Software Test Engineer (Automation)

Permanent | Staines, ENGLAND | about 1 year
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Bupa UK

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Job Description

Software Test Engineer (Automation)

Reference Number 010373
Location Staines, Middlesex
Position Type Permanent
Department IT
Salary £0 - £0

Software Test Analyst - Automation / Development

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our status, as a company limited by guarantee with no shareholders, enables us to make our customers our focus, reinvesting our profits to provide more and better healthcare for current and future customers.

We employ over 84,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Hong Kong, Chile, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India, New Zealand, Thailand and the US.

Around 70% of our revenue is from health insurance, with the rest from health and care provision. We fund healthcare around the world and run clinics, hospitals, dental centres, care homes and retirement villages in a number of countries.


Job Purpose

The QA Software Test Engineer works with Architects, Solution Designers, Developers, Product Owners, Project Managers and others to help ensure high quality and timely delivery on multiple implementations of projects of varying sizes and complexities.

The QA Software Test Engineer plans and executes manual and automated testing throughout the development cycle and against multiple and varying technologies such as MS Dynamics CRM, MS SharePoint, ForgeRock, SiteCore, mobile development, enhanced API’s, and MS BizTalk throughout the project, and communicates frequently with team members regarding quality status, and helps to resolve test impacts and issues to ensure the highest degree of customer satisfaction.

 Accountabilities& Activities

  • Deliver testing as per Test Strategy and Test Plans in accordance with Bupa UKMU IT standard (s), dependent on development lifecycle (i.e. SDLC, ADLC, IDLC)
  • Develop test specifications, produce test estimates and track spend against plan
  • Develop test cases, test scripts, and test traceability matrices ensuring sufficient coverage against business requirements / user stories
  • Develop test programmes that address areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, negative testing or usability
  • Develop, document and maintain functional test cases and other test artefacts like the test data, data validation, harness scripts and automated scripts and ensure regression test packs are always maintained and up to date
  • Execute and evaluate manual or automated (functional, integration, end to end, regression) test cases and report test results.
  • Good understanding C#, .Net, Selenium and Coded UI automation supported by automated test frameworks
  • Identify and find / create test data to support both Manual and Automation processes
  • Hold and facilitate test plan/case reviews with cross-functional team members

  • Follow change management and defect reporting processes
  • Produce testing documentation including results to assess quality
  • Utilise test tools e.g. TFS / VSO for defect management, test planning, etc…
  • Assist Business Analysts, Developers, Scrum Masters in ensuring defined requirements / user stories are verifiable and risks are identified
  • Review and give input to business requirements, functional specifications, user stories, test strategies, test cases, test results, release notes
  • Assist in UAT phases: review plans, scripts, provide support during UAT
  • Assist implementation phases: help the planning, the Operational Acceptance Test and give emergency support (if necessary) during the implementation

Technical Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required

  • A background in software analysis or software development or IS project from relevant business area is necessary.

  • ISTQB Software Testing Foundation or Intermediate Certification
  • Involvement in testing with these essential skills: Azure, strong C#, APIs, Oracle, REST, TFS.
  • Good understanding of automation test harnesses and automated test frameworks specifically SpecFlow
  • Cucumber, Gherkins exposure would be ideal
  • Person must have an excellent problem solving approach, be a self-starter, good communicator, business oriented and must have skills in producing documentation
  • Understanding of Performance and Sec Pen testing

Understanding of:

  • Project development lifecycle (s) i.e. SDLC, ADLC, IDLC
  • Structured approach to QA analysis
  • A strong delivery focus

The ability to demonstrate:
  • Consistent delivery of testing on time and to budget
  • Problem solving and Risk management
  • Change management
  • Managing the QA testing activities (including the day to day engagement with offshore or 3rd party where applicable)
  • Business and IS strategy knowledge

In return you will be rewarded with excellent benefits – including 25 days holiday, free healthcare, an onsite gym and a subsidised canteen. You’ll also be supported in developing your skills with ongoing training and career opportunities


Bupa is committed to an environment which will attract, retain and motivate its people. Bupa aims to ensure that every applicant to, or employee of is assessed for employment, promotion and development solely on the basis of personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

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