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QA & Test Engineer

Swindon, Wiltshire

£42000 - £47000 per annum + Strong benefits package


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Quality Assurance and Test Engineer required for a leading UK organisation in Swindon. Focus around Functional, NonFunctional and Automated testing and someone able to lead process and coordinate a growing team.

The role of QA and Test Engineer will contribute to the delivery of the vision by leading the testing activities of technology solutions including designing test specifications, test execution and generating test reports, ensuring that released software is of the highest quality and fully meets the signed off user requirements. Through effective management of test resources (internal and external) and by working closely with the developers and application support analysts you will take responsibility for all aspects of testing and ensure all criteria of testing are fulfilled. You will also be required to advise and lead on implementation of an test automation strategy as well as ensure appropriate maintenance of our test environments and automation scripts is undertaken, monitoring automation test results as necessary.

As part of a growing team you will be tasked with the following responsibilities

Effectively establish proficient functional and automation testing methodology, offering continual enhancement.

Management capabilities and strong communication skills, to be leveraged across internal teams of both technical and functional specialists of differing levels of seniority.

Lead, develop and implement complex test strategies and frameworks.

Create replicable strategies surrounding QA, UAT and Automation testing that are aligned with overall organisational vision.

Take ownership of and ensure that test environments are appropriate to support the needs of the business and are adequately maintained to remain reflective of the Live environment.

Lead and champion Quality Assurance both within the team and across the wider organistaion.

Manage and coordinate internal resource and act as the key point of contact for external third parties engaged in the testing process, collaborating where necessary to achieve successful outcomes.

Maintain a strong awareness of product development and potential impact to test projects.

Collaborate with solutions architect, project managers, business analysts and subject matter experts to formulate robust test plans.

Interface and communicate with the software development team.

Ensure maximum awareness of any developments on a perproject basis, managing expectations of teams where needed.

Work effectively to identify challenges of test cases prior to potential escalation, mitigating impact.

We are specifically looking for experience in the following areas

Significant handson experience in test management in complex, dynamic environments.

Extensive experience across a number of testing disciplines (Regression, Integration, Web, System, Acceptance, UAT).

Highly experienced in evaluating functional and nonfunctional requirements for testability and suitability for automation.

Experience in defining and executing test scripts working with migrated data and interface APIs.

Excellent analytical capability with the ability to methodically evaluate information and develop recommendations.

Experienced in testing methodologies including:

Functional Testing: Unit Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, Acceptance Testing

Non Functional Testing: Performance Testing, Security Testing, Usability Testing, Compatibility Testing

Seniorlevel experience in testing APIs, CMS, and mobile applications.

Experience of testing for Infrastructure projects.

Evidence of relevant certifications (e.g. ISTQB, ITIL).

Automation testing skills required.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Knowledge of Test Automation frameworks/products.

Strong stakeholder management skills

In return we are offering a very competitive starting salary coupled with flexible working, strong benefits and the chance to work for an employer that promotes career progression and training for individuals. Get in touch today to register your interest.

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