Graduate Test Automation Engineer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reports to: 
Development Team Leader
Reference : 
Closing Date: 
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Skill Area: 
Software Development

Company background

Axios Systems is an international IT Service Management software company who develop, implement and support assyst, a sophisticated and high-value business software solution.  

Headquartered in Edinburgh with offices across Europe, North America & Asia Pacific and with strategic partnerships worldwide, we specialise in delivering Help Desk and IT Service Management solutions to large blue-chip organisations and to the public sector while offering world class, best practice consultancy solutions.

Department remit

  • To provide world-class software development solutions for the assyst product suite
  • Develop software concepts to support multiple access channels with associated user interfaces satisfying the needs of a diverse set of users
  • Provide technical support and consultancy for assyst
  • To support the Sales and Professional Services teams

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will have developed automated test suites which successfully identified where requirements were not satisfied by a proposed solution and which subsequently confirmed the updated solution fully satisfied the requirements that were to be met. 


Job responsibilities

The Role of the Graduate Test Automation Engineer is to design and implement test automation solutions to assure high quality levels in software for release. The specific responsibilities include:

  • Analyse, plan and write generic reusable test scripts that verify the evolving business logic and user interface software continues to satisfy requirements
  • Maintenance of complex test data
  • Reporting effectively on all test activities - test results, defects, test progress
  • Provide technical expertise to influence the direction of test automation
  • Select and develop appropriate test automation tools, applying the latest techniques in test automation e.g. Behaviour Driven Development, Continuous integration  

Skills and experience

Essential Desirable
Project or placement experience in automated verification of complex web-based and mobile applications Proficient in front end technologies, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Dojo, JQuery and AJAX
Practical, hands-on knowledge in discussing, writing, and developing automated tests for EJB and rich User Interfaces Database skills e.g. manipulate data, restore databases, etc.
Experience of tools such as JUnit, Selenium IDE, Selenium Web Driver, Cucumber, Jenkins, Eclipse, Maven Strong SQL Skills
Experience of managing complex test data Use of enterprise technologies e.g. JBOSS Application Server, LDAP Directory Services, Virtualization, etc.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills

Administration knowledge of operating systems (Windows, Linux or both)

Good communication skills Good Excel skills
Good team working skills  

The organisation will offer a comprehensive benefits package to the successful candidate.

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