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Automation Test Engineer - Leeds - £30,000 - £45,000

  • Location:

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Testing & QA, Automation Testing

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits

  • Contact:

    Sophie Binder

  • Contact email:

    Sophie.Binder@oscar-tech.com

  • Job ref:

    5464544435_1591706132

  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-07-09

  • Consultant:

    Sophie Binder

AUTOMATION TEST ENGINEER - LEEDS - £30,000 - £45,000 + Additional Benefits

About the role

Working within project teams using agile practices, the Automation Test Engineer is responsible for the creation, maintenance and continuous improvement of automation tests and will help to define test strategies within projects and across the function. They are also expected to assist the project team with other tasks required to achieve goals and contribute to the continuous improvement at Lhasa.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a relevant subject and/or commercial experience in software testing. They will have knowledge and experience of developing new and existing automated test suites using tools and languages such as selenium and java, as well as experience of manual and non-functional testing. They will be capable of leading testing on an agile project and contributing to testing decisions at a function level, so the candidate will require a high level of technical skills and a high level of soft skills such as communication, influencing and coaching

What do they offer?

Based in their modern office environment and working alongside exceptionally talented colleagues developing meaningful scientific software that supports the delivery of life-enhancing products which make a positive contribution. This teams collaborative approach is widely trusted by their member organisations and ensures that they are able to access privileged information helping them to gain the job satisfaction that arises from working on something special. In return this team are offering a competitive salary depending on skills and relevant experience. Providing s a generous pension scheme together with 25 days personal holiday allowance plus bank holidays.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Communication skills both written and oral
  • Knowledge of writing and executing automated tests
  • Knowledge of manual testing including exploratory testing
  • Knowledge of non-functional testing
  • Understanding of Agile development methodologies, ideally Scrum
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming languages such as java
  • Adaptable to change. Helps to instigate change. Helps to mentor others through change
  • Utilises conceptual, creative and analytical thinking skills

Abilities

  • Able to work responsibly, prioritising and organising work without close supervision to achieve goals
  • Able to understand business needs
  • Able to adapt and learn quickly and apply gained knowledge and experience to adapt and enhance processes and procedures
  • Able to analyse problems and devise effective solutions
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to lead by example and demonstrate the key values of commitment, focus, openness, respect and courage

Experience

  • Experience of testing software in a commercial organisation
  • Experience of software testing utilising tools and frameworks such as: HP UFT, Jasmine or Selenium * Experience of working in agile teams (Scrum)
  • Experience of using continuous integration tools such as Git & Jenkins
  • Experience of non-functional testing
  • Experience of testing software products in a scientific domain
  • Experience of software development using languages such as: HTML & CSS, Java, JavaScript or TypeScript (Angular)

AUTOMATION TEST ENGINEER - LEEDS - £30,000 - £45,000 + Additional Benefits

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