Test Automation Engineer

Location: Crawley, West Sussex Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Sector: Medical Devices Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Matt Henocq


The role of a Test Automation engineer is to develop, maintain and execute automated test scripts to support the development of my client's products.


  • To review system requirements and identify scenarios for automation.
  • To develop, maintain and execute automated test scripts.
  • To identify and document defects when performing test execution and work with the development team to resolve these.
  • To ensure that all formal test activities are properly recorded according to the company's quality system.
  • To continually develop and improve test methods, tools and techniques, including the test automation framework.


  • Create automated test scripts to implement testing scenarios.
  • Review test scripts for adequacy of implementation and test coverage.
  • Test script execution.
  • Create and test problem reports.

Core Competencies

  • Design, development and execution of automation frameworks and scripts.
  • Analysis of faults, working with others to resolve defects found.
  • Critical thinking with the ability to evaluate, provide constructive criticism and formulate improvement plans.
  • Quality conscious, analytical, proactive and flexible.
  • Team working across a diverse multidisciplinary team.
  • An innovative and persistent approach to problem solving.

Essential Experience

  • Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Several years' working as a Software Developer in Test, or Test Automation Engineer, developing test automation scripts and frameworks using at least one standard programming or scripting language.
  • Experience of the software and test development lifecycles and the tools to support them gained working in product development teams.

Desirable Experience

  • ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.
  • Continuous Integration systems.
  • Automating tests for application software that controls physical hardware and systems.
  • Agile methodologies.
  • Development of systems for medical applications.

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