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  • Posted: May 20, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Automation Test Analyst

    Design automation testing plans and develop automation test scripts for multiple technical products / services (pre, during & post deployment) in both ‘Run & Change’ contexts and align to chosen application testing frameworks & guidelines. Testing may apply to all or a combination of the following front-end, back-end, integration, performance, scalability and regression testing of solutions. This entails full responsibility for ensuring products are protected through quantifiable test coverage & metrics.

    Job Description
    The Midas team (Core Banking Multi Currency Application) within the Chief Technology Office is looking for a Specialist Automation Engineer to setup an automation testing environment, using best practices and framework.
    The team is currently busy with a Rewrite Project which involves separating the application from the Vendor and building the application in-house.
    The technology used will be Modernised as part of ABSA’s Cloud based strategy.

    QA Engineering

    • Proactively contribute & participate in the full solution development lifecycle as a member of a squad / multiple squads as a QA automation specialist engineer
    • Actively participate in daily Scrum and project planning meetings.
    • Participate and analyze test automation requirements during the requirements analysis phase of technical product & service development, maintenance & optimization (across tribes & squads) – using design specifications and technical documentation (e.g. Business Briefs, User Stories, Architecture & Integration documentation)
    • Prepare QA & Automation testing documentation (planning, design, execution and sustainability)
    • Develop automation test plans
    • Develop and execute automated test scripts using various technologies (automated scripts, test harnesses, SQL scripts etc.)
    • Perform various types of automation testing (regression, integration, black box, scalability)
    • Evaluate automated test cases and analyse & report results
    • Facilitate test plan / case reviews within squads
    • Work with product engineers to evaluate software / solution quality & provide recommendations for improvement / enhancement
    • Contribute to the design and selection of testing frameworks for business applications
    • Deliver all automation & technical testing deliverables on time (always)
    • Provide the required project / scrum related information / feedback on deliverables (e.g. progress, tracking, quality etc.)
    • Conduct performance monitoring on applications / components of applications for which you’ve designed and executed test scripts / plans
    • Produce quality and testing outcome metrics and reports


    • Follow engineering best practices and continuously improve on engineering knowledge to successfully shift our QA capability forward
    • Leverage coding language understanding & expertise to deploy testing requirements for specific products / services
    • Understand the full technical solution that is being tested – show interest and capability to run the technical solution & the ability to test the viability of the code being developed
    • Shift from testing features to supporting & being accountable for full product delivery

    Education And Experience Required

    • B-Degree or equivalent technical qualification
    • Min 5 years automation testing experience
    • Prior programming work experience
    • Experience with performance engineering and load testing is a huge plus
    • Experience & expertise (Basic) in coding languages such as Java, C# and some experience- in software engineering / development
    • Well versed in web services paradigms such as REST and protocols such as HTTP
    • Experience working on web applications and/or web-based technologies
    • Proficient in multiple forms of test approaches for application testing including functional, cross-browser compatibility, mobile, web service, and integration testing etc
    • Proficient in UNIX/Linux environments and shell scripting
    • Proficient in basic SQL operations such as joins and views
    • Experience with SOAP, REST, RPC or other client-server API testing
    • Experience in TFS, JIRA, and Confluence
    • Experience in Git or other source code management systems
    • JavaScript experience
    • Comfortable in AGILE development environments and cross-functional team structures
    • Experience with end-to-end SDLC, testing methodologies and test phases, including unit, assembly, system, integration, regression testing
    • Integration layer testing methods
    • UI testing (i.e. Soap UI)
    • Selenium
    • MQ
    • Angular experience (Advantage)

    Competencies required:

    • Strong work ethic and integrity
    • Strong analytical abilities, troubleshooting skills, and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability aptitude in logical and analytical thinking, as well as display strong problem solving skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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