Agile Automation Test Engineer x2

Sopra Steria Limited
GBP35k - GBP45k + 5% flex benefits
17 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type

Agile Automation Test Engineer x2

Salary: GBP35,000 - GBP45,000 + 5% flex benefits

Location: UK Mobile (Reading, Hemel Hempstead)

Role overview

Sopra Steria is currently looking for two experienced Agile Automation Test Engineers to join our growing Automation test division within our Commercial sector. We need technical experts who are up to date with the latest tools to help build our Automation capability in a variety of environments (Java, OpenSource, .NET etc). Ideally you will have a background in development and can code in SQL as we want you to be really hands on and getting to grips with customising tools to meet our clients needs.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast growing team and help us utilise the latest tech. This is a diverse environment where you can work on a range of projects with a host of different clients. We want you to continuously develop your skills and learn as much as you can to be the next leaders of our Testing community.

Essential skills

  • Must be highly motivated to engage team members and stakeholders to add value to the process and product
  • Is able to self-manage and adopt a range of test approaches
  • Has worked as an Automation Tester or Developer
  • Knows the value of exploratory testing and is able to create the right conditions for it to succeed
  • Has a track record of continuous attention to technical excellence
  • Must be willing to learn new skills and be comfortable with agile principles
  • Knowledge and practical application of one or more tools/languages used to automate tests, for example (but not limited to):
    • Java/JS/Ruby/C# - based automation stack
    • Selenium Webdriver (not IDE)
    • Gherkin/GWT/Rspec
    • Cucumber/Protractor/Jasmine/Karma
    • Capybara/Watir
    • SpecFlow/Specsfor

Desirable skills

  • Knows the difference between, and value of, TDD and BDD
  • Has experience of database testing and data manipulation (SQL)
  • Knows about the context driven' school of testing
  • Real experience of agile testing with BDD or ATDD
  • Experience of testing within a CI and CD environment
  • Testing tools and automation: broad experience of the tools mentioned
  • Confident, team player
  • Knowledge and practical experience of the following tools:
    • Junit
    • Jmeter/Performance test tools
    • Jira (and other Atlassian tools)
    • Git
    • Jenkins

About us

Sopra Steria, European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings in the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development and Business Process Services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges.

Sopra Steria is committed to establishing and maintaining a working environment which is free from discrimination and which values all employees as individuals. All employees and prospective employees are selected, recruited, trained and promoted solely on the basis of their skills and behaviour.