Senior Automation Test Specialist

EasyWeb NFP
£44,021 to £53,804 per annum plus benefits
18 Feb 2019
03 Mar 2019
Candidate Services
Full Time
Contract Type
Senior Automation Test Specialist 

Our client is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Their Quality Assurance (QA) team are part of their Applications Development team, which includes their Quality Assurance, Software Development, and Technical Analyst teams. 

Position: Senior Automation Test Specialist 
Location: Cambridge (Commutable from Alconbury, Bedford, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge North, Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Ely, Fen Drayton, Fenstanton, Histon & Impington, Hitchin, Huntingdon, Longstanton, Milton, Newmarket, Northstowe, Oakington, Orchard-Park, Royston, Saffron Walden, Somersham, St Ives, St Neots, Stevenage, Swavesey, Waterbeach, Wyton and surrounding areas) 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Salary: £44,021 to £53,804 per annum plus benefits 
Benefits: Excellent contributory pension scheme, generous paid holidays, 35-hour (for full-time staff) working week, learning and career development, subsidised staff restaurant (Cambridge office), staff sports and social club, free private healthcare plan, income protection scheme, critical illness insurance, life assurance, free on-site parking (Cambridge office), season ticket, car/motor cycle and cycle to work schemes, membership subscription, employee assistance programme, eye-care at work scheme, wellness initiatives, flexible work environment, employee recognition, long service awards, membership subscription to professional body and our client, two discounted staff flats on-site (Cambridge office) and more. 

Closing Date: 03 March 2019 

About the role: 

Our client is looking for a Senior Automation Test Specialist to join them on a permanent full-time (35-hour week) basis. You will be conveniently based at their Science Park Cambridge office (free onsite parking, close to the guided busway and Cambridge North train station). 

As a Senior Automation Test Specialist for our client, you will create and maintain manual and automation test processes, which will successfully validate the behaviour of software products. This role in Test is much more than just a tester; it is all about testing and developing scripts to analyse the functionality of their infrastructure. You will be a key member of their QA team, reporting to their QA Team Lead, and working with their Senior QA Specialist and Junior QA Specialist who are responsible for QA testing all of their software products. 

About you: 

- Experience of automation testing in enterprise environments, including the ability to creating automation-testing frameworks from scratch. 
- Advanced capability with test automation tools, e.g. Xunit, Selenium able to manage test automation execution cycles. 
- Able to script / program and knowledge of good programming practices e.g. C#. 
- Experience of continuous integration e.g. TeamCity or similar. 
- Experience of working in Agile / DevOps environments and familiar with SCRUM/Kanban. 
- Experience of working in a Cloud environment e.g. AWS. 
- Experience of functional testing of API’s. 
- Experienced software tester with an understanding of the interrelationship between data and software. 
- Attention to detail, with a logical approach to problem solving and an investigative and inquisitive mind. 
- An understanding of user needs, articulated through user stories, and a business outcome approach. 
- A professional attitude and able to build and maintain relationships with our customers and demonstrate customer focussed behaviour at all times. 
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and able to explain technical concepts equally to customers with a level of technical understanding to those without. 


- Load and performance testing. 
- ISEB Practitioner Certificate in software testing. 
- Good practical experience of JIRA. 

Our client will support your development and reward your contribution with excellent benefits. 

You may have experience of the following: Automation Test Specialist, Automation Test Analyst, Test Analyst, Automated Testing, Test Engineer, Automation Tester, QA Tester, Software Tester, Quality Assurance, Project Testing, Systems Analyst, etc.