SDET – strong technical QA skills + agile - Warrington

To £45k - Testing
Ref: 706 Date Posted: Friday 02 Jul 2021
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Suitable for:  Automation Tester / Automation Test Analyst / Software Developer in Test

Location:  Warrington or Nottingham

Salary:  To £45k

Our client is a successful software provider within the healthcare sector. They have an immediate requirement for an experienced SDET / Software Developer in Test / Automation Tester / Automation Test Analyst who strives to deliver good quality software and ensures that testing standards are adhered to at all times.

You will report to the QA Manager and become a key member of an agile team who is flexible and able to perform other activities such as write user stories, technically review code and troubleshoot problems.


  • Min 4 years’ experience commercial software testing experience as SDET / Software Developer in Test / Automation Tester / Automation Test Analyst
  • Technical testing skills and ability to test mobile, desktop and web-based applications
  • More than 3 years testing in agile environment

Desirable/Essential Skills:

As SDET / Software Developer in Test / Automation Tester / Automation Test Analyst, the following skills are desirable:

  • ISTQB qualification in software testing
  • University degree in Computer Science, similar technical degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to create SQL queries to interrogate/update a database
  • Knowledge of NOSQL based databases
  • Understanding and experience of XML and JSON and use relevant tools
  • Experience of 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
  • The ability to step through developer demo’s (including ability to read and understand code) on Developer PCs, as well as feeling confident to step through Unit tests with developers
  • Testing the integration hooks between modules, applications, and systems
  • Knowledge of Javascript based frameworks (e.g. Vuetify, React etc) with experience in creating automated functional tests
  • Experience of using, troubleshooting, and testing RESTful API’s
  • Experience with front-end automation tools, e.g., Selenium
  • Experience with load or performance testing tools would be advantageous

The Role: 

As SDET / Software Developer in Test / Automation Tester / Automation Test Analyst, the successful candidate will be able to self-organise and be able effectively communicate their position to all key stakeholders both within the agile team and with other peers from the wider QA and development teams. You will collaborate with the agile development teams to develop the necessary frameworks and tools in line with an automation-first approach to testing.

As the role will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Perform Test Automation and setting up frameworks on multiple application platforms including but not limited to API, Web, Mobile, and Desktop
  • Create & manage bug reports and communicate with the team
  • Able to build different test scenarios and acceptance tests
  • Work with deployments teams and resolving issues for the system
  • Be able to set up, maintain, enhance / extend and operate test automation frameworks
  • Identify quality tasks during team sprint cycle and think about testing and automation strategies and estimate test efforts and implement automation for new features
  • Act as a flexible member of an agile team who can perform other roles as appropriate
  • Assist in the planning, creation and control of the test environments and test data
  • Participate in the review of QA procedures and processes and provide recommendation for improvement to eliminate any redundancies in testing and improve efficiency
  • Innovate in best automation, Agile and continuous testing practices by trying new frameworks and technologies on the market and recommending their use
  • Mentoring the team and individuals on best automation practices, design and implementation

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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