Automation QA Engineer

Job Req ID:  1608
Posting Date:  17-Jan-2023
Function:  Engineering

Snowhill, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with great benefits

All available locations for this role are : Birmingham, Manchester, London, Leeds & Bristol (Hybrid Model)


About BT


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About this role

In this job, you’ll be responsible for the test automation approach and methodology for quality assurance of BT/EE platform solutions.
You’ll provide technical leadership and strategic direction to automation or qa engineers, resolving the test project issues, and ensuring effective test process improvement feedback.
You’ll be critical in ensuring that test architecture and test plans are up to date relative to changes in the Digital landscape. You’ll confidently lead and share knowledge with a team of engineers.
You’ll be involved in planning and monitoring the execution of automation tests in CI/CD environment.  You’ll define the automation first approach within development sprints, identify issues with the manual activities whilst using your own initiative to find the right solution for any faults found in dev, test and production. Excellent communication skills are required as you will be liaising with wider engineering team including operations and product teams.
You will also be responsible for implementing latest technology, in line with our continuous integration and delivery goals. Working collaboratively across both QA and Engineering to achieve testability, maintainability and scalability of our software products, providing technical guidance and coaching throughout.


You'll have the following responsibilities


  • Define the test automation driven QA approach and methodology for BT/EE platform solutions
  • Be Agile, Test Driven and a highly technical tester. 
  • Steering the direction of the automation test framework
  • You will work directly with Technical Architects and define automation strategy, write plans but can still deliver hands on technically. Whether that be API testing or building test frameworks from scratch.
  • Analyse competitive products and technologies with appropriate suggestions to influence product / technology direction. Collaborate with test and development engineers on application & testing architecture, to ensure that the approaches and technologies applied to the current implementation are sound and fit for purpose.
  • Coordinating the tasks within sprints and looking at ways to automate manual activities within software delivery process.
  • Design / architect and implement regular robust full build / deploy / test automation process across our digital platforms along with sub system integrations
  • Coordinating test automation activities within projects, including planning and delivering the test phases on time and within budget while meeting all quality objectives.
  • Understanding of programming principles and best practice (e.g. DRY, SOLID for creating re-usable code, best practice etc)
  • Own the end to end code quality and code performance KPI’s
  • Proactive monitoring of Production Estate code. 


You'll have the following skills & experience


  • Automation testing experience (Minimum 5 years)  
  • Drive efficient ways of working and operating model
  • Worked with Service Virtualisation of Enterprise level API driven front and backend systems
  • Expertise in testing methodologies, test management and associated practices 
  • Good communication skills of test status across engineering team and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Java, JavaScript, React, NodeJS, Spock, GEB, Selenium and mobile technologies
  • Expertise with automated testing tools (such as Applitools,, TestCafe, Selenium, Karma, Saucelabs / Browserstack)
  • Background in DevOps tooling for execution of automation tests such as Jenkins, GIT, PAAS, Monitoring / Log aggregation
  • Experience of integrating test scripts into Continuous Integration Pipelines
  • Working knowledge of JIRA / Confluence
  • Understanding of complex Headless / Serverless front end testing requirements




  • Competitive salary 
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • 10% on target bonus
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme 
  • Option to join the Healthcare Cash Plan or other benefits such as dental insurance, gym memberships etc.
  • 50% off BT and EE mobile pay monthly or SIM only plans
  • Exclusive colleague discounts on our latest and greatest BT broadband packages
  • BT TV, including BT Sport and the NOW Entertainment membership, and 25% off NOW Sport, Cinema and Kids 
  • 30% discount for friends and family on EE mobile pay monthly and SIM only plans


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