Test Automation Engineer

Testing Circle
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Test Automation Engineer

West London

£50k to £60k + benefits

My client a well known retail company is seeking a Test Engineer with good Automation experience to join their team. You will have at least 5 years experience in software testing and good exposure and experience using Automation tools.

  • Review business/design documentation to ensure that requirements/user stories/acceptance criteria stated are correct, unambiguous, and verifiable.
  • Works as an embedded tester in the context of a scrum team, evaluating complexity of user stories, contributing to estimates during sprint planning, developing tests and ensuring test execution is appropriately conducted by cross-functional scrum team members.
  • Collaborates with other project scrum teams for integration/regression tests, designing end to end test scenarios and executing regression and performance tests.
  • Collaborate with developers to evaluate and improve processes to enhance software quality.
  • Identify and inform the team of any impediments or risks to product quality or project delivery.
  • Automates tests where cost-effective to ensure software delivered is fit for purpose and meets business needs.
  • Ensures defects are documented in sufficient detail to be reproducible.
  • Manages defects found and works with stakeholders (Business, IT) to analyse, prioritise and resolve them.
  • Provides metrics on quality and progress.
  • Proactively shares knowledge and information with others.
  • Assist and supports business users during user acceptance testing.
  • Ensures all work is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with established processes, practices, procedures and quality standards.
  • Avoids engaging in any activity that hinders progress.


  • Extensive experience of SQL/PL-SQL and tools such as TOAD/SQL Developer
  • Knowledge of Test Data provisioning and management
  • Experience of planning, executing and validating tests across the full test spectrum (functional, non-functional, regression, integration, UAT, OAT etc)
  • Experience of Risk analysis and Risk Based Regression Testing
  • In depth knowledge of Exploratory testing techniques, Rapid software testing and Session based testing
  • Experience of testing complex enterprise applications, web applications and Databases
  • Strong experience of test automation and automation tools (Selenium, JMeter)
  • Experience in SOAP/REST API testing
  • Experience in JSON/XML validations
  • Knowledgeable in Service Oriented/Micro-Services architecture
  • Experience in TDD/BDD methodologies
  • Good knowledge of source versioning
  • Oracle PL/SQL, Database testing
  • Project/Issue tracking tools such as Jira
  • Test Management tools such as Zephyr, Quality Center or similar
  • Scripting (Shell/Python/Groovy)
  • Automated Test Tools like Code Tester for Oracle, utPLSQL or similar
  • Performance Test Tools such as Load Runner, JMeter
  • Automated Unit Test Tools such as JUnit, DBUnit etc
  • Big Data, Datawarehouse/BI testing
  • PL/SQL Development experience
  • Build and CI Tools like Jenkins, Circle CI or similar
  • Cloud infrastructure like AWS, Digital Ocean or similar
  • Cloud testing solutions like Browserstack, SauceLabs or TestingBot
  • Web technologies such as HTML, Javascript etc
  • Event/Message based enterprise integration patterns