Automation Software Tester - 6 months contract

Summary:

As an Automation Tester, you will create, update and maintain automated end-to-end tests. You will be an instrumental part of our development team, you will have a wide range of responsibilities.
Reporting to:
Operations Manager / Dev lead
Location:
Stratford-upon-Avon or Remote also
Department / Division:
CCL Software solutions

Main Job Summary

As an Automation Tester, you will create, update and maintain automated end-to-end tests. You will be an instrumental part of our development team, you will have a wide range of responsibilities. Automated software testing should be a key part of your armoury and you will have great attention to detail and passion for the industry! The Automation Tester will be required to translate functional requirements and specifications into documented test plans, cases and steps as well as identify test cases that are suitable for automation. Some Manual testing will need to be will need to be undertaken but ultimately you will identify cases that can be automated. Ideally, you will have a strong understanding of working in an agile tech environment.

Main Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):
  • Understanding the business domain and user requirements to allow you to contribute to the technology solutions we provide.
  • Developing and executing test plans in an agile development environment.
  • Develop and configure automation tests and execute stability and performance tests.
  • Record test results, report and verify software bugs.
  • Oversee performance testing and present results for validation and analysis to Software Engineering teams.
  • Work with the Software Engineering team and Dev Ops to ensure timely delivery of features and applications for production releases.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential for this role as well as the ability to pickup new technologies quickly.
  • The Automation Tester will be required to translate functional requirements and specifications into documented test plans, cases and steps as well as identify test cases that are suitable for automation.
Required Skill Set & Experience:
Essential:
  • 3 - 4 years’ experience in an automated software testing role
  • Good Azure Devops Test plans experience
  • Networking
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Personable, team player and independent thinker
  • Organized with an attention to detail
  • Understanding of agile software development practices
  • Natural curiosity and good judgment
Desirable:
  • Understanding of automation frameworks and testing
  • Computer forensics or working in a forensic environment
  • Awareness of IT security issues and operating under an ISO quality system
  • Experience with different operating systems (i.e. Windows, Mac, and Linux)
  • An interest in technology and computers
  • Software development skills. e.g.C#, JavaScript, Java and an understanding of software development best practices

Education:

  • Relevant degree, NVQ/HNC/HND or similar would be advantageous
Core Role Competencies:

Personal attributes:

  • Positive and motivated attitude
  • Confident communicator
  • Team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Conscientious and reliable
  • Solution focused
  • Excellent social skills

Competencies (some or all of these MAY be assessed during the process)

  • Excellent level of knowledge of standard operating procedures
  • Good level of technical knowledge
  • Effective Communication
  • Personal Awareness
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Working
  • Accuracy of work
  • High attention to detail

Other Role Requirements:
  • Minimum 5 years UK residency
  • Full driving licence
  • Satisfactorily pass pre-hire and annual security clearance procedures in accordance with the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) National Vetting Scheme

CCL is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

If you would like to apply for this role please send us your current cv and a covering email.
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