Automation Tester / QA

Automation Tester / QA

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear | £65,000 | Permanent

Published: 19.09.23 Ref: BBBH44183_1695120132

The Company

They are a software consultancy headquartered in the Northeast, but their reach extends globally, serving a diverse clientele. Their project portfolio is exceptionally captivating, encompassing industries such as healthcare, renewable energy, financial services, and the public sector. Giving you the opportunity to make your mark on a wide spectrum of projects in an ever-evolving environment where each day offers a fresh challenge.

In terms of culture, they prioritise their people. You are not only encouraged to voice your opinions but also welcomed to contribute your innovative ideas. Their unwavering commitment to quality is complemented by their strong focus on nurturing talent, ensuring that you have ample opportunities to enhance your skills and acquire qualifications with their funded support.

We're looking for experience with a mix of the following:

  • Manual and Automated API Testing using Karate, Postman and REST Assured.
  • Test Automation Framework development using Cucumber, Playwright, Selenium, REST Assured and Postman.
  • Continuous Integration tools including Gitlab, Jenkins or Github Actions.
  • Non-functional testing.
  • Confidence in either Java, Scala, JavaScript, Typescript, or C#.

HQ'd in Newcastle, they offer both remote and flexible working. They're really people driven and will work with you in a way that suits you best.

What's on offer?

  • Salary up to £65k
  • Remote working and flexi hours
  • Private healthcare
  • Development opportunities/paid certifications
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme

Next steps
For more information and/or to be considered please apply below.

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Absolutely fantastic throughout my interview process, and I cannot recommend him highly enough! First of all, he is an absolutely brilliant communicator and extremely reliable. On top of all of his brilliant recruitment skills, it was amazing to see how genuinely excited he was for me when I received my offer. This truly conveyed to me how much he cares about his clients.

Software Engineer – Edinburgh

I’ve never written a recommendation for a recruiter before, so it must show how impressed I am!

Software Developer – Northampton

A friend looking after me, that’s how I felt. His friendly character made the whole process way easier and enjoyable, he also managed to get me one of the most interesting work opportunities. I’m really glad our paths have crossed.

Software Engineer - Edinburgh

I can say with total sincerity I’ve never dealt with a more professional, knowledgeable and personable recruitment firm in fifteen years of contracting. They helped my wife and I relocate to Edinburgh with our five month old son and it’s in no small part to their tips and recommendations that we’ve settled in so quickly.

Transformation Consultant – Leeds

It was a breath of fresh air – She is professional and approachable and will be there to help you every step of the way. Other recruiters give you the hard sell and the ‘best friend routine’ to get you on board and then just leave you guessing, but not here… She’s the real deal

Solutions Architect – Glasgow

I have had dealings with the majority of recruitment agencies in this country and beyond. He really stands out from the crowd and the IT industry would benefit from more people like him.

Software Developer – Glasgow

He goes out of his way to ensure you are prepared for your interview and I particularly appreciated his professional no nonsense approach to working with me to find a new position.

Infrastructure Architect – Glasgow

She even was able to help get a firmer offer as I was offered two roles on the same day. I felt she went over and above to get the best offer she could for me without selling myself short.

QA Engineer – Glasgow

She was friendly, communicative and informative, talked me through the process and gave me good advice at every stage.

Software Engineer – Manchester

He stood out in a world of poorly informed, unreliable and frankly annoying recruiters as a breath of fresh air.

Data Scientist – Manchester

Compared to other recruiters I have worked with she seemed genuinely interested in helping me with my job search rather than just fulfilling quotas.

Software Developer – Lincoln

THE BEST test recruiter I’ve had the pleasure of working with, from start to finish. She provided me with training resources and is an organiser and participant in testing events. She really has taken the time to fully understand the testing principles.

Test Analyst – Aberdeen

He is the most honest, thorough and experienced recruitment consultant I have ever dealt with. If he can’t help you, he’ll tell you rather than spinning a yarn and putting you forward for jobs that aren’t suitable.

Technical Author – Edinburgh

Equal parts friendly and professional, never once coming across as simply going through the motions and made the whole thing as painless as possible for all parties

Software Developer – Glasgow

Never have a I met a recruiter like him, who embeds himself in the community so thoroughly in a way that could only be genuine. From our conversations, he has shown an understanding of the industry I would expect from a local CTO.

MI Analyst – Bolton