Automation Tester

 
An automation tester plays an essential role within the team. They help guide a business by taking care of the design and development of software. Find out more about the automation tester job description and what skills are required to succeed in this role.

What is an Automation Tester?

The role of an automation tester is to design, programme and develop testing software and conduct automatic tests on existing software. They are also responsible for writing automation scripts.

 

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Automation Tester Job Description

Automation Tester Job Overview

Automation testers are responsible for designing, developing, and executing automated tests that can verify a software project's functionality and performance.

They may be called upon to build test cases from scratch or modify existing ones using various test frameworks and programming languages.

Automation Tester Responsibilities

  • Identify and select automation test cases
  • Create an automation test plan and get it approved
  • Develop automated test scripts using QTP as the primary testing tool
  • Collaborate with QA Analysts and Software Developers to develop solutions
  • Execute automated test scripts
  • Record problems and issues under the project's problem and issue management plans
  • Document defects using the project's defect management tools
  • Interact with clients regarding any issues they experience and be ready to solve them 
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends

Automation Tester Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, software development, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of previous experience as a test automation engineer
  • 2+ years experience in manual testing
  • Good understanding of programming languages like Java, SQL, HTML, C, Python, Perl, CSS, or XML
  • Excellent mathematical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly accurate and detail-oriented
  • Familiarity with Agile & DevOps methodologies
  • Excellent reporting, time management, analytical & communication skills
  • Knowledge of test management tools
  • Understanding of hands-on business requirements

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Automation Tester
Location: Cape Town
Salary: Negotiable
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Location: Johannesburg
Salary: Negotiable
We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Automation Tester to join our dynamic team. We are dedicated to delivering top-quality software solutions and are looking for a professional who can drive our testing processes to the next level.  Your expertise: Experience creating frameworks fr...
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Salary: 40000
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Location: Roodepoort
Salary: Negotiable
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Location: Johannesburg
Salary:
Our client in the telecommunication sector is looking for a  Automation Tester on a contract duration of 6 months.
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Location: Cape Town
Salary: Negotiable
Are you passionate about software testing and automation? We're looking for a skilled Automation Tester to join our team. In this role, you'll have the opportunity to work on exciting projects, collaborate with a diverse team of professionals, and contribute to the success of our organization.What you...
71 days ago


Tester: Manual and Automation
Location: Cape Town
Salary: Negotiable
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