Test Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Salisbury, South West
  • Posted 25th June 2018
  • £45000 - £60000 per Annum + Bonus, Pension, HC
  • Ref: 490321
Test Engineer required by market leading financial services organisations based on the outskirts of Salisbury. The Test Engineer will work closely with the business analysis and development teams, to ensure that the functionality of applications and changes are understood and that there is adequate test coverage of applications, processes and services, prior to their live/production release. This role will be key to understanding ensuring the quality of capabilities, needed to address business challenges.

Responsibilities
*Provide assistance testing on behalf of the business and technical teams/developers, to deliver new products, including web sites and portals, used by both customers and users. The position provides exposure to a broad range of related projects.
*Up-to-date expertise in testing practices and apply this to the execution and improvement delivery quality
*Support and align efforts to meet customer and business needs
*Communicate and manage relationships and expectations, to keep others up-to-date on testing progress, issues, etc.
*Stay current with testing and test tools needs and strategies; utilising formal and informal written communication methods (for example, emails, task lists, updates, etc.) to communicate updates and findings; and facilitating project meetings to update diverse audiences (management, customers, technical staff)
*Lead testing and participate in multiple projects by completing and updating relevant, related documentation; managing testing scope; following escalation paths; and maintaining customer and team relationships
*Facilitate process and design changes by conducting business and systems related testing; including testing coverage, test plans, development and running of scripts; ensuring data is reliable and valid; and partnering with internal and external customers, to ensure testing aligns with the business strategies
*Understand and negotiate the needs and expectations of stakeholders, with regard to testing

Required Skills
*Used to working on both medium and large-scale projects
*Proficient understanding of testing and QA processes
*Accomplished at running both manual and automated testing
*Strong technical and analysis skills to implement test plans and scripts, including capturing and amending automated scripts, use of files for data driven testing, and operation of testing tools, to provide automated test coverage
*Previous experience running test plans on customer processes, such as external customer sites/portals, mobile applications, digital journeys, etc.
*Experienced in testing techniques/practices such as Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), Test Driven Development (TDD), etc.
*Defined test environments and tools
*Implemented tools/methods/scripts to test interfaces/APIs
*Familiar with testing tools such as Microsoft Test Manger, Selenium, Postman, JMeter, etc.
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable
*Performed Performance and Load Testing
*Used to working within an agile-based, project deliveries
*Tested applications and services operating in the cloud (Azure or AWS)
*Ideally, experience working within Financial Services, on processes and solutions
*Ability to be proactive, without direct supervision & can work well as part of a fast-paced team

This fantastic opportunity comes with a salary from £50,000-£60,000 p/a for the right experience and offers a benefits package which includes a performance related bonus, pension, healthcare, free onsite parking and many more.

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