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Automated Tester

  • Location: South East
  • Salary: £44000.00 - £66000.00 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

Capita IT Resourcing is currently recruiting for an Automated QA Engineer to join them on a permanent basis. The company has enjoyed significant YoY growth again and is looking to increase its testing capabilities.

Main Responsibilities
- Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback.
- Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases.
- Estimate, prioritise, plan and coordinate testing activities.
- Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools.
- Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs.
- Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved.
- Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs.
- Perform manual testing and building automated tests.
- Maintain test results.
- Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements.
- Monitor debugging process results.
- Investigate the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions.
- Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts.
- Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies.

Essential Requirements
- Proven work experience in software quality assurance.
- Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes.
- Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases.
- Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing.
- Hands-on experience with automated testing tools.
- Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting.
- Self-starter and team player, with the ability to challenge the way we work constructively and in the context of great customer experience.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Ability to think logically and methodically.
- Excellent level of IT/computer literacy. Good communication skills.
- Well organised with excellent attention to detail.
- Strong management and timekeeping skills.
- Hard working, ambitious and friendly.

Desirable skills
- Experience with usability, performance and/or security testing.
- Have an ISEB/ISTQB testing qualification.
- A keen interest in technology, with a focus in software, computing and telecoms.
- Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, or similar database technology.
- Experience working within ISO 9001 and IS0 27001.
- Ability to interact with and understand updates from applications and development engineers, and condense this information into a style appropriate for update recipients.

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply, please send me your CV in response to this advert for immediate consideration.

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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