and issue/bug management
• Ability to collaborate with developers – pair programming and reviewing unit tests
• Test automation experience of REST and SOAP based web services
• Use of automation for Test Data creation and having a good understanding of why this is needed
• Working knowledge of build tools, preferably Gradle
• Competent with source control management tools such as GitLab, GitHub, Nexus
• Some experience of security testing with Checkmarx/SonarQube
• Both spoken and written communication skills with experience of adapting your style and approach to the audience and message to be delivered

Good understanding of server associated technologies e.g. Swift, Kotlin, JavaScript, SQL, Oracle, Spring.

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Job Reference: TSTESTAUTO

Salary: £350 - £388 per day

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Job Duration: 6 months

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