Software Test Engineer at Altcom Ltd, Penzance, £Contract Rate

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  • Penzance, England, United Kingdom
  • Jul 01, 2020
Duration not stated

Contract Description

As a Test Automation Engineer you will join an Agile development team that specialises in Front End and API development with a focus on creating test automation test suites with JavaScript.

You will be employing BDD principles during development utilising tools such as Cucumber/TestCafe.

You 'll be an integral part of the development process, supporting the BDD integration and collaborating with the client, analysts and engineers across the software development lifecycle.

The product is a brand new web application for the transport industry. You will be working alongside both a React front-end development team and a backend development group

As part of the role you will also be supporting test cycle execution and working directly with the end client on test results, defects and resolution tracking

The company itself, is a long established, non-corporate and friendly agency outside of IR35 with a flat organizational structure.

Location: Remote working unless you are based around Bristol or Penzance and want to work in an office environment.

Your main responsibilities:

Support the business with Acceptance Criteria definition (BDD Gherkin based definition)

Automation, in Javascript, from the acceptance criteria into front-end tests using Cucumber and TestCafe in Javascript

Automation of Non-Functional testing, such as performance tests, using tools Artillery and Blazemeter

Support test cycles execution, collating test results, defects and evidencing

Providing input to Test Working groups and feedback with client

Must Haves

Strong Javascript experience alongside an ability to work with HTML/CSS (and preprocessors)

Understanding of TDD/BDD principles & unit/functional testing practices

Experience of Javascript-based unit testing & mocking frameworks (e.g. Jasmine, Jest)

Experience developing with REST API's

Experienced in Agile methodologies and also Jira

Experience of working with Jira/GIT

UK based during the working week

Fluent in English

Experience of working in a mixed team of developers



Desirable/Nice to have

Experience of Javascript UI-based testing tools (e.g. Selenium, Cypress, TestCafe)

Experience with Storybook

Experience of Node.js

Experience of responsive web solutions

Linux experience

Rail industry Experience