Job ID 332086
Automation Test Lead
Type of job: Permanent
Salary: up to £50,000 per annum
Staffline are continually looking to push forwards from a technological perspective and as such are bolstering the Staffline Digital team with an Automation Test Lead.
The Automation Test Lead Opportunity
As an Automation Test Lead, you’ll own and drive Staffline’s automated testing processes as well as lead the Testers with their day to day activities ensuring reliable and quality software is delivered to support the implementation of projects and Digital / business change into the Staffline Group.
What you’ll do as Automation Test Lead
This role involves working within an Agile Scrum environment, ensuring the right level of testing takes place to ensure quality solutions are delivered and that functional requirements, system compliance and technical specifications are met.
You’ll have full ownership of the automated testing processes and be responsible for the testing to ensure that appropriate and robust test plans, scripts, scenarios and test datasets are used in manual, exploratory and automated tests.
You’ll own of the defect management process to support project delivery, liaising with Developers to ensure efficient turnaround of defects. You’ll ensure environments and test data are appropriate prior to starting tests.
You’ll be responsible for planning and coordinating release activities.
You’ll manage and mentor the test team taking an overview of daily activities as well as training junior Testers in both technical and general testing.
Why choose Staffline and what’s in it for you?
At Staffline we know it’s important to reward our employees, which is why we are constantly evolving and growing our reward package. In addition to working with a brilliant, committed team of colleagues and accessing all our industry leading training, you’ll have access to the following:
25 days holiday as standard with an extra day for each year of service (up to 30 days max)
One celebration day per year to use however you choose (this is in addition to the 25 days annual leave entitlement)
6 monthly bonus (depending on personal and company performance)
Opportunities for flexible working
Four employee incentive schemes
Recognition initiatives including Instant Awards and monthly STARS awards
Online benefits platform offering savings and discounts with a huge number of high street and on-line retailers, health and financial wellbeing education
Dedicated wellbeing platform to offer physical and mental health support
Medicash (practical private medical support for day-to-day needs)
Access to Cycle to Work and Car Leasing schemes
Life Assurance of 4 times annual salary
Salary exchange pension scheme
Learning and development opportunities via our online Learning Experience Platform
What technical knowledge you’ll need to be successful as Automation Test Lead
Test automation, specifically C#, SpecFlow / BDD, Selenium, Visual Studio, Nunit and GIT, as well as browserstack/saucelabs or similar.
SQL and an understanding of database design.
Azure, configuration of function apps/app services in the Azure portal, the creation and maintenance of simple pipelines (Powershell skills are also useful), an understanding of how Azure storage servers work, especially queues and deployment of Azure resources (function apps etc.).
Adhoc API testing using Postman/Swagger as well as experience of writing coded API tests in an OO language and the ability to independently determine how to integrate with third party APIs using available documentation.
JMeter, able to analyse systems to produce JMeter test plans, write simple scripts to implement pre/post processors and able to execute tests and analyse results.
Test management including the creation of test strategies and the line management of Testers.
The preparation of test scenarios, test cases, as well as conducting manual functional tests on software applications, websites/mobiles and APIs.
You’ll also need:
The ability to identify, recommend and introduce suitable new processes and/or procedures to systems and processes.
Excellent communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills.
An ability to clearly articulate issues, challenge effectively and manage expectations.
A goal oriented and ‘can do’ attitude, tenacity, drive, initiative and creativity.
A high level of attention to detail and the desire to go the extra mile for your stakeholders.
An appetite and enthusiasm for being part of Staffline’s future