Automation QA

Automation QA

Test Analyst -  Payments

London City 

£50,000 - £70,000


Harrington Starr are proud to represent our client and present you with an opportunity to join a leading startup payments business . Our client is urgently seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Automation Test Analyst to join a fast-paced, energetic and successful London based Development Team. To help drive there innovative payments platform forward, they are currently thriving in the market and are hiring a number of position acorss the IT departmeant, this truly is a great opportunity to be part of a fantastic business that will help to challenge and transform the payments industry’s.


This particular opportunity allows the successful Automation Test Analyst to work directly in the development team, working alongside the developers and reporting to the Agile Test Automation Lead and the Head of Quality, the Agile QA Analyst will be an important part of the QA department.  Key areas of responsibility are:


The ideal Test Analyst (Fixed Income, Equities, JAVA, C#,  Automation, Selenium Webdriver) should have fantastic communication skills as well as the following:


The Role



  • Development, maintenance and execution of automated tests using the existing automation framework, Protractor, Selenium, or if appropriate identifying and implementing other suitable Test Tools
  • Guiding Test Analysts and on occasions members of the Development Team in the usage and development of automated tests
  • Liaising with Developers and Architects to identify methods to test stories before the code is written so any hooks can be designed in
  • Development and maintenance of Test Data Sets used by the Automated tests
  • Creating or enhancing other tools that simplify repetitive tasks, again saving testing time e.g. Test Harnesses



  • Ensuring that project deliverables meet business requirements
  • Liaison with Development and the Business
  • Development & Execution of Test Scripts


 The Candidate

  • Strong Technical/Development background – comfortable in the use of programming languages (Java/JavaScript/C#/VB.NET/VBA/VBScript/C/C++/powershell/unix-shell etc)
  • Knowledge of tools and technologies like Selenium, Protractor, AngularJS, NodeJS, HTML5, WebService/REST API’s, JSON, XML,  Postman, curl, JUnit etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with colleagues in QA, Development, Architecture, as well as BA’s and Business Users
  • Demonstrable experience in creating Automation frameworks
  • SQL skills to write and execute queries
  • Unix experience


 The following would also be of benefit:-

  • Experience of Continuous Integration technologies such as Jenkins
  • Previous experience of OO Development
  • Experience of functional and non-functional testing
  • Experience of TDD / BDD
  • Experience with HP ALM/QC  (Nice to Have)