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Automation Tester

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Recruiter: LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Listed on: 9th May
Location: England
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Contract

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We currently have a vacancy for a Test Automation Engineer working on a flagship programme, delivering large scale Cloud Transformation in the UK. The engineers will be responsible for development and maintenance of automation test scripts and test reporting using both industry standard automation test suites and custom developed frameworks within a fully operational test system. The testing process will follow an agile development and release process that supports critical customer mission goals in the area of National Security using manual and automated testing techniques and tools.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work independently and as part of a team.

Key responsibilities:
*Work independently, or with a team of software and systems engineers; must be knowledgeable in industry-standard testing tools and methodologies.
*Edit, create, maintain, and debug automated test scripts written in Python, assist with creation of test plans, procedures and reports detailing the test process and infrastructure to appropriately assess that products/deliverables meet defined requirements.
*Use custom built automated test tools and operate in a secure environment.
*Edit and run automated test scripts, and create automated and manual test scripts for processes that are not yet automated.
*Maintain and enhance automated test scripts, as needed for applications in run & maintain
*Establish the test approach and defect tracking workflow (primarily automated tests, augmented with manual tests when necessary) for multiple development scrum teams
*Contribute to the scrum teams, participate in daily scrums, and be proactive on work tasks and obstacle resolution
*Must be a dynamic, innovative, self-starting problem solver that can operate with minimal supervision.
Key Skills
*6 years' test experience (or 5 years' experience with ISTQB Foundation Certificate in software testing).
*Excellent understanding of the Testing Lifecycle and the different types of testing such as Functional and Integration Testing.
*Demonstrable Systems Integration experience including integrating 3rd party systems or components.
*Able to understand existing Test Process and identify improvements and efficiencies.
*Experience of creating Test Cases based on requirements and design documents.
*Experience in Python, Robot Automation
*Extensive experience with software testing frameworks (e.g. Katalon Studio, Selenium, SoapUI, Junit, DART, or similar)
*Agile workload management and bug tracking (e.g. Jira, BitBucket, or similar)
*Must have a strong working knowledge of scripting and programming in current languages (e.g., Python, Java, C, C++, C#, Assembly, etc.)
*Experience working in a regulated environment testing
*Strong oral and written communication skills - ability to communicate with technical and non-technical team members.
*Self-motivated and willing to speak to colleagues to find out missing information;
*Enthusiastic, proactive, troubleshooting attitude with a willingness to learn new technologies;
Desired Skills and Experience:
*Working with large-scale and complex integration programmes;
*Performance testing and measurement of integrated systems.
*Organizing/supporting user acceptance testing (UAT) prior to Production deployment
*Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tools
*Negative testing concepts and risk assessment reporting
*Code quality scans (e.g., SonarQube)
Clearance Required: SC


Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks. LA International is a HMG approved ICT Recruitment and Project Solutions Consultancy, operating globally from the largest single site in the UK as an IT Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, LA International welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.

Award Winning LA International, winner of the Recruiter Awards for Excellence, Best IT Recruitment Company, Best Public Sector Recruitment Company and overall Gold Award winner, has now secured the most prestigious business award that any business can receive, The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade, for the second consecutive period.