Associate Automation Engineer - Glasgow

£30,000 - Technology - IT- Testing
Ref: 4638 Date Posted: Monday 26 Jun 2017

The Automation Engineer is responsible for driving, developing, and executing the automation strategy for each release. The engineer writes code to test code. The Automation Engineer maintains knowledge of commonly used automation test concepts, practices, and procedures.

Nature of task:  Functional and non-functional product testing, champions quality.

  • Define automation testing strategy based on business value and code coverage for assigned features or product areas by collaborating and innovating with other team members to design, code, and execute automated tests.
  • Write and maintain automation test scripts for functional, integration, and system tests.
  • Create and maintain test harnesses or testing tools for API and service level tests.
  • Create and maintain datasets and database environments required for Automation tests.
  • Maintains and monitors test environments.

Key Experience & Qualifications Required


  • A degree in a technical discipline that is applicable for entry to the technical communications profession or relevant practical experience.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

Industry specific:  

  • Must be proficient with quality assurance processes with a clear understanding of leading automation practices.
  • Understanding of software development and software development terminology is highly desirable.
  • Experience and knowledge of object-oriented programming principles
  • Experience and knowledge of programming languages such as Java and SQL
  • Coding skills are required, preferably C#, python, and/or Java.
  • Experience in web-based technologies including JavaScript, XML, JSON, RESTful services and similar related technologies.
  • Working knowledge of SQL databases, including writing queries, designing tables, views, stored procedures, functions, and triggers.
  • Must have strong analytical & logical skills, including troubleshooting skills.
  • Has ability to understand the underlying software components and technologies of the product or feature in which automated tests are supporting.


  • Ability to provide examples of collaborative, high performance team working
  • Ability to work with stakeholders to understand requirements
  • Ability to work with customers and deliver to timescales


  • Experience with a test case management system, defect reporting system, version control system
  • Experience with administering and installing software on Unix environments
  • Experience with database management systems
  • Experience identifying test conditions from a test basis and generating and documenting test cases

Professional/Task Essential Experience:

  • Previous experience within a software testing role using tools such as Selenium Web Driver or Bash Script or Ant Script


  • A fun and friendly approach to work
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good team player
  • Ability to follow process but to remain flexible in achieving project objectives
  • Ambitious, motivated, eager to learn and demonstrate value
  • Highly motivated with hands-on personality.
  • Forward-thinking; stays on top of new technologies.
  • Out-of-box thinking; fast learner


  • A degree or post graduate qualification in Computer Science or Software Engineering at 2:1 or above.
  • ISTQB-ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing or equivalent
  • Experience with TDD and/or BDD.
  • Experienced with Angular.js, jQuery, Appium and mobile automation solutions.
  • Experience with one or more modern tools is preferred: Selenium, MSpec, SpecFlow,
  • Fitnesse, Cucumber, Visual Studio Test Pro, GIT, SonarCube, or Jenkins.
  • Understands how to measure and report code coverage and test coverage.