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End to End Automation Analyst

  • Salary: £480 - £520 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 17/05/2017
  • Job reference: J363955A

Role: End to End Automation Analyst
Duration: 3-6 months
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Osterley, West London

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves over 22 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we're not stopping there. We're home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.

Description

As an End to End Automation Analyst you will be a disciplined professional that displays technical aptitude and will possess a level of business acumen. You will work within the Content Discovery Department, testing End to End solutions that provide metadata and discovery services for the Sky Q platform. The role will mainly focus on Functional automation testing but with the ability to help with Non Functional if required.

Responsibilities

Team

  • Work with the test manager and delivery teams to Identify and write acceptance criteria.
  • Analyse the Impact of stories on end-end functionality and Identify the test criteria for end-end coverage
  • Involve in end-end analysis of the product design
  • Collaborate with developers to ensure that completed user stories satisfy all the acceptance criteria and edge cases
  • Collaborate with developers notifying them of defects discovered.
  • Collaborate with developers to set-up and maintain suitable test data.
  • Co-Ordinate with deployment team for releases and support the releases.
  • Manage and operate a QA environment including builds and deployment.
  • Work as part of the team to support and maintain the live product.
  • Work as part of an effective self-organizing, cross-functional and disciplined team to achieve repeatable success. Recognise that team success is more important than individual success.
  • Abide by a set of 'norms' that help govern team behaviours and interactions.
  • Participate in the team with the right level of respect and professional behaviour.
  • Work in the team to achieve consensus agreement and binding decisions.
  • Demonstrate ownership and responsibility by making commitments to the team about what you will achieve and communicate honestly about what has been achieved. Make any obstacles visible.
  • Pursue learning and new skills.
  • Share knowledge with the team.
  • Work in the team to continuously improve process and behaviour through regular reflection and adaptation.

Process

  • Ensure user stories are analysed to consider the new functionality changes and regression impact on existing behaviour of product.
  • Verify the quality and coverage of Automation test suite and non-functional coverage.
  • Design aggressive and thorough system and integration tests. Review the tests written by your colleagues.
  • Automate as many of these tests as possible, using appropriate tools. Execute any manual exploratory testing which may be necessary.
  • Take ownership of the defect lifecycle, ensuring that all issues are recorded, tracked and resolved appropriately.
  • Be able to test failure scenarios and help the teams to design circuit breakers and fail in favour of the customer

Required Behaviours / Skills

The right candidate will have a track record in:

  • Creating and implementing end-to-end automation framework for APIs; developing test packs and libraries
  • Writing automated tests and test sequences against services and APIs
  • Developing and maintaining modular, robust, scalable, reusable, data driven automated test solutions
  • Setting up continuous Integration and Continuous delivery pipelines for projects
  • Testing large integrated systems with a high degree functional complexity.
  • Testing services and APIs using XML, JSON
  • Must have extensive Automation experience
  • Should have experience of non-functional testing. Ideally tool experience of Soasta, Gatling Jmeter or Performance Centre (Load Runner).
  • Being highly motivated and a capable team member.
  • Establishing credibility with peers.
  • Collaborating within a team to reach consensus about technical solutions, weighing up options clearly and concisely.
  • Sharing knowledge and learning from peers.
  • Being able to interact confidently with people from other disciplines and domains, in particular Product Sponsors, Product Owners, stakeholders, customers and users.

The right candidate will exhibit the following behaviours:

  • Someone that demonstrates active and conscious awareness of their environment, sensing and anticipating situations and being able to ask the right questions at the right time.
  • An open and honest communicator.
  • Someone that is comfortable with change, able to fail fast, learn quickly, and be able to adapt to new challenges.
  • Rigorous and disciplined approach to exploratory software.
  • Consistent attention to detail.
  • Be readily accountable and hold other team members accountable.
  • Innovative and a source for ideas.

Experience in the following is required:

  • Languages: Java, Ruby, Python, Perl
  • Test frameworks: Cucumber, Cucumber-JVM, SOAPUI, TestNG/Junit, Jmeter, Gatling, Protractor
  • Web Automation: Selenium Web driver, Wtir Web driver
  • Mobile Automation: Appium, Calablash
  • Dev tools: Memcache, Hazelcast cache, Kafka
  • Version Control Platform: Git, Subversion, Perforce
  • Database: Postgres, SQL, Hbase
  • Devops Tools: Docker, Tomcat/nginx, Cachet, Nagios, Chef
  • Scrum, Extreme Programming or another agile approach.
  • User-centric approaches.
  • Performance testing tools
  • Jira
  • VMWare.
  • Basic Unix / Linux skills.

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.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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