Web API Tester (API QA experience essential)

The Collinson Group
London (South)
Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
A requirement has come up for an API QA Analyst to work within Collinson Group IT’s Lifestyle Benefits capability on a permanent basis at our central London offices, using rigorous testing to ensure software is delivered at the very highest quality possible, studying business and functional requirements to create then deliver appropriate test strategies for projects (with a focus on testing API’s). Working in an Agile environment, the Tester is responsible for reviewing user stories with the rest of the Delivery team to generate acceptance tests – the ideal candidate will have solid experience in both manual and automated testing, and should have had a focus on API testing in the past, specific experience with SoapUI, Swagger and/or Postman will be very beneficial. Previous experience of performance / load testing of web applications is also ideal. Key Responsibilities Produce appropriate test strategies for all assigned projects Prepare test cases corresponding to business and functional requirements Devise and carry out both manual and automated tests to ensure the quality of the software produced Use the appropriate test automation software to execute test automation scripts Set up test environments, and prepare Test Data and Test Case execution Provide the link between the development team and business representatives regarding testing and quality Prioritise, log and track issues in alignment with the Collinson methodology Drive results and high levels of colleague satisfaction Identify and communicate patterns to improve software development Help to maintain and develop automated test suites, aiming for constant improvement Knowledge, Skills & Experience API testing experience Comprehensive QA Analysis experience of successful project implementation in a software environment Demonstrable experience running both manual and automated testing Demonstrable experience of performance testing, in particular across critical web applications and cross platform/browser testing Experience with API tools: Soap UI, Swagger, Postman is highly desirable Experience of using testing tools, continuous integration tools and source control tools Analytical skills to demonstrate production of test cases Knowledge and experience of Agile methodology for project delivery. Experience of working across multiple delivery organisations practising distributed development in a global environment Experience of working multi-disciplined development teams, including external vendors and agencies providing services for projects. Excellent written & spoken English & interpersonal communication, with effective stakeholder management skills Experience working in a regulated environment preferable The Company Collinson Group is a global leader in shaping and influencing customer behaviours to drive revenue and value for clients. The group offers a unique blend of industry and sector specialists who together provide market-leading experience in delivering products and services across four core capabilities: Loyalty, Lifestyle Benefits, Insurance and Assistance. We have more than 25 years’ experience, with 28 global locations, servicing over 800 clients in 170 countries, employing 1,500 staff, and managing over 20 million end customers. We have been bringing innovation to the market since inception – from launching the first independent global VIP lounge access Programme, Priority Pass™ to being the first to sell direct travel insurance in the UK through Columbus Direct and creating the first loyalty agency of its kind in the travel sector with ICLP. Today we still invest heavily in innovation to ensure that we continue to deliver superior customer experiences. Benefits: PruHealth Vitality Private Health Scheme Company Pension Scheme Childcare Vouchers Season Ticket Loan Cycle to Work Scheme Life Assurance Permanent Health Insurance Travel Insurance discount VIP airport lounges at discounted rate Aviva (Employee Assistant Programme) This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/66884908