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About The Role

Have you worked with Test Analysts, Developers, Product Owners and Business Analysts to assure the quality of software solutions?

The Software Test Engineer role is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant and exciting business as we embark upon the next step of our strategic journey. 

Working as an advocate for test automation and in collaboration with the team, you'll help to identify and implement assurance activities that are appropriate for automation, alongside;

  • Contributing to daily stand up meetings, sprint planning, sprint demos and sprint retrospectives
  • Providing accurate estimates for user stories and backlog items.
  • Translate user stories and backlog items into logical units of work.
  • Support the construction of project test strategies/plans to define the key risks
  • Liaise with Software Developers and Test Analysts (if appropriate) to agree split of testing responsibilities.
  • Implement test management for both manual and automated testing as needed.
  • Determine how test coverage can be measured and assessed during testing where feasible.
  • Determine testability and test automation framework requirements
  • Translate acceptance criteria into automated test cases where appropriate
  • Produce well structured, efficient and reliable automated tests within the agreed timescales
  • Manage code using the code management tool of choice
  • Contribute to the overall quality of code delivered
  • Execute automated testing, and liaison with third-party suppliers
  • Ensure automated tests run in a continuous manner as part of continuous delivery pipelines
  • Contribute to the definition and implementation of a test automation process.
  • Create test automated scripts, monitoring test execution and ensuring results are recorded.
  • Actively participate in the test automation community, sharing skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice.

Having recently come together as one Simplyhealth team, and with a new simplified operating model, the IT team are adapting to meet the needs of the business, which is where you’ll play an important part in ensuring we reach our vision of a strategic health ‘hub’ that will help our customers to predict, manage and protect their health through a growing range of digital services.

About You

Your Experience

You’ll need proven experience of performing test automation for software applications, delivering high quality solutions on a range of medium to large scale projects. With demonstrable experience of;

  • Testing software across a wide range of different applications.
  • Delivering a test automation solution using Selenium with Specflow/C# and/or Cucumber/Java
  • Experience of working in agile delivery teams.
  • Experience of working with project collaboration tools such as JIRA, Confluence and test management software such as XRay for JIRA.
  • Interested in new tools and technology and their application in a business environment.
  • Continuous delivery and continuous integration
  • Managing code using a source code management tool such as TFS or Git.
  • Experience with API development and automated Mobile testing desirable, but not essential.
  • Automating UI scripts using cloud based systems such as Browserstack
  • Performance testing using JMeter desirable, but not essential

In Return

As well as a competitive basic salary you’ll receive:

  • 36 days holiday (including 8 bank holidays) with an option to buy or sell a further 5 days
  • Group annual bonus (discretionary) up to 7.5% of annual salary
  • A pension scheme with 6% from us, a minimum 3% from you with the option to increase or decrease when you join. If you decide to contribute 4% or above we will add a further 4% which can be allocated in different ways
  • A yearly company funded allowance of £500 that you can choose to use against some great benefits such as shopping vouchers, pet insurance, dental plans and more
  • Simplyhealth core product choice: Cash plan or Dental plan
  • 4 x Life Assurance
Our Values

About the company

We ensure over three million people in the UK have access to the healthcare they need. As the UK’s leading provider of health cash plans, dental payment plans and animal health plans, we’ve been helping people with their health for 145 years and we’re looking to build on that heritage by transforming our digital presence to meet the current and future needs of our customers.

We’ve invested in a modern working environment to create a safe, healthy, agile workplace. Imagine every morning walking into one of our offices and feeling an overwhelming sense of everyday health and wellness; or spending your day in engaging and stimulating spaces, that are flexible, agile, bright and modern, and that emphasise the importance of collaboration, flexibility and connectedness; a place to proudly entertain our customers, clients and partners.

Our strategy from the outset, is to care about the positive impact of our work. Not only do we reinvest our profits, we have a corporate giving strategy 'purpose beyond business', donating a yearly 10% from the group profit, alongside regular volunteering days and  further staff donations to ensure we are making a difference both nationally and locally.