Vacancy: Automation Testers

The Basics

: IT – Software

Reports into:  IT Project Manager

Location:  JHB Area, remote

Role type:  Contract – 12 months

About the Role

The Automation Testers will be accountable for the test process implementation – Testing of the platform to ensure that a quality system is delivered to our clients. Responsible for identifying test requirements. Project manage the User Acceptance Testing phase for each implementation. Contribute to the continuous improvement of the testing process and test methodologies. Manage activities during testing and ensure the resolution of all defects.

What you will do:

  • Review existing Automation scripts and understand their flow and execution
  • Continuous enhancement of regression tests using Automation
  • Design test cases and test scenarios based on analysis of business specifications.
  • Provide estimates for completing test cases and execution.
  • Build and maintain a repository of regression test cases.
  • Designing and developing test automation scripts using test automation guidelines.
  • Researching issues in software through testing.
  • Collaborating with QA Analysts and Software Developers to develop solutions.
  • Keeping updated with the latest industry developments.
  • Perform functional testing as required (text case creation / defect management / test execution)

Skills & competencies required

Personal attributes and skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Accurate
  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure
  • Proactive
  • Must be willing to work overtime when required (including weekends where necessary)
  • An openness to work with others and build on team input.
  • Must have pride in their work and a desire to deliver perfection at all times. Quality is non-negotiable
  • Able to establish a collaborative relationship with the systems area
  • The individual must have a strong desire for self-learning
  • Good work ethic


Knowledge & experience required

    • Minimum 4 years’ experience working as an Automation Engineer in the business user testing environment, applied knowledge and solid application of the correct testing methodologies required to perform end-to-end user acceptance testing. Manual testing experience must be aligned to an intermediate level.
    • Experience with regression, usability, sanity and functional testing methods
    • Basic Excel
    • Comfortable with figures and basic mathematical concepts
    • Experience with automated testing
    • Experience using JIRA
    • Vitality product knowledge
    • Experience with Appium, Selenium, Gatling, Fitnesse, TestRail and Hexawise

Qualifications required

  • Matric with mathematics, higher grade (minimum C symbol)
  • English, higher grade (minimum D symbol) Must be the first language
  • Relevant testing qualification


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