Automation QA Specialist

  • Job Reference: 00073353-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Croydon, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Vitality, Automation QA Specialist, Croydon, £Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

We’re the UK insurer and investment provider that rewards people for positive lifestyle choices. With 1.25m+ UK members and more than 25m globally, we’re out to make the world a healthier, happier place.

That applies as much to our people as it does to our members. So, as well as a highly competitive pay package, you’ll enjoy: Free places to Vitality sponsored run events, online fitness classes and wellbeing workshops, competitions to win tickets to top-flight sporting events, health checks, and access to our full range of partners and rewards.

It’s what we call offering shared value, because a healthy, happy team is good for us, good for our members, and good for you.

As our Automation QA Specialist, you’ll get the benefits our members enjoy, including:

Our award-winning private Vitality Health insurance + wellness incentive programme

Access to The Vitality Programme – Apple Watch, Waitrose and Partners, Garmin, Amazon Prime, Champneys Spa days, Rakuten TV, and half-price gym memberships to name a few!

Personal health fund + Life Assurance

Stakeholder Pension Plan with employer contribution

25 days annual leave + Bank holidays + option to buy and sell 5 more

Flexible benefits package

Internal incentives, competitions, and awards – a chance to win football and sports tickets or even be in with a chance to have a holiday of a lifetime

A genuine opportunity to grow and establish a long-term career

As our Automation QA Specialist, you will be accountable for test automation across all applications, the Automation QA Specialist will create and maintain the Test Automation Strategy and Approach, and ensure quality measures are achieved consistently throughout the delivery lifecycle. You will support the Automation QA’s and ensure that the right skills and capacity are available to achieve the IT and Portfolio Goals.

What you’ll be doing as our Automation QA Specialist:

Creating and maintaining the Strategy, Architecture and Approach for test automation

Being accountable for automation standards, maintenance and best practices

Providing consistent status reports and communicating to Senior Management and project team

Providing guidance to customers and colleagues on automation testing to ensure consistency and best practice

Mentoring and upskilling of automation testers

Building and maintaining strong relationships with both the Business and within IT

Maintaining strong knowledge of all systems and their interactions in an integrated environment

Taking responsibility for leading POCs for tools in the automation space, progressing through committees as required to gain approval

Implementing new, and maintaining existing processes

Working with the wider development team to ensure testing is aligned with new processes

Taking responsibility for the test automation community of practice and test surgery

What we’re looking for in our Automation QA Specialist:

Educated to at least A-Level

ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing

An analytical mindset and the ability to see the bigger picture

A critical thinker with confidence in effective questioning

Excellent understanding of testing approaches and methodologies

Test Tools: qTest, SQL query, Jira Selenium and E-ray

Experience in test analysis, execution and automation throughout the test cycle

Extensive knowledge and experience in Information Technology Solutions with a high degree of business appreciation

Experience in testing within both AGILE and V-Model development environments

The ability to continuously improve and shape the testing approach to suit the Testing function

Working for Vitality, you'll experience an exciting mix of creativity and innovation, within a framework of challenging objectives and a passion for delivering the best.

Our people are chosen for their skills, knowledge, enthusiasm, and attitude but above all, their belief that anything can be achieved.

Closing Date: Friday 20th May 2022

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become our Automation QA Specialist, then please click ‘apply’ today.

Please note that to ensure the safety of our offices and employees, we require all new hires to be vaccinated for Covid-19.

If your doctor has told you not to be vaccinated, please let us know during the application process so that an accommodation can be made.

You can find more information about our commitment to ensuring office safety to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission by visiting the careers page on our company website