Automation Tester (Python) - 6 Month Contract

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    Brentford, Middlesex

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  • Salary:

    £500 per day

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    Joe James

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  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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  • Startdate:

    6 Months

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Automation Tester (Python) - 6 Month Contract - Mass Media Company - West London - £500 per day

A UK broadcast and media giant is looking to hire an Automation Tester to join the software development team who are working on products used by their customers to give them a great experience when viewing online content and dealing with customers services and sales.

The team use cutting edge technology and you’ll be joining smart people, who are knowledgeable and passionate about technology, enjoy working closely together and use agile to ensure the projects succeed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Championing testing, effective test automation and good testing practices writing and executing effective
  • functional tests, carrying out exploratory testing
  • Automating functional and regression tests using well-structured maintainable code
  • Actively supporting agile development methods and best practices
  • Supporting and actively working towards test driven development and test automation
  • Helping to improve processes and procedures
  • Raising descriptive and useful bug reports
  • Quickly acquiring new testing skills and working with new technologies with little support
  • Working with other testers and teams to ensure the spread of good practices and knowledge
  • Assisting with the setting up and configuration of build and test environments

Skills and experience:

  • Testing rich graphical user interfaces
  • Working knowledge of test automation (coding), using Python essential
  • Planning, executing and maintaining automated functional tests 
  • Ability to design and execute effective test cases
  • Good knowledge of automation tools
  • Knowledge of the full software development and testing lifecycle in an Agile environment
  • Hands-on testing in Agile development environments (especially Scrum and XP) and Test Driven
  • Development
  • Proactive, diplomatic and clear communicator
  • Working knowledge of JSON and shell scripting
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Continuous Integration using Teamcity, Jenkins or Cruise Control

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Working in Pair Programming environments
  • Testing on devices
  • Using Squish
  • Using Linux
  • Knowledge of various test design techniques
  • Knowledge of defect and sprint tracking tools

Recruitment Process:

  • CV Review
  • Phone Interview
  • Completion of Unattended Test
  • Face to Face Interview in Osterley

Team Structure:

  • 1 Scrum Master
  • 3 QA’s
  • 4 Developers