Jobs at Angel Solutions

Junior Automation Test Engineer

Job Code: QA1223

Starting Salary: £23,000 - £27,000 (plus benefits)
Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Hybrid role (remote & Liverpool office as required)
Closing Date: Thursday, 29 February, 2024 - 5pm

As a Junior Automation Test Engineer you will help implement, maintain and execute automated tests across all our products to ensure our web applications are of high quality. We work with large datasets and our customers rely on our software to be accurate, available and performant. You will be a key role in making this happen.

The role sits within the test team, but we work very closely with developers and, often, in early stages of the development process.

You will be exposed to many technologies with the opportunity to gain experience in them, such as using API testing tools, C# and other programming languages.

Job Requirements

We would expect you to have had exposure to test automation processes and tools, have experience using databases and be capable of writing some code in any programming language (ideally, C#). However, we can help you learn and develop!

Minimum requirements

  • Experience testing web applications (1+ years).
  • Experience writing test plans and prioritising tests.
  • Ability to identify tests that are good candidates for automation.
  • Experience manually testing APIs, i.e. through PostMan.
  • Experience executing UI automated tests, i.e. with Selenium.
  • Capable of running basic database queries.
  • Experience in Defect tracker tools, such as JIRA.
  • Experience in Test management tools, such as TestRail or XRay.

Desirable

  • Experience writing UI automated tests in Selenium.
  • Experience writing automated API tests (Postman, RestSharp, etc.).
  • Knowledge of C#.
  • Experience performing complex database queries, ideally in SQL.
  • Usage of performance testing tools, such as JMeter.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration systems.

Day-to-Day Role

  • Working closely with developers, designers and manual testers to prepare test strategies and automated test plans. Document these in Jira/XRay.
  • Maintaining and executing existing automated tests: Unit (C#/Moq/xUnit), Integration (C#/RestSharp/xUnit/TSql) and UI (C#/Selenium).
  • Run SQL queries in the database to ensure data returned by our APIs is correct.
  • Report bugs to development in a clear, concise manner.
  • Perform bug confirmation.
  • Monitor error logs.
  • Participate in daily stand-ups

Benefits & Culture

We know we're biased, but we really do think Angel is a great place to work!

  • Hybrid Working: We will support you to work wherever you work best, at home, in the office, or both
  • Your Birthday Off: In addition to Annual Leave allowance
  • Regular Finish Early Fridays: as a reward for all your hard work
  • Innovation Days: Time to get away from "normal" and work differently
  • Ongoing Training & Qualifications: Learning is at the core of who we are
  • Creative Office Space: We have a ball pool, swings, popcorn machine, a gypsy caravan...
  • Surprise Treat-Days: Park fun days, meals out, workshops… who knows what's next?
  • Parental Leave: Maternity, paternity and adoption leave from day one
  • Dependents Leave Allowance: Time off if your child / family member is poorly
  • Private Medical Insurance: Because we want to know you're looked after
  • Christmas Shutdown: In addition to annual leave allowance. We love Christmas and it's a great time to rest and recharge those batteries!
  • Earn More Every Month: After probation, all employees automatically receive an incremental monthly salary increase, amounting to £500 every year.

What We Do at Angel Solutions…

Angel Solutions creates pioneering web-based software that serves the education industry (teachers, leaders, school improvement officers, education data analysts and more). Most of our products are designed to save people time and deliver powerful data analysis, but that's not all we're about! We also strive to be creative and innovative in everything we do, and want to remain a friendly, close-knit team even as the company continues to grow.

The role of Angel's Testing team is to find bugs quickly, to push our products to breaking point and smooth out any potential usability problems that may have crept in over time.

How to apply

Please Please complete an online application now at angelsolutions.co.uk/jobs. You'll need to give a few quick details, upload your CV and briefly explain why you think you're suitable for the role. We'll contact suitable applicants shortly after the closing date.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies or similar!

Please note: We require all employees to undergo regular Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks, because we work with schools and sensitive data.

Life at Angel

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