QA Analyst

Reed Technology
Covent Garden
£45000 per annum
12 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Reporting to the QA Lead, you will be part of a team working on the full development lifecycle. You will be highly skilled agile tester with expertise in writing automated tests using Selenium Webdriver(C#). You will own testing for your scrum team which includes manual testing and writing automated tests. What you'll do. Reporting to the QA Lead, you will be part of a team working on the full development lifecycle. Involved from concept to completion you will help define user stories and set the scope and strategy for testing them. You'll create acceptance tests, define charters for exploratory testing and organise testing sessions and releases. Where sensible you'll develop automated tests and work with the team to make sure we have the right unit and integration test coverage. You'll also help the team to establish and maintain best practices for testable software. Being such an awesome tester, you'll run tests yourself and find the trickiest bugs. You'll be joining one of several cross-disciplinary teams, observing the agile Scrum methodology and working closely with the QA team, UX, UI, developers, DBDs, Front-end (HTML/CSS) experts, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and, just occasionally, with Marketing. What you'll need Experience with web testing including functional and API testing Experience in agile methodologies (e.g. scrum, kanban) Experience of exploratory testing Experience with Regression testing and User Acceptance Testing Ability to delegate testing and motivate Experience with defect logging, escalation and monitoring Experience in designing, developing and maintaining automated scripts for black and white box tests Ability to establish a technical understanding of the system under test Experience managing the execution and reporting of automated test suites Ability to collaborate with and present improvement and ideas to other members of the test team Other desirable skills Exposure to source control (git) Programming experience Understanding of what API testing is Experience testing mobile apps (IOS, Android) Exposure to Selenium Webdriver Familiarity with BDD Use of Jira What you'll get We're big believers in encouraging creativity. In fact,10% of your time is dedicated to your personal development. Similarly, we run 'Hackdays' throughout the year, giving our development teams a chance to build something new from scratch. So whether it's an idea for an innovative new app, or a ground-breaking new site you want to build, you'll have every opportunity to reach your potential. We've also been known to send people away on holidays (Australia, Paris, A Place With A Sunny Beach We Can't Remember The Name Of), activity days, team building events, posh local breakfasts, and scaling the O2, to name a few. Oh, and there's also free fruit and Nespresso coffee on tap. If you like that kind of thing… This role isn't right for you if… You don't want to move your career forward You just want a detailed spec handed to you so you can sit in the corner by yourself You don't like using your brain to solve complex problems You just want to spend all of your day testing actual software You love writing and running long test scripts You don't like arguing with developers You're not amused by giant, inflatable, remote controlled fish You're more of a Sunday person Other benefits include up to 30 days annual leave a year, childcare vouchers, a company pension scheme, personal accident cover, a personal development allowance of up to £500 and free eye tests. WARNING: This role is reserved for fun minded, forward thinking and highly sociable software developers. Potatoes, Eggs & Lone Wolves need not apply. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business. This job was originally posted as