Principal Test Analyst, Automation, Selenium, Cucumber, Agile, AWS

Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Principal Test Analyst, Tester, Automation, Selenium, Cucumber, Agile, AWS, Senior Test Analyst

My client is a leading worldwide technical solutions provider and they are seeking a Principal Test Analyst / Tester to join their Oxford based offices. The role of the Principal Test Analyst will be working in an Agile team on key projects for the company. You will play a pivotal role in defining test strategies, coordinating with onsite and offshore teams, and carrying out hands on testing when required.

The successful Principal Test Analyst / Tester will be comfortable working closely with stakeholders at various levels and 3rd party suppliers and vendors. You will be working on a number of concurrent projects as well as overseeing the maintenance testing of a number of legacy systems. We are looking for proactive individuals who clearly understand the importance of testing within Agile frameworks and can make a meaningful difference to software delivery.

The successful Tester / Test Analyst will have:

  • Proven commercial experience as a Tester / Test Analyst
  • ISTQB qualifications would be beneficial
  • Proven experience of Agile delivery with experience of coaching teams to deliver high levels of test automation
Key responsibilities:

  • Interact with Product Management, Project Management, Engineering, and Operations teams to plan testing
  • Plan and execute automated, performance and exploratory tests
  • Proactively set standards for user stories in relation to documented scenarios, and working with Product Owner / BA and developers, ensure user stories are ready for sprint planning
  • Oversee offshore testers
  • Work with development teams to ensure test automation is embedded in their coding practices and delivery pipeline
  • Configure, maintain, and/or administer testing tools or environments
  • Research available tools
  • Participate in initiatives to implement tools that will cost-effectively enhance testing capabilities and product quality
  • Lead or participate in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Implement best practices
  • All other duties as assigned
Technical Skills required for the Tester / Principal Test Analyst position:

  • Automation Testing
  • Experience of Selenium, Cucumber and Gherkin
  • TDD and BDD experience
  • Agile including coaching teams in an Agile approach
  • Continuous integration
  • Cloud Experience with AWS
  • Experience of the HP / Microfocus suite of testing tools (ALM/QC, UFT, LeanFT and LoadRunner / StormRunner)
  • Experience of Jira, Confluence
  • Any exposure to other Zephyr versions would be beneficial
  • Strong understanding of QA methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of process improvement
  • Vendor management (tools and people)
My client is offering a competitive salary and some excellent benefits including 10% bonus, excellent career progression to suit the candidate, childcare vouchers, 25 days holiday plus holiday buy. This role would offer the successful candidate a chance to work with new technologies on exciting projects, with global teams.

This role would suit an experienced Tester / Test Analyst seeking a new and exciting position within a large organisation. You will have experience working in mature Agile teams and coaching teams in an Agile approach. You will have experience with Automation Testing and BDD, TDD, Selenium, Cucumber and exposure to programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, C#, C++.

This role is commutable from Oxford, Didcot, Reading, Wallingford, Banbury, Bicester, Aylesbury, Wantage, Witney, Swindon, Milton Keynes, Gloucester, and Cheltenham.

Principal Test Analyst, Tester, Automation, Selenium, Cucumber, Agile, AWS, Senior Test Analyst

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