Senior Automation Tester

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65,000.00 / Annual



We are looking for a Senior Automation Tester within our Digital Engineering team at Yell, based in Reading. If you are passionate about quality and eager to apply your automation skills to test Yells digital products, please get in touch. You will be part of a focused, and highly collaborative team. As a Senior Automation Tester at Yell we would expect you to share your experience, mentoring and educating other team members

The role

  • Work as part of an agile team, evaluating complexity of user stories, contributing to estimates during sprint planning, developing tests, ensuring test execution is appropriately conducted and building/maintaining effective automated or manual acceptance tests.
  • Demonstrate initiative in the development and implementation of quality improvement plans, keeping abreast of new technologies, test tools and frameworks.
  • Understand high-level product objectives, detailed user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Plan, define and execute testing of all project deliveries, triage issues found and report on progress to guarantee the quality of each release.
  • Deployment of tests under a continuous integration (CI) environment, generating well-presented test metrics. improvement plans, keeping abreast of new technologies, test tools and frameworks.
  • Mentoring and educating other team members in improving code quality and testability.

​The person

Essential Skills required

  • Java software development and coding skills.
  • Experience of continuous integration systems, ideally Jenkins
  • Experience with test tools for scripting and defect tracking
  • Strong passion for technology and attention to detail.
  • Understanding of agile development methodologies

Preferred Skills & Experiences

  • Java framework knowledge - Spring or others.
  • Knowledge of BDD Automation testing framework - JBehave, Cucumber, Selenium or others
  • Knowledge of source control systems (Git, Subversion etc)
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Interest or experience in back-end development (AWS, Firebase etc)

We dont expect candidates to have experience in all of these, but a willingness to learn and good knowledge of some of these items is desirable.

The company

For over 50 years Yell has specialised in helping small and medium sized businesses find and connect with customers. Our products include mobile optimised websites, for Android™, iPhone™, Apple Watch™ and Search & Display advertising.

Our company values; Knowledge, Relationships, Integrity, Passion & Results really matter and how we work is just as important as what we do. We are also proud to have been recognised as one of the UKs 25 best companies to work for in 2016, 2017 and 2018 according to Glassdoor.

In order to be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate proof of eligibility to work in the UK and hold a valid work visa if applicable.

Senior Automation Tester
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  • £65,000.00 / Annual
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  • Jo-636938
  • Permanent
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