Automation Tester - Bristol

to £40k - Testing
Ref: 942 Date Posted: Wednesday 03 Aug 2022
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Suitable for:       Automation Tester, Automation QA or Automation Engineer with C# experience

Location:             Bristol / Hybrid

Duration:             Permanent

Salary:                 up to £40,000 p.a.

Please note that unfortunately, our client is unable to offer sponsorship

We are currently recruiting a skilled Automation Tester with C# experience for our client who is a leading software and services provider to the health and social care industry. The Automation Tester will be responsible for developing automated functional and non-functional test scripts to continuously improve the efficiency of our software development process and the quality of products.

Automation Tester essential skills/attributes:


  • Minimum of five years commercial software testing experience initially as a Manual Tester and latterly as an Automation Tester, Automation Engineer, Automation QA or similar
  • Technical testing skills and ability to test mobile, desktop and web-based applications
  • More than three years testing in an agile environment
  • Knowledge of C# based frameworks with experience in creating automated functional tests
  • Ability to create SQL queries to interrogate/update a database
  • Understanding and experience of JSON and use relevant tools
  • Experience in working with Development teams to test using test harnesses, e.g. Postman
  • The ability to test the engine of the software, testing the rules, logic, and data flow below the GUI
  • Testing the integration hooks between modules, applications, and systems
  • Experience in using, troubleshooting, and testing RESTful API's
  • Understanding of automation best practices
  • Experience writing automation scripts using front-end automation tools e.g., Selenium WebDriver, Appium, SpecFlow, NUnit Framework
  • ISEB/ISTQB Certification in software testing


  • Any experience with performance or load testing tools would be advantageous
  • An excellent ability to grasp new strategies, tactics and technical issues quickly
  • University degree in Computer Science, similar technical degree or equivalent experience

The Role:

The Automation Tester will be part of an agile team, involved in every step of the software development process, including:

  • Understanding the requirements of each product and system to test
  • Designing, reviewing, and developing code for micro-service, component and system-level testing
  • Being accountable for design and code reviews
  • Maximising the use and benefits of automated tests
  • Carrying out non-functional testing such as load and performance tests
  • Ensuring development and documentation standards are met
  • Work alongside SDETs to create and execute on multiple application platforms, like Mobile (iOS & Android), API, Web
  • Assist in the planning, creation and control of the test environments and test data
  • Working closely with the manual QAs to define test data requirements
  • Be able to build different test scenarios and acceptance tests
  • Analyse and communicate test results regularly
  • Create, report & manage bug reports working with the team
  • Support troubleshooting of issues with API's and applications
  • Work with the development team to develop a shared understanding of making the product and manual tests automatable
  • Assist in Manual QA activities as necessary
  • Be able to set up, maintain, enhance and operate test automation frameworks
  • Identify quality tasks during the team sprint cycle, estimate test efforts, and implement automation for new features
  • Pushing automation test artefacts to CI/CD build pipeline and maintaining successful build
  • Carry out performance and load test activities using tools like jMeter

Full Job description is available on request

To apply:  Please follow the online application process and upload your CV, in Word format

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK for your application to be considered (sorry, our client is unable to offer sponsorship).  Due to large numbers of applications, unfortunately we cannot provide detailed feedback to everyone, however, if you wish to find out how your application is progressing, please call or e-mail the office and someone will help you / get back to you.

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