QA Automated Test Engineer

£30000.00 - £35k pa
06 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
QA Automated Test Engineer Context Barrachd means "more" in Gaelic and is a team within Capita's Digital and Software Solutions division that together makes up the second largest software company in the UK. Barrachd provides software products and analytical services to a wide variety of customers in the UK and beyond. A QA Automated Test Engineer / Manager is needed to join a rapidly growing technology service based in Edinburgh. This is a unique opportunity for a QA Test Engineer to take ownership of the test function whilst assisting in the development of critical business systems. Working in an Agile environment the QA Test Engineer will be responsible for defining and implementing the QA strategy that ensures the platforms features are developed to meet the specified functional, performance, security and reliability requirements. This pivotal role will see you writing test scripts, designing and implementing test processes, automating tests (where possible) and managing their continued improvement to deliver scalable, maintainable and defect free features. Role Duties * Analyse requirements, assist with planning appropriate QA coverage and provide input into overall plans * Ensure QA is carried out in a timely manner allowing milestones to be achieved and results reported * Carry out all forms of QA required to ensure solutions are of releasable quality * Carry out the installation, set-up, configuration and maintenance of QA environments * Raise defects and issues and follow through to resolution * Proactively identity and resolve issues within software being developed and the QA processes, with a positive approach * Work collaboratively with other team members in cross functional teams to achieve goals * Keep up to date with the latest software development technologies and methodologies * Contribute regularly to discussions regarding internal processes and system improvements in order to ensure maximum efficiency across the team * Report appropriate exceptions and issues providing options and recommendations to resolve them * Deliverables: o QA evidence sufficient to demonstrate coverage and findings o Test environments and data Experience and Skills * Experience working in a similar QA Testing role in an agile environment; * Experience with the full end to end cycle of testing, writing test scripts, automating and executing tests, as well as control over environment management; * The ability to develop automated testing using tools i.e. Selenium, Cucumber or Protractor; * The ability to apply behaviour driven testing (BDD) or Test Driven Development (TDD) approaches; * Experience across testing layers - manual, UI, service, unit; * The ability to act as the point of contact for all QA aspects of a release; * The ability to multitask and problem solve; * Excellent attention to detail with excellent written / verbal communication skills; * Good communication and ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure. This is a fantastic opportunity for a QA Test Engineer to join a fantastic technical services company who really believes in supporting their employees and providing a great place to work. We'll offer a competitive salary, fantastic support from being part of a small friendly team while being part of one of the UK's largest plc's, you will benefit from a whole load of extras, including a pension scheme, share save scheme, private healthcare and a range of optional benefits. Follow Capita on twitter @capitacareers Follow Capita on facebook @careersatcapita Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us. If you are successful with your application, you will need complete Capita's vetting and screening checks. This will include, but not be limited to, Reference Checks, a Criminality Check, Financial Probity Check, Sanctions Check and Media Check.
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