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End to End Automation Analyst

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 29/12/2017
  • Job reference: J379363A

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E2E Automation Analyst

3-6 months



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.



  • 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.


  • 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
  • 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

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance

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