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Automation Tester

Posted: 22/02/2018 | Location: Manchester | Reporting to: Head of QA

Degree 53 are an award-winning digital agency based in Manchester that specialises in crafting user focused multi-channel websites, mobile apps and backend solutions that deliver true value to our clients.

Our mission is to “Improve the digital experience for all” and we want an Automation Tester to join the team to help us achieve that goal by allowing us automate as much of our testing process as possible, allowing us to achieve even higher levels of quality.

We are looking for skilled individuals who share our values to join our exceptionally talented QA team. We value collaboration and creativity and want everyone to come up with ideas on how to create the best products for our clients; new and existing.

We want someone to work closely within a dedicated client team to deliver on time and within budget to the high quality we strive for. We have an existing suite of automated functional tests and are looking for someone to take ownership of these tests, define the roadmap and implement the updates.

If this sounds like you, keep reading...

Your responsibilities

You will take ownership of the existing automated functional tests which are currently written in C# using Selenium. You will evaluate the tests, how they are implemented and how their execution is integrated with our existing testing process. You will be responsible for defining the roadmap of continued improvement, along with implementing these changes and keeping the tests up to date with BAU work and new projects.

In addition to the project work we would like you to work with the other members of the QA team to educate them into the joys of automation to improve the quality across the company.

What we expect

You will work closely with QA and development to understand the existing solution we provide for our client and how this ties in with the automated tests.

Your position

You will sit within the QA team reporting to the Head of QA.

The skills you should have

  • At least 3 years working in automation testing of web apps
  • You must have knowledge in C# coding, working with with Specflow (BDD), selenium webdriver and understand the concept of page object model framework design. 
  • Experience of using source control, preferably with Git
  • Any history automating testing with native apps, iOS and/or Android is a significant advantage
  • Exposure to automating WinForms using tools similar to Winnium or Ranorex would be highly desirable
  • Experience of SCRUM or other Agile methodology is a bonus

Who we’re looking for…

  • An excellent communicator, both verbal and written
  • Experience in gambling is a nice to have but experience on similar scale and complexity system is needed
  • Someone who is adaptable and able to pick up new techniques
  • Enjoys keeping up to date with advances in web technologies and how they can be applied to projects
  • Hard working and willing to go above and beyond learning new skills
  • Love working as part of a team and collaborating with others
  • An interest in troubleshooting and problem solving

The good stuff...

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee of the month
  • Referral bonus
  • 25 days holiday a year in addition to bank holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Brand new state of the art office space with a cosy breakout area and Wii U and PS4 consoles
  • Regular social events
  • Monthly team lunches
  • City Centre location

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