Automation QA Engineer

Greater Manchester
Full time
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PA Consulting
Consulting & professional services
1,001-5,000 employees
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Company Description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Ready for your next career challenge?

As a team, we transform our client’s businesses using a combination of strategic thinking, customer-centric service design, and agile engineering practices. We do this at internet scale – driving innovation, and enriching people’s lives. Our skills and talent enable PA’s purpose of creating positive a human future in a technology driven world.

As part of our Digital team, you’ll work alongside colleagues from across PA – delivering transformative digital solutions to today’s most complex business challenges. Our teams are trusted to deliver and given the space to be awesome. We’re an inclusive community for the curious, generous, pragmatic and committed digital practitioner.

Collectively the team are responsible for delivering functioning solutions to our clients, but as a QA Engineer:

  • You'll have the support of experienced professionals within the team, who can give you guidance and help you make decisions
  • You are familiar with the development process, and take ownership for certain aspects of the process by putting appropriate methods and tools in place
  • It’s important you feel comfortable having team discussions with the client on the project and contributing your thoughts and ideas into the team
  • You will have responsibility for owning and delivering on specific tasks, being the design authority and accountable for creating solutions

Qualifications

Thinking like a tester is a skill, and we rely upon your inquisitive and curious mindset.

Are you driven to implement test strategy to give a client confidence that a quality product has been delivered?

You would be part of large-scale projects where you will get to work with a robust technical automation framework using for example Cypress, Selenium or equivalent.

In addition, experience of using functional testing techniques, performing accessibility testing, and using non-functional testing tools is an asset.

The ideal candidate will be shaping the quality of the project by improving test strategy, design and implementation while also acting as a role model for junior QA engineers

Some of the skills and attributes that we believe make a good QA Engineer;

  • A QA mindset
  • Test strategy and test planning experience
  • Being a valued member of the team – you will be embedded into sprint teams, work closely with developers and we expect you to take responsibility for the quality of the sprints delivered
  • Experience of working with test management and defect tracking tools
  • Understanding of CI/CD tools
  • Working against a branching strategy e.g. git, svn or cvs
  • Understanding of OOP
  • Writing clean, readable, maintainable and reusable code. Using fundamental tools and languages e.g. Java, JavaScript and C#, SQL, Unix, CLI tools, PowerShell, Shell Scripting, HTML, CSS and APIs
  • Implementing and using automation frameworks and approaches like Selenium, TestNG, Visual Studio CodedUI, BDD tools such as Cucumber, or SpecFlow, integration between testing framework and CI/CD tools

Additional Information

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.