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Test Engineer Automation
Salary: £35K - £50K per annum

Test Engineer required for an award-winning software company in the centre of Edinburgh.

The Company

Dedicated to being open and transparent to employees and customers, this organisation promotes change from within. That might sound like a nice phrase or buzzword, but with these guys it's true - you're invited to quarterly planning session to understand where and why objectives are coming from.

They are one of the most popular in their sector, which is largely due to their focus on creating the best user experience, and offering support for businesses to actively be an efficient platform that improve customer's days. It works, as they are considered an 'exceptional' company.

Employees are an equally important focus of the company, and creating an enjoyable, challenging atmosphere is a big part of that. As is work-life balance, so they stick to a 35-hour working week.

The Role

There are Software Testers onsite, but based within a specific team, you will be the only Tester and will need to be responsible for all the testing carried out. You will own everything - carrying out all testing (both manual and automation), as well as creating and implementing a testing strategy.

The company promote a test-driven development environment, and you'll be a key role in ensuring this continues, and truly part of an integrated, continuous development lifecycle.

Day to day, you'll be creating automation tests from scratch, as well ideally being able to maintain an automation framework as needed. As part of that, you'll have good understanding language relevant to automated testing. You'll also be expected to uphold good testing practices, and be a bit outside the box - exploring the software in unexpected ways to discover potential risk.


You'll need to demonstrate that you can manage everything by yourself. Although there are Senior Test Engineers in the company to support you, you need to be capable of confidently working autonomously.

Personality wise, you will be proactive and passionate - not someone who will just test the basics and move on.

You'll also be passionate about self-learning. The company are firm believers that improving their employees skills and encouraging them to explore their passion around the area means they'll be happier, and more skilled, which in turn makes the company stronger.

You'll have most of the following skills/experience:

** Hands on automation testing experience, ideally with Selenium WebDriver

** Use languages such as Java, JavaScript, Ruby or Python to write tests

** API testing

** CI/CD environment

** Be confident working as a solo Tester

** Linux/Unix commands

Salary and Location

Close to the centre of town, their office is easily accessible with regular bus routes close by, as well as being within walking distance from Haymarket Train Station. The office is open and spacious (with views), and different working areas to suit your needs, whether you enjoy a hive of activity or need a more quiet space.

The salary on offer is up to £50,000 for the right candidate but they are open to all skills levels, so don't be afraid to apply!

On top of salary, a comprehensive benefits package is on offer. As well as the usual perks, you'll have access to a private medical plan, share schemes, office snacks/drinks and various discounts (gym, cinema, phone contracts and more).

Another thing that sets the company apart is their continued commitment to employee well-being. Whether you have concerns or just want to chat around issues such as health, childcare, money etc. you will have 24/7 access to free, confidential support.


If this sounds like you, and you want to get involved in a rapidly growing, collaborative and challenging company, please do apply and/or get in touch with Erin Donnelly at Cathcart Associates.


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