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Richard Bailey
Consultant – QA Recruitment Specialist
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SDET / Technical Test Engineer / Automation Test Engineer

Location: Nottinghamshire
Job ID: 3244
Employment Type: Permanent

SDET – role 1

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain test scripts using an automation test tool including TDD/BDD techniques
  • Create test automation frameworks using C# or any open source technologies
  • Select and develop appropriate test automation tools, applying the latest techniques in test automation
  • Use risk driven techniques
  • Work with the Development team to capture and re use automated unit test cases, stubs, drivers and other development test objects

The successful candidate will:

  • 3+ years’ working experience in an Automated Testing role
  • Perform well under pressure and meet challenging deadlines
  • ISEB Foundation Certificate
  • Working experience of an Agile software development environment
  • Experience of working on Enterprise level infrastructure projects and an understanding of the related architecture model
  • You will have strong technical skills with C# or Java and excellent API Testing skills. 
  • You will have implemented Automated Testing solutions and have experience of using automation tools, such as Selenium, Cucumber or Gherkin.
  • You will have experience of NUnit or Junit test development and an understanding of Object-Orientated (OO) design. 
  • You will be expected to have skills using distributed source control (i.e. Git) and using JSON/XML objects.


Technical Test Engineer – role 2

The successful candidate will:

  • Significant exposure to functional and non-functional testing (performance, stress, load, security, etc.)
  • The ability to communicate effectively and liaise on a technical level with Analysts, Designers and Developers is required in order to help in the creation of testing plans, scripts and supporting documentation.
  • A proven track record of successful delivery of technical test work packages.
  • Knowledge of structured technical testing strategies and methods applied in a distributed environment.
  • Experience of enterprise level automation and test management tools (Mercury, Compuware, Rational, Empirix).
  • Practical experience of contemporary tools, utilities and methodologies such as JMeter, NeoLoad, Selenium, Fitnesse, Cucumber, Cloud Testing, Mobile Testing and Big Data
  • Knowledge of use of UNIX and Windows environments for development and/or testing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and liaise on a technical or co-ordination level.
  • Constantly strive to improve the approach to testing though innovation and good practice.
  • Expected to have an in-depth knowledge of a range of technologies.
  • A sound knowledge of testing is expected and should range from unit level testing to large system non-functional testing.
  • Ability to take responsibility for areas of a test plan and work with others to execute that plan.
  • The flexibility, intelligence and motivation to work in a variety of business domains.
  • A sound understanding of the project delivery lifecycle, ideally using a number of methodologies (e.g. SCRUM, XP, DSDM, RUP etc).

Automation Test Engineer – role 3

The successful candidate will:

  • have approximately 3+ years’ working experience in an Automated Testing role
  • have relevant domain experience (Banking & Finance, Public Sector, Commodities, Technology, Media & Telecoms, Retail)
  • have their experience in the System Test and/or System Integration Test area of the SDLC
  • have good working experience of basic programming or technical data interrogation (a scripting language)
  • be able to provide examples of their ability to perform well under pressure and meet challenging deadlines
  • be a proactive and organised self-starter with excellent communication skills, who is motivated to get the job done and flexible in their approach.  It is essential that the candidate is open to new learning
  • be able to display evidence of a good technical aptitude
  • have good written and verbal communication skills

The following is beneficial:

  • ISEB Foundation Certificate
  • Working experience of an Agile software development environment
  • Experience of working on Enterprise level infrastructure projects and an understanding of the related architecture model
  • Experience of working in a Service Delivery environment
  • Knowledge and/or working experience of an ‘Agile’ bug tracking tool, a Continuous Integration build management tool, Operating Systems (Windows, Android, iOS), and/or an integrated development environment tool

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