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Software Automation Tester

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Salary: £400 - £410 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Testing


Senior Software Automation tester required by our leading client in Aldershot Hampshire.
You will part of a small core team working on Software Automation, ensuring the software is verified and validated against the criteria set out in the functional and non- functional specifications by defining test cases and ensuring their execution.
Automation / Manual / Selenium / Azure / Devops / Webdriver / Testng / Java / SOAPUI
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Produces automation test scripts materials and regression test packs to test new and amended software or services.
Specifies requirements for environment data resources and tools. Interprets executes and documents complex test scripts using agreed methods and standards.
Provides detailed analysis of all testing carried out on the environment ensuring all bugs risks and issues are logged correctly.
Actively provides feedback to senior QA management which may result in new working practices or general QA improvements.
Mentors coaches and coordinates a small group of less experienced QA Analysts ensuring they have the skills and knowledge in order to perform their roles.
Produces test scripts materials and regression test packs to test new and amended software or services.
Specifies requirements for environment data resources and tools. Interprets executes and documents complex test scripts using agreed methods and standards.
Provides detailed analysis of all testing carried out on the environment ensuring all bugs risks and issues are logged correctly.
Actively provides feedback to senior QA management which may result in new working practices or general QA improvements.
Mentors coaches and coordinates a small group of less experienced QA Analysts ensuring they have the skills and knowledge in order to perform their roles.

EXPERIENCE


- Minimum of 5 years experience in a Software Development or Testing environment including experience with current software testing methodologies functional testing integration testing and user acceptance testing.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS


- Demonstrate effective communication processes meeting demands of both PSE Test and Assurance Office of Technology Management (OTM) and program / project requirements.
- Ensure that knowledge is kept up-to-date with all relevant updates/releases to products.
- Working knowledge of HP toolset.
- Use of appropriate tools for change control risks and issues.
- Good knowledge and understanding of testing market.
- Knowledge of CMMi/TMMi/ ISO useful.
- Provide focused accurate and exact data analysis.
- Knowledge of min. 2 programming languages.
- Theoretical and practical knowledge of object oriented development approaches.
- Strong software application skills (MS Excel Access Word PowerPoint Project).
- Develop and maintain documentation.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Principles of ISTQB.
- Principles of Agile.

PROFESSION COMPETENCIES

  • Accuracy/Attention to Detail
  • Agile Development
  • Business Acumen
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Configuration Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Info. Security Technologies
  • Managing Change
  • Standards/Procedures/Policies
  • System Development Life Cycle
  • System Testing Tools
  • Systems Thinking
  • Tech. Writing/Documentation
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS


- University degree or equivalent preferably in Computer Science Engineering Mathematics or similar.
- ISEB Foundation qualification or recognised country-specific qualification desirable.

Information
Automation with knowledge of writing Gherkin scripts and some manual testing skills essential
Tools in use include UFT (Essential) Selenium Azur Devops, Webdriver/TestNG/Java, SOAPUI, Jenkins, ALM & Jira
Typical DevOps sprint environment with 2-week cycles
Understanding of automation running overnight daily
May need to produce some test plans and project documentation

Optional (preferable)
Risk Based & Model based testing knowledge desired
Requirements Traceability Matrix skills desired
Devops/Continuous Integration knowledge desired
On certain projects, some testing will be on hardware

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

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