Test Automation Analyst (Software)

Ref: AH/ 2000254

Location: West Berks

Salary: to c. 37k + bonus + excellent benefits package

*** Please note that it is ESSENTIAL that you have experience of a stock control/warehouse/distribution type application ***

Based in West Berkshire, our client is an IT Solutions company undergoing continued success and growth. A vacancy exists within the Research & Development Department for a QA Test Automation Analyst. This is a good opportunity to join a small team environment where you will participate in the creation and maintenance of test automation scripts using HP QTP for a variety of software development projects.

Main duties/responsibilities

  • To develop and maintain automated test scripts in HP QTP using various documents provided by the R&D team and liaising directly with the team.
  • Work with a pilot customer on their QTP project and review how best you can work together on creating scripts and learning how best to achieve results using QTP with our client's applications.
  • To develop and maintain some manual test scripts in HP QC to supplement the test automation scripts.
  • Mentor other QA staff in the use of HP QTP, test script preparation and best practice.
  • HP QC report generation and maintenance.
  • Work with a fellow team member on promoting the use of QTP and how best you can work as a team.
  • Ensure that the documentation provided by the R&D team is adequate and fit for the purpose of creating automation scripts and to return if unsatisfactory to ensure quality of the product release.
  • Although primarily an automated testing role you will be expected to carry out manual testing when appropriate.
  • To advise colleagues in the remedial action needed to resolve system errors and deficiencies, documenting the issue and making any recommendations as appropriate.
  • To cover for colleagues, as and when required, in all areas where knowledge overlaps.


  • Industry knowledge – experience of one or more Distribution Markets
  • At least 2 years’ experience of working as a Test Automation specialist
  • Must have HP QC/QTP experience and very good VB skills – 2 years minimum
  • Familiarity with micro/minicomputer concepts and systems (UNIX, Linux, Windows, and applications such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project)

Special conditions:

  • The role MAY involve travel within the UK and overseas. A valid driving licence is essential.
  • Good interpersonal skills to interact with diverse groups of individuals; able to maintain effective work relationships
  • Able to work under pressure with limited time, direction and guidance with a pragmatic approach to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Good client facing skills

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