Test Automation Engineer

Salary: £35,000 - £42,000

Location: Maidstone, Kent

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Description:

Our Maidstone based client is currently recruiting for a Test Automation Engineer. You will be tasked with creating, maintaining and executing test automation frameworks, and some manual testing responsibilities.


  • Provide test and automation leadership within the team
  • Imparting skills and knowledge to Test Engineers
  • Create, maintain and execute test automation frameworks
  • Work with business teams to implement pre-production and production automation test strategies
  • Work with business teams to define and document Load and Performance test strategies
  • Testing of Web APIs and Windows Services by means of automation
  • Create, maintain and execute manual tests where automation is not viable
  • Create, maintain and execute load and performance tests · Isolate software problems and produce clear and detailed bug reports
  • Verify work items against defined acceptance criteria
  • Provide clear and concise solution improvements for items under test

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:


  • Minimum 3+ years of experience developing experience as a test automation engineer
  • Experience of test automation methodologies, practices, and frameworks
  • Experience of C# and SpecFlow, or similar
  • Excellent knowledge of software testing technique
  • Experience in creating both manual and automated test plans and reports
  • Experience in load and performance testing


  • Experience in test automation utilising C# and SpecFlow specifically with Visual Studio
  • Knowledge of Mongo, Cassandra, Elasticsearch and SQL database technologies
  • Experience of working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Experience of virtualisation utilising Microsoft Azure, Virtual Machine Manager and Docker
  • Practical experience Azure DevOps, or similar ALM systems
  • Experience of automated deployment tools such as Octopus Deploy
  • Knowledge of DevOps, Continuous Integration and Automated Deployments
  • ISEB, ISTQB or iSQI Certified Tester – foundation\foundation agile level or above

Skills & Values:


  • Excellent analytical abilities with keen attention to detail
  • Methodical
  • Highly organised
  • Strong collaboration/team player
  • Willingness to step outside comfort zones


  • Mature approach to the business
  • Ability to communicate will all levels of the organisation
  • Logically minded


  • Pension
  • BUPA healthcare
  • Income protection
  • Car parking loans
  • Travel loans
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity
  • 25 days holiday

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