Senior Automation Test Analyst - Surrey

Reigate, Surrey
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
14 Nov 2016
12 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Senior Automation Test Analyst
Location: Reigate
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Job Type: Full time

The client is a fast growing organisation who are currently seeking to recruit a highly skilled and dynamic Senior Automation Test Analyst to join their vibrant team based in Surrey.
This is an exciting opportunity for career progression.

Major duties will involve as follows:

* Lead the testing on IT projects, help reduce delivery times by shaping, leading and delivering an automation focused test strategy. These projects may be developed using either an agile or waterfall model so experience of both of these processes is essential.
* Liaise and work with the development team to create a strategy for moving towards a dev ops model of continuous build and test.
* Coach Team members, set objectives, recommend training and assist Test Manager with career development of staff. Manage performance of team members.
* Develop and maintain a suite of automation test packs that can be used to assist the test team in all areas of testing.
* Actively look for opportunities to use automation as early as possible In IT projects to increase productivity of the test team. Promote the use of automation within the business by for example running demonstrations and providing help guides.
* Manage automation development work. Provide estimates, plan tasks and track progress against plans.
* Define and enforce the development standards to be adopted by automation analysts.
* Organise the maintenance of an automation regression test pack using a mixture of tools and techniques as appropriate. Work with project managers and testers to ensure that regression test pack is kept up to date.
* Ensure that the tools and automation assets are clearly and comprehensively documented at all times.
* Design, develop and implement the automation approach and test scripts. Supervise and train team members in the use of automation tools. Contribute to and define the automation strategy required for each Project. Create automation scripts in programming mode and custom functions and maintain updates to the scripts and object repository.
* When instructed install, customize and administer functional and non-functional tools. Troubleshoot any issues encountered, evaluate and perform upgrades on any of the tools in the Mercury test suite with conjunction with suppliers.


* Recommend to the test manager the assignment of automation team members to project test teams id necessary. Assign tools and automation team members to automation development tasks.
* Assist the Test Manager with recruitment.
* Assist the Test Manager with recommendations for software, services and consultancy for Testing.

Main abilities and experience for this position:

* At least 5 years' experience of working with test automation.
* Excellent understanding of the testing life cycle with experience of using various Automation testing tools which must include QTP or UFT. Experience of HP Quality Centre and Selenium, while not essential would be useful.
* Excellent understanding and experience of using test automation on both agile and waterfall.
* Proven experience of using automation during the test phase of IT projects.
* This approach must include defining the approach test strategy as well as writing and executing automation scripts.
* Proven experience of Systems Testing. Experience of Non Functional Testing would be helpful. Experience of defining test approaches, test plans and test scripts is very important as well as experience of developing, executing and checking automated testing, writing reports and defect management.
* Experience in working in an environment where Dev ops practices are implemented would be helpful. Knowledge and experience of working with continuous build and test processes would also be helpful.
* Strong delivery focus, with proven experience of co-ordinating and delivering Testing for specific Projects and dealing with changes to scope and timing.

Good practical experience of either of the following is required:

* Proven experience of scripting in either VB scripts or preferably Java is essential

Key skills and working knowledge of the following:

* Webload or similar performance testing tool (e.g. Loadrunner)
* Quality Center
* Selenium
* Basic Unix
* Jenkins
* Cucumber

If you are interested in this position, please forward your details to us.