Automation Tester Automation Tester …

in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
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Working in Trading and Settlements Delivery Stream of work. Scope to move between several projects within the stream which has another 6 testers. Work involves testing in house cloud native ready builds developed in an SOA using Kubernetes, Angular web-based client, and Oracle database. There are also third-party integration projects in the pipeline


Variety of Trading & Settlements systems including cash management, trading blotter, reporting, cash payments, FX trading and more. Systems range from SOA using Docker on Kubernetes and Angular clients, to MVC web apps and some WinForms applications, as well as third party off the shelf solutions


Automated Testing experience with at least one of:

• API Testing in .NET environment (C# in Visual Studio)

• API Testing using Postman (including scripting tests n JavaScript test module)

• UI Testing in a .NET environment (C#, Selenium in Visual Studio)

  • Adding to automated test pack depending on the application stack
  • Using a pre-defined test framework
  • Integrating SpecFlow tests
  • If .NET API – creating feature files and step definitions, using/creating/updating C# helper methods to write tests.
  • If Postman API – creating dynamic data set up using JavaScript pre-request module.
  • If Postman API – Writing JavaScript tests (for loops to interrogate JSON responses, asserting responses, storing/invoking values as variables).
  • If .NET UI – creating feature files and step definitions in the framework, using/updating/creating new C# helper methods, using the page object model, working with developers to create static element identifiers for maintainability

Agile Development Practices:

  • Working in a dynamic project team in either a Scrum or Kanban format. Contributing to 3 Amigos sessions, stand-ups, retrospectives etc

Gherkin / BDD:

  • Understanding of the Gherkin syntax is required. This is used for acceptance criteria and test case documentation. SpecFlow is used in the automated test frameworks

Static Testing Techniques:

  • Key part of our agile process is the ability to contribute to the 3 amigos sessions. Engaging directly with BAs and Developers to drive out ambiguity in requirements.
  • Fast paced static testing
  • Shift left approach

Written & Verbal Comms:

  • We have a risk based approach to testing so it is important for testers to be able to articulate risk coverage, bug reports etc to test manager and project stakeholders
  • Confidence to challenge requirements. (verification and validation)
  • Clear, concise bug reports
  • Gathering useful information for UAT handovers with business users
  • Articulate the value that has been added as part of the testing process

Demonstrable understanding of principles of automated testing:

  • We have a regression averse test automation strategy. It is the testers responsibility to add to the automated regression pack as required.
  • Make decisions on the types of tests to automate and the tests not to automate
  • Make decisions, based on the pyramid of automation, on the type of testing to use for different scenarios (API/Service level testing or UI/Control level testing) and explain why.

Test Case Creation:

  • Documenting test cases using the BDD syntax in Azure DevOps

Basic SQL skills:

  • Query the oracle back end for data required for testing
  • Create/update procedures for data set up

Investment management domain knowledge is useful, particularly for UAT handovers and end to acceptance testing scenarios. However, there is a well-established team and support through the BAs and business users so this is not a must have


  • Automation testing
  • Automation
  • BDD
  • specflow
  • API testing
  • postman
  • javascript
  • test case creation
  • SQL
  • agile
  • 3 amigos
  • .Net
  • C#
  • visual studio
  • Selenium
  • Azure
  • Azure Devops

Job Title: Automation Tester

Location: Edinburgh, UK

Job Type: Contract

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