Senior Automation Analyst


An award winning software house looking for talent to join our growing QA Department

We’re looking for talented and enthusiastic Senior QA Test Analysts to help us expand our automation capabilities

Reporting to dynamic leadership, committed to developing their people, we’re looking for those with a genuine passion for delivering great software.

This role will suit a driven candidate who strives to improve processes and quality, with a passion for excellence. You will be someone who will play a pivotal role in furthering the Access testing culture.


Main Responsibilities

Advise and guide all quality stakeholders on the QA approach the wider team should take, to deliver quality deliverables.
Working in an Agile environment, own, manage or be accountable for specific projects and quality deliverables.
Co-ordinate resource or workloads where appropriate on specific projects or deliverables.
Follow, and help peers to follow, the agreed QA process and approach for both manual and automated testing, in order to align with the test & business strategy.
Ensure manual testing is designed and executed to a high standard, taking an approach suitable to an agile, fast-paced environment, according to the product teams’ definitions of done.
Design and execute static reviews, in line with the department’s QA approach.
Follow a risk-based approach taking into account commercial factors, make risk-based recommendations and decisions on quality, priorities and releases and manage quality risks.
Where appropriate, write, develop and maintain automated Test Scripts within the Automation Framework to ensure maximum coverage, quality and scalability across products.
Drive the development of test processes and improvements.
Report to the QA Lead on progress and areas of risk, including metrics where requested.
Work in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures.
Skills and Abilities

Essential

Experience in test automation (we use the Robot Framework)
Solid understanding of how to structure automation to achieve robust, efficient and scalable test packs, including the automation infrastructure required.
Experience of keyword-driven or scripted acceptance testing (e.g. Selenium).
Working knowledge of version control systems such as Git or SVN etc
Experience of creating automation packs from the bottom up
Experience of Data driven testing
Strong experience of working in a fast-paced, Agile environment.
Stong experience of working with SaaS or web-based products.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent understanding of Risk and how to manage it, including Risk-based Testing.
Comprehensive testing experience and excellent understanding of test approaches and techniques, including specific approaches for Saas products.
Strong experience of taking end to end ownership of quality deliverables.
Ability to work autonomously, demonstrating strong, risk-based decision-making capabilities.
Pragmatic, positive, competitive, assertive, commercially aware and driven to continuous learning/improvement.
Good understanding of how to design and execute static/requirements reviews.
Experience of developing QA processes and improvements within a fast moving, agile environment
ISTQB/ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

Desirable

T-SQL - experience of writing basic queries
Knowledge of Continuous Integration
Non-functional testing (performance/load/volume preferably)
Experience of Mobile Automation testing using frameworks such as Appium or Calabash
Experience of using JIRA
Job reference information
Advertiser The Access group
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