Blairgowrie | 35 hrs | £40,000 DOE | Permanent

Castle Water are currently looking for a Senior Automation Test Engineer to join us at our company in Blairgowrie.

  • Permanent opportunity with an immediate start date
  • Great development opportunities to progress
  • Hybrid working model - role-based opportunities to balance home and office working
  • Modern offices with free parking, and free tea and coffee
  • 28 days holiday and company sick pay scheme
  • Excellent pension and life insurance policies

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About the role

In the role you will be responsible for providing expertise and knowledge to develop and execute exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality. The role will involve creating an automation framework working alongside manual testers and the business users to drive test automation and framework(s) for a third-party web based billing application based on proprietary code and hosted in AWS Cloud.

From a technical standpoint, you will have demonstrable experience of a variety of automation tools, preferably Katalon & Selenium Web driver and will have worked with multiple scripting languages ideally in more than one commercial environment.

The ideal candidate will be somebody with a range of technical skills, accuracy and attention to detail, self-development skills, a positive attitude, an excellent team-working ethic, and good interpersonal skills.

We can promise you a hardworking and lively environment that will equip you with skills that could be used across many areas of the business. You can expect to be part of a collegial and supportive team, with a strong emphasis on knowledge-sharing, continuous learning, mutual respect, and personal development. We will ask a lot of you, and in return, opportunities for advancement in our company are available for those who put in the effort. We value our people and love to watch them develop and advance in their careers with us.

When we offer you a post, we will help and support you in your work, but be prepared to learn through doing the role as much as undergoing formal training. These posts are for applicants with confidence and initiative as well as the maturity required to take responsibility and make decisions and be confident of their own abilities and potential.


Key Responsibilities

  • Using your strong understanding of setting up automation frameworks as well as your experience with automation principles and toolsets such as Katalon, Selenium, Cucumber, continuous integration tools and Jira to help us delight our colleagues and customers.
  • Developing and executing exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality
  • Working collaboratively with the business and test team towards the creation of an automated regression test back and  prioritise, plan and coordinate testing activities within the team and the business.
  • Feeding into overall delivery estimate, design, develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet stakeholder needs, track quality assurance metric

Key Skills & Experience

  • Subject Matter Expert  with hands-on experience in building of automated test frameworks & systems and significant practical experience in Test Automation / setting up frameworks on multiple application types and platforms: Web, Microservice/API
  • Knowledge of automated test tools such as Katalon / Selenium Web driver / Cucumber & Gherkin
  • SME in programming language preferably Java / C# or Python
  • Apache POI API for reading and writing data to excel
  • Using JIRA and integration of JIRA with automated test tools (Katalon)
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of user acceptance testing
  • Knowledge of Frameworks: Keyword Driven, Data Driven and Hybrid

Desirable, but not mandatory:

  • Familiarity with version control systems e.g., Git
  • Skilled in automating functional testing in sprint and maintaining automated regression packages
  • Deep knowledge and insights into testing best practices and implementation of functional, integration, regression, tooling, and frameworks covering functional requirements
  • Proficient in applying industry best practices, fostering knowledge sharing to provide solutions for complex business problems
  • Proven ability to produce and automate appropriate test artifacts i.e., test plans, approaches, summary reports.
  • Understanding of functional requirements to create & execute test cases and defect management


About the company

Castle Water is one of the fastest-growing and most successful companies in the utility sector. Our customers include some of the largest companies and public sector bodies in the UK.

Castle Water aims to deliver the best customer service in the sector. Creating positive interactions in the workplace and between our employees and our customers will help ensure our company continues to draw new and retain existing customers. Not only have we just achieved our 10,000th 5-star Trustpilot review, but we are also winners of the recent Customer Service Excellence Award for the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards.

Castle Water has a track record of providing excellent customer service, and of developing innovative approaches to utility supply. We have more 5-star reviews on Trustpilot than all other water retailers combined. We pride ourselves on being transparent and treating customers fairly.

Our head office is based in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, within easy commuting distance of both Perth and Dundee. We are embedded in the local community and participate in many local events and activities.


How to apply

If you have the drive, experience, and skills to join Castle Water, click below to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

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As a responsible employer, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our people is a top priority. Our employees are currently working on a hybrid model from home and in the office. Measures have been put in place in line with government guidelines to ensure a safe environment for those who are working in our offices.