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Automation Tester

  • Salary: £350 - £400 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 03/11/2017
  • Job reference: J374828A

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Automation Tester


3 months

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves 21 million customers across five countries. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative technology to give customers a better TV experience.

Without the skills of our brilliant in-house Technology team, these game-changing innovations wouldn't be possible. They develop pioneering products and services to give every one of our customer's experiences they'll love - when and wherever they want. As Sky grows, we're seeking talented and passionate Test Engineers to join our team.

Who you'll be working with

Based in Leeds, our Technology team is one of the largest technical hubs in the UK. It's a strategic location for our business and offers a vibrant place to live and work.

Our new teams have a real 'start up' feel and there's loads of room for development. You'll have the chance to use cutting edge tools and technologies to create rich user experiences; all whilst working in an Agile environment.

The perks

At Sky, we're committed to providing great rewards to the people who drive our success, and that's not just with a competitive salary and generous annual leave. You'll also benefit from a free Sky+HD premium package, an excellent pension scheme, private health care and a share save scheme. There's a vast range other benefits too that you can tailor around your personal needs.

Your key responsibilities

You'll work to ensure software is delivered to an excellent standard within a busy agile team, to whom quality is of the highest priority.

  • Responsible for ensuring features meet specified requirements.
  • Ensure that User Experience is given the same high consideration as technical function.
  • Work both independently and in cooperation with the development team to build upon and maintain a robust and efficient automated test suite.
  • Be actively involved in the team and projects as a whole and make recommendations where necessary in order to help improve or amend process.
  • Maintain an awareness of test coverage and provide solutions in order to address any shortfalls.
  • Participate in the continuous delivery of quality code in alignment with the business objectives
  • Interpret and negotiate business requirements in order to deliver high quality, customer focused testing solutions.

Your skills

  • Experience testing software in a true agile delivery environment
  • Writing fast, effective automated tests suitable for use in a continuous delivery pipeline
  • Good understanding of Test Automation tools (Selenium, Webdriver, wdio, Cucumber or equivalent)
  • Strong in at least one Object Oriented Programming language such as Java
  • Test automation framework best practice (reusable components, page object etc)
  • Experience in test Automation in CI Pipelines (Go, Hudson, Jenkins etc.)
  • Terminal and CLI tools (Bash, shell etc.)
  • Experience in Git & version control preferable
  • Understanding of Cloud Hosting platforms (AWS, Heroku, CloudFoundry etc.)
  • Understanding of web technologies (REST, JavaScript, Node/NPM, React or similar)
  • Understanding of Microservice based architecture preferable
  • Strong initiative and able to work unsupervised
  • Experience using defect & project tracking software (JIRA, Waffle)
  • Non Functional Testing experience preferable, including tooling (JMeter, Pally, Gatling)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Clear understanding of what constitutes Quality software
  • Good team player with strong desire for collaboration
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills

If you're ready to challenge yourself and make a positive impact for our customers, apply today.

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

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