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Automation Tester - Python, GUI

  • Salary: £420 - £460 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, London
  • Sector: Testing
  • Date posted: 23/11/2016
  • Job reference: J356053A

Automation Tester - Python, JSON, Linux, E2E, Jenkins, Agile, Teamcity

Fantastic Opportunity for an experienced Automation Tester to join one of the world's leading Media and Broadcast giants.

The duration of the contract is for an initial 3 months, located over in Osterley.


As an Automation Tester, you'll be knowledgeable and passionate about technology, enjoy working closely with other smart people and use agile to ensure your projects succeed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Championing testing, effective test automation and good testing practices writing and executing effective functional tests, carrying out exploratory testing
  • Automating functional and regression tests using well-structured maintainable code
  • Actively supporting agile development methods and best practices
  • Supporting and actively working towards test driven development and test automation
  • Helping to improve processes and procedures
  • Raising descriptive and useful bug reports
  • Quickly acquiring new testing skills and working with new technologies with little support
  • Working with other testers and teams to ensure the spread of good practices and knowledge
  • Assisting with the setting up and configuration of build and test environments

Requirements/ Skills:

  • Experience testing rich graphical user interfaces
  • Experience and working knowledge of test automation (coding), using Python essential
  • Plan, execute and maintain automated functional tests
  • Experience of and ability to design and execute effective test cases
  • Good knowledge of automation tools
  • Knowledge of the full software development and testing lifecycle in an Agile environment
  • Experience of hands-on testing in Agile development environments (especially Scrum and XP) and Test Driven Development
  • Proactive, diplomatic and clear communicator
  • Working knowledge of JSON and shell scripting
  • Experience of Exploratory Testing
  • Experience of Continuous Integration using Teamcity, Jenkins or Cruise Control
  • Worked in Pair Programming environments would be a plus
  • Experience of testing on devices would be a plus
  • Squish experience desirable
  • Knowledge of various test design techniques
  • Knowledge of defect and sprint tracking tools
  • Experience of Linux

Behaviors Sought:

  • Communicates ideas and information clearly and concisely
  • Listens to, understands and interprets information/instructions correctly
  • Anticipates and provides sound arguments to support ideas/actions/initiative
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of the requirement, and knowledge of sources and research methodology
  • Filters information and selects what is significant
  • Has confidence on own judgement whilst knowing when to refer to a more senior level
  • Able to understand and appreciate different/opposing perspectives on an issue
  • Able to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change
  • Takes care to maintain and develop existing relationships
  • Works harmoniously with a wide range of people and deals sensitively with contributors as well as with colleagues

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.

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