Test Engineer Automation

Location: Gloucestershire, England Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: James Giblin

Test Automation Engineer


Test Automation Engineer needed for a multinational Security and Defence organisation based in Gloucestershire. They're looking to employ an experienced Test Automation Engineer with an in-depth knowledge of SDLC using various testing methodologies, hands on experience with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash., and the Defence Industry.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Test Automation Engineer will include:

  • Evaluate existing manual Test Cases and identify opportunities for Automation.
  • Translate business and technical requirements to comprehensive testable scenarios.
  • Develop Test Plans and procedures for both black and white box testing of all components at the Unit.
  • Module, System and Integration levels, performing risk analysis when required.
  • Define and execute test activities either independently and within a team.
  • Drive Test Automation efforts for all services including identification, design, implementation and support
  • Identify gaps and opportunity to improve Test Automation capability to ensure coverage efficiency.
  • Champion transition to Automated Integration & Testing solutions to reduce software time-to-market.
  • Analyse current automation solutions, understand changing business needs, and propose strategies for the enhancement and/or migration to new Automation framework.
  • Able to run investigations into root-cause analysis of failures, hardware or software, using the appropriate tools and recommend solutions to the relevant teams for resolution.
  • A strong teammate, you will work in multiple environments as part of a collaborative and multi-functional team.

What you need to be the successful Test Automation Engineer:

In order to be the successful Test Automation Engineer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Experience in SDLC using various testing methodologies.
  • Track record for delivering Automated Integration & Test solutions.
  • Hands on experience with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration technologies like Jenkins and/or Bamboo.
  • Experience with Configuration Management tools, for example: Git, Stash, Puppet, Chef, etc.
  • Development and planning of test and integration environments.
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility, with a passion to learn and grow.
  • Excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, analytical, planning and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work closely with others in a small team under pressure

Desirable skills and experience are as followed:

  • Knowledge of Automation Testing frameworks such as Selenium, Watir, jMeter, etc
  • ISTQB/BCS Certified Tester
  • Created and reviewed comprehensive Test documentation
  • Experience with Defect Tracking tools such as Jira, Rally, RTC
  • Experience with virtualisation technologies
  • Working knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Deployed and configurated complex software under Linux.
  • Understanding of Cloud Technologies such as Hadoop/Accumulo/Spark
  • Experience in Performance Testing
  • Knowledge of Agile Development, TDD and DevOps techniques
  • Understanding of the importance of software version control
  • Self-motivated and able to coach/mentor/inspire others across Automation.
  • An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation
  • Certified Agile Tester
  • Experience of UK Government working practices
  • Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Test Automation Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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