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Test Consultant

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 10/07/2017
  • Job reference: J369577A

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Test Consultant require for an initial 3 month contract based in Croydon


  • Able to quickly understand the domain and the different users of the system and the external qualities they need.
  • Identify what to test to achieve those qualities
  • Knowledge of automation practices and where they help most
  • Understand the automation test triangle, how things go wrong and what right should feel like
  • Strong collaboration: 1 on 1 leading and guiding skills
  • Systems understanding - ability to reason about the system being built, what it is for and where its weak points could be
  • Ability to highlight debt when team slips
  • Ability to support a progressive methodology to quality improvement
  • Ability to code in Java or JavaScript
  • Ability to demonstrate what to test and where
  • Understanding of OWASP and implications for testing applications
  • Demonstrable ability to collaborate with developers


  • Understanding of open source testing tools, like Protractor, JMeter & RestAssured and commercial tools like BurpSuite
  • Commercial experience of CQRS and/or asynchronous systems
  • Experience of performance, operational and security testing
  • Rapid Software Testing course qualification
  • Experience of Continuous Delivery


  • We will not consider candidates who have predominately being working as WebDriver framework developers.
    We will not consider candidates who have been working outside of our tech stack for a year or more.
  • We will not consider candidates who cannot demonstrate that they can work at a tier lower than a User Interface.
  • We will not consider candidates who haven't worked with Web Services. REST is preferred. SOAP experience only is not a barrier to entry.

Our tech stack

  • Our back end services are built in Java (JavaEE)
  • UIs are built in JavaScript (AngularJS)
  • Databases are predominately SQL based
  • Infrastructure is on Azure
  • Infrastructure-as-code tooling is Ansible
  • CI systems are running Jenkins
  • Protractor to test Angular sites
  • WebDriver (sparsely) to test non-Angular sites
  • JMeter to load web end points
  • RestAssured to test REST contracts
  • BurpSuite to test applications for OWASP vulnerabilities

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance

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