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Automation Test Engineer

Shoreham-by-sea, Sussex
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

EQ is a leading international provider of shareholder, pension, remediation and credit technology. With over 5,000 employees, it supports 37 Million people in 120 countries. EQ's purpose is to care for every customer and simplify every transaction, delivered with less of an impact on the environment.

EQ's vision is to be the leading global share registrar, offering complementary services to its client base.

This is an excellent opportunity for a credible QA test automation engineer with exemplary stakeholder management skills. The QA test automation engineer is focused on the delivery of quality software across all of the Equiniti product set. The holder of the role is to provide technical test solutions that supplement and enhance the manual testing efforts and is responsible for designing, creating, maintaining and executing functional and non-functional tests for both manual testing and automation.

Business Function

Equiniti keeps things running smoothly for some of the best known brands in the UK. Over half of FTSE100 Boards rely on us to manage their reputation, stakeholders and to build business value. Our technical solutions, insight and expertise guide the life of a PLC, with registration and company secretarial services supporting 20 million shareholders, the management of employee share plans and delivering corporate actions alongside unique investor insight. We build confidence and stability, allowing businesses to focus on what matters most to them.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the maintenance test automation strategy and framework using that supports internal and customer-facing solutions

  • Provide input into defining the appropriate test approach and strategies in collaboration with the Test Manager to ensure effective test preparation and execution is produced for both manual and automated testing.

  • Determine the adequate level of test coverage in collaboration with the Test Manager, Solution Analysts and Business Users and provide input into the testing estimates.

  • Support the Test Manager in defining the entry and exit criteria to the appropriate test phases and make recommendations.

  • Understand the functional and technical requirements of the various products supported in order to prioritise the roll out of test automation.

  • Understand requirements, design specifications and convert them into test scripts.

  • Provide the creation and execution of test scripts both manual and automated.

  • Analyse test results to ensure data integrity and accuracy.

  • Conduct test reviews throughout the development lifecycle, to identify any artefacts that are not fit for purpose.

  • Create and maintain automation test libraries ensuring function ability as applications are modified.

  • Responsible for logging and tracking defects, and will work closely with developers, project managers, and product managers to ensure quality testing is taking place in a timely manner.

  • Provide effective communication to all stakeholders to support the delivery of the test activity.

  • Maintain a high degree of knowledge on current technologies, tools and software test methodologies.

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across Equiniti UK, Equiniti US and Equiniti India delivery teams.

  • Adherence to all Regulatory, Security and Compliance requirements

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Proven QA automation experience, in particular

    • experience in system level testing using Java, Selenium, Cucumber and Gherkin

    • experience in REST and SOAP services usage and testing (HttpClient, Postman, soapUI)

  • Strong understanding of automation frameworks and workflows, in particular

    • designing tests based on mock-ups, specifications and acceptance criteria

    • experience in version control systems (SVN and GIT)

    • experience in continuous testing in Jenkins and/or Azure DevOps

  • Strong SQL scripting skills

  • Experience of waterfall (V-model) and agile methodologies across multiple projects.

  • Experience in use of defect management tools, in particular Team Foundation Server

  • Experience of cross browser/device, responsive and accessibility testing.

  • Experience in the financial sector preferred

  • Experience in training onshore and offshore resources would be an advantage.

  • Ability to communicate about IT and technology in plain-English and in non-technical terms to colleagues and Clients.

  • Ability to work calmly when under pressure

Required Skills

  • Automation of functional testing

  • Java, Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin

  • Version control systems (GIT, SVN)

  • IntelliJ IDEA IDE

  • Jenkins, Team Foundation Server, Azure DevOps

  • MS SQL

Desirable Skills

  • V-model

  • REST and SOAP services testing

  • Non-functional testing

  • Knowledge and experience of

    • Tests parallelization using Selenium Grid

    • Containers like Docker

    • Containers-orchestration system like Kubernetes

EQ Benefits

  • 28 days + 8 bank holidays.

  • A cash payment annually towards flexible benefits, e.g. dental insurance, gym membership, the above extra holiday etc.

  • 4 x Life Assurance.

  • Company sick pay (2 months full pay, 2 months half, following probation).

  • Matched pension scheme up to 10%

  • Discounts with major retailers (EQ Wins).

  • Maternity or adoption leave of 3 months full pay, with return to work bonus / 2 weeks paid paternity leave.

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  • Job Reference: 706416446-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Equiniti
  • Location: Shoreham-by-sea, Sussex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent