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Senior Automation Test Analyst

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Senior Automation Test Analyst

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About Hometrack Australia (

Hometrack is a part of the Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) with offices in London and Sydney. A combination of unique data, industry expertise and analytical precision has made Hometrack a trusted leader in property data and automated valuations. Many of the largest financial institutions in the UK and Australia rely on Hometrack to provide them with the highest quality, mission-critical B2B systems.
Hometrack Australia employs a locally based team of database engineers, application developers and quantitative experts to ensure quality is maintained to the highest standards. A distinctive feature of Hometrack is that we embed market leading predictive analytics within all our solutions.
Purpose of the Role
  • Ensuring that web applications and system APIs are error free for each release
  • Owning and maintaining the automated testing process and CI system
  • Running manual browser testing where automation is absent, with a view to automating everything
  • Develop and execute testing plans and reports for new projects
Key Attributes
  • Experience working in smaller agile start up culture business
  • 7+ Years professional experience with QA/testing web development (experience with Node JS and single page applications a plus)
  • A strong understanding of testing frameworks and tools (e.g. Selenium, Karma, Mocha, Nightwatch, protractor)
  • Experience with testing modern distributed cloud applications
  • Experience with testing Microsoft SQL Server environments including designing and manipulating test data, validating stored procedures and scripts.
  • Experience in ownership of the QA process for SDLC iterative releases
  • Experience using bug-tracking software such as Jira
  • Experience operating in Agile development workflows
  • Experience testing with multiple operating systems and browsers
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • A good understanding of software, or background as a web application developer, with a proactive approach to learn new systems and troubleshoot problems
  • Experience using version control software such as Git or SVN
  • Intermediate programming/scripting knowledge and experience
  • Experience of CI systems such as Jenkins/bamboo/teamcity etc
  • Solid documentation/test reporting skills
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Utilise modern test automation frameworks/suites to write a solid foundation of tests/frameworks for web applications and APIs (XML/SOAP/REST)
  • Help build a strong suite of performance/loads tests
  • Ensure suite of functional end-to-end tests exist for client specific testing
  • Advise application developers on test practices to better automate unit testing
  • Ensure that our products are of the highest quality possible before each release
Development Cycles
  • Lead the QA testing processes
  • Develop full test plans for projects
  • Signoff each release in all environments as tested (i.e. UAT, SIT, Performance, Production)
  • Co-ordinate releases with IT team, ensure all app/db/infra changes are prepared for testing/release
  • Liaise with external 3rd parties to ensure integration testing
Remuneration and Benefits of Joining Hometrack
  • Highly competitive remuneration based on experience
  • Generous, transparent annual bonus linked to both company & personal performance
  • Group goals may trigger an extra bonus - known as a "Big Bonus"
  • Flexible work environment - if you like, you can work from home 1 day each week
  • Fantastic Maternity & Paternity leave benefits.
  • Maternity leave - 13 weeks full pay, then 13 weeks half pay after minimum service period. Increases to 26 weeks full pay & 13 weeks half pay after 5 years of service
  • Paternity Leave - 2 weeks full pay & 2 weeks flexible work after minimum service period, moving to 4 weeks full pay & 2 weeks flexible after 5 years employment
  • Extra paid leave entitlements - have your birthday off on us, take a paid day off to move house or a day to volunteer for a Charity
  • Up to 1 week`s paid leave for work related professional development
  • Annual Personal Development allowance, lets you spend $160 or any hobby, skill or interest that develops you - nothing work related - this is for you
  • Keen to support your charity fundraising.
  • Will help with the cost of your gym membership
  • Monthly staff performance prizes
  • Free breakfast, fruit, snacks and beverages
  • Drinks & nibbles every Friday afternoon
  • Regular company event outings
  • Love Hometrack & know someone who would be perfect for us? We have an excellent Employee Referral Scheme
ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UK`s most trusted property and household-related digital brands including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Money and Hometrack.
ZPG helps empower smarter property and household decisions. It has an unrivalled proposition with its websites and mobile apps attracting over 50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners using its services.
ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.