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Automation QA (Contract)

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Automation QA (Contract)

Team: Quality Assurance
Location: UK Wide
Commitment: Contract
The role

Are you an innovative automation QA who wants to help clients transform the way they do things? We’re looking for someone with strong technical skills and the ability to test IT systems using XP and agile practices. If you’re open minded and happy to learn new technologies (with our support, of course), come and join us.

What you'll do within our teams

  • Contribute to both technical and ways of working discussions. This helps to deliver the right solution and promotes a culture of continuous improvement in your team.
  • Use TDD and pair programming with other members of your team to deliver well designed and tested code.
  • Communicate with both technical and non-technical people. You’ll adjust your language to suit.
  • Elaborate on and upkeep user stories and technical tasks.
  • Help promote an environment of collaboration, where we treasure values like T-shaping.
  • Review your colleagues’ work positively and constructively.
  • Mentor junior team members.
  • Act as an ambassador for Opencast. You’ll lead by example and promote our approach to software development.
  • Perform accessibility testing using tools such WAVE.
  • You'll suit this role if you:

  • are experienced in testing APIs and building automated API test suites, using REST Assured or Karate
  • have knowledge of performance testing tools and frameworks, such as JMeter and Gatling
  • understand testing security and using security testing tools like OWASP ZAP
  • are familiar with Git and have a good understanding of continuous integration tools like Jenkins, GitLab CI and CircleCI
  • have experience with Selenium Webdriver and using/building Cucumber frameworks
  • have excellent communication and client relationship skills
  • have worked in an environment of continuous integration
  • work in an agile way.
  • About Opencast
    Opencast is an ambitious, successful, and growing technology consultancy. We pride ourselves in the qualities of our people. We're inclusive, creative, and collaborative.

    It's an exciting time to join us on our journey as we grow and expand our services to help our clients tackle bigger, more complex challenges. We plan to treble the size of our team by 2025 — but we’re determined not to lose our unique culture.

    What makes Opencast right for you?
    You don’t have to tick every box to join us. We’re looking for those brave enough to ask the right questions and do the right thing. We value and empower our people, doing right by each other. We work flexibly and keep hierarchy to a minimum.

    Inclusion at Opencast
    Opencast is an equal opportunity employer and we’re committed to creating an environment where everyone thrives. We don’t discriminate based on age, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
    If you’d like to be part of a team where your voice is heard and your involvement matters, please join us. We’re a better company because you’re with us.

    Where you’ll work
    At Opencast we trust our people to make the right decisions. You may work remotely from home or, depending on your project, you may be required to occasionally work at a client site or your nearest Opencast office.

    Interview process
    Interviews take place over Microsoft Teams. If that doesn’t work for you, we’ll do everything we can to support and make any necessary adjustments. We want to ensure everyone has the best possible interview experience.

    Applicants from overseas
    We accept applicants from overseas but once you’re appointed you need to work in the UK.

    Want to find out more?
    Visit our website to find out more about us, our work and the benefits of joining us.
    If you’d like to talk directly about this role with the people leading our services, visit the Contact section of the website. We’re keen to chat.
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    Ask us anything

    If you’d like to talk directly with our service leads, we’re keen to chat. You might have a question about how we work, tech that we’re using or want to run an idea past one of our specialists.

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