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Automation Test Engineer (Python)

  • Salary: £400 - £450 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 19/07/2018
  • Job reference: SB09812

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Automation Test Engineer Profile

Essential skills:

  • Experience of working in an agile environment
  • Able to collaborate with different teams across the programme to promote a Quality Culture
  • Challenge decisions where necessary in a positive way
  • Design test strategies and test automation techniques
  • Develop and maintain automated tests and scripts to support efficient regression testing.
  • Able to understand, modify and maintain different levels of automation test pyramid
  • Experience in practices such as Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) - experience using VSTS builds would be an advantage.
  • Experience in Python, MS Build scripting
  • Experience of using or developing open source test tools and test frameworks
  • Experience of testing complex applications
  • Ensure engineering solutions meet the acceptance criteria as based upon the current requirements and specifications.
  • Utilize and promote use of the software development standards, testing and evaluation techniques defined by our software development organization, and contribute towards their improvement.
  • Design, organize and execute test strategy, test plans and test suites with focus on intended application workflows and in close cooperation with the Development Team.
  • Manage test data required by the test plan.
  • Track testing progress, proactively identify and escalate project risks.
  • Review test plans with focus on the intended application workflows, contribute technical expertise to ensure Test Plan completeness.
  • Find, explore, analyse and prioritize technical problems based on the importance to the end user and effect on overall product quality.
  • Document and report test results in a timely manner using provided systems for test result reporting and defect tracking.

Preferable skills:

  • Experience of software testing in the Cloud
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new technologies, keeps abreast of key developments in relevant technologies
  • Demonstrate an external test community footprint through conferences and blog post.
  • Awareness of software architecture, coding or scripting languages.
  • Make sure processes and systems are in place to generate quality both at code and application level

CVs must be submitted in the first instance, deadline for CVs is Tuesday 24th July.

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