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Test Automation/Cloud Testing Engineer

Date: 07-Jan-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job description/Person specification

As the demand for QinetiQ’s products and services continues to increase, we are looking to appoint a Software Test Engineer to join one of our current development teams.  You will play an important role in supporting the delivery of cutting edge projects, shaping how delivery is executed and applying your software test experience across a range of activities from product development to cloud-based managed services.  You'll be applying your experience in the verification and validation aspects of the development lifecycle for production-standard software and services. This will include defining test strategies and plans, defining acceptance criteria, creating test cases, managing the test environment, writing & automating test procedures and reporting results.


QinetiQ prides itself on the delivery of world class capability, developing next generation software solutions.  If you have a passion for technology, with an ability to embrace new technologies / ways of working to solve complex problems, we would like to hear from you.


Essential skills

3+ years' experience of testing software & services in a wide range of contexts, e.g. GUIs, multi-tier applications, desktop/web applications, API testing, cloud services (AWS/Azure, SaaS), formal and informal testing.

Definition of test plans, test scripts and acceptance criteria.

Development of test automation frameworks.

Use of appropriate methods and tools for production, maintenance and version control of comprehensive testing records including plans/schedules, system configuration, data, and results.

Experience of software testing within a variety of methodologies, e.g. agile scrum/kanban, waterfall, V-model

Estimation of testing effort.


Desirable skills

Atlassian tools (e.g. Jira, Confluence) & related test tools, e.g. Zephyr, TM4J, XRay.

Automated testing tools, e.g. Marathon, Selenium.

Scripting languages, e.g. Python, Ruby, BASH, Powershell.

Experience with CI/CD pipelines and software delivery.

Comfortable in both Linux & Windows environments.

ISTQB Advanced Level Qualifications.

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 


About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.