Software Test Engineer - Automation (Selenium/Cucumber)

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09 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017
Rob Jeal
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Software Test Engineer (Agile) - Permanent - Manchester - Up to £40,000

A fantastic opportunity to join our client who has a number of vacancies in their rapidly growing Test & Integration Team. They develop software using an Agile/Scrum methodology and the successful candidate will be involved fully in the software development lifecycle, working closely with the developers in an integrated team environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performing activities associated with integration, system and customer acceptance test phases of the system development lifecycle
  • Apply test skills and experience within the context of an Agile software development team
  • Defining test environment and tool requirements
  • Create and manage automated test scripts
  • Create and perform test manual test scripts
  • Contribute to the production of test strategies and plans
  • Report on status of test execution
  • Record defects/test issues and support the wider development team in their resolution.
  • Support the development team at formal and artefact reviews as necessary

Essential Skills:

  • Understanding of the Systems Engineering lifecycle, and demonstrable application of relevant Test methodologies and toolsets
  • Requirement verification and validation for software based systems
  • Test specification development
  • Test script preparation
  • Experience of Automated Test Tools such as Selenium, Cucumber

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience Working in an Agile/SCRUM/DevOps delivery model
  • Experience of deploying and configuring complex software under Linux
  • Knowledge of developing in a high level language such as C++/Java
  • Experience of Continuous Integration
  • Experience of scripting languages; Python, Perl
  • Understanding of virtualization (e.g. VMWare and Hyper-V)
  • Linux system administration skill

Personal Attributes:

  • Good interpersonal skills for customer and partner liaison
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good time management, organization and prioritization skills
  • An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation
  • A desire to learn and constantly expand your horizons
  • Ability to work closely with others in a small team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility
  • Willingness to travel if required


  • Degree in numerate subject desirable but not essential

Desired Experience:

  • Our client is looking for test & integration engineers, with professional experience
  • Experience of software testing and integration in a military or Government project background would be an advantage, but is not essential
  • A broad knowledge of Information Security "best practice" would also be useful

Hit the 'Apply now' button to apply and to discuss this role further. We will be delighted to hear from you!

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