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Test Specialist (SC Cleared)

  • Job reference: 45636
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Back-end and Testing
  • Salary: £300 - £370 per day

Test Specialist (SC Cleared)

Andover(Hampshire) - 6 months

Role Details

  • Top 3/4 Evaluation Criteria (Hard Skills)

    1) Automation Testing Experience

    2) Agile or DevOps Experience

    3) SC Cleared

  • Day to day

Quality Assurance and Preparation

  • Provide test plans for applications and services in development.
  • Provide test estimates for applications, services, infrastructure upgrades and updates.
  • Support Dev teams with the production of stories and acceptance criterion for functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Maintain Test environments.

Maintain, enhance and develop

  • Behaviour Driven Development automation regression scripts to test functionality of application and services, ensuring the widest code coverage.
  • Application Programme Interface (API) automated regression scripts to test the interfaces between services.
  • Support to Pre-Production and Production environments for application, service releases.

Manual Testing

  • To scope and undertake appropriate exploratory testing during the development process.

System Integration Testing

  • End to End tests for applications and services across boundaries to ensure they will function correctly in a production environment against production interfaces.
  • Maintain environments in SIT and Development to ensure they are kept in step with production. Testing the deployment of patches and updates to platforms and infrastructure e.g Critical Patch Updates, Base Operating System, application harnesses.
  • Install Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) product, smoke test and provide written documentation for the installation onto pre-production and production.
  • Migration of anonymised data from production onto Dev/test and SIT environments.


  • Update, maintain and develop performance scripts for application and services (this is limited to 2 application services at present).

What are the key skills you feel the role requires?

  • Level 4 Skills for Information Age with 3+ years experience - Test Automation Analyst / Engineer.
  • HP QTP/ UFT and Selenium/Java/F# Canopy/Specflow against Oracle APEX and .NET Applications when writing Automation Scripts.
  • Web browser testing including APEX 4/5, IE8/IE11 & Chrome scripts compatibility.
  • Proven experience in using other tools e.g. Selenium, TestNG, ANT, Eclipse, WinSCP, Beyond Compare, Putty.
  • Proven experience in SIT and setting-up CI Pipeline against Oracle APEX Applications, .NET applications and Software AG WebMethods.
  • A good knowledge & understanding of building and provisioning Windows Server 2012 & Red hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.x servers within Microsoft Azure & VMware vSphere Client 6.x.
  • Must have good knowledge of Oracle 10g/ 11g and SQL Server 2012, 2016.
  • Must have knowledge of API Testing / Web Services Testing using SoapUI 5.x.x.
  • Ability to write test plans, test reports, test strategy and user guides.
  • Experience in performance testing using HP Loadrunner.
  • Competency and proven ability in the use of MS Team Foundation Server and HP Application Lifecycle Management 12.x to maintain test suites, execution of tests and defect tracking.
  • Experience working within a secure Defence environment.
  • Has a development or DBA background in coding.
  • HP ALM 12.2 administrative experience.
  • ISEB Foundation/Practitioner Qualification.
  • Experience working on both pre-production and production Linux and Windows platform.

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