Senior Automation Test Engineer

The job in a nutshell

We have an opportunity for an experienced automation tester to work within our highly skilled engineering delivery squads. You will become an influential team member in driving forward quality standards and strategy for more efficient automation of testing practices.

You will be involved in writing the group testing strategy and have the authority to block deliveries that don't meet test quality standards. This opportunity will allow you to implement end to end test life cycles for new automation tools within GoCo Group and take proven proof of concept designs into production. Utilising a variation of automation tools including Selenium (NightWatch), Postman, Jest and Puppeteer, you will drive a coordinated approach to testing across group functions.

Working within cross collaborative squads including engineering delivery and strategy, you will have strong negotiation skills and be able to influence and guide the testing process to take colleagues on a journey towards better test automation. 

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

You will have relevant work experience in the use of automation testing tools and in delivering test analysis and automation in challenging commercial environments using tools such as Postman, Selenium, Jest or Puppeteer.

You will have hands on experience using ALM tools such as TFS, Jire or VSTS and a good working knowledge of software development life cycle practices inclusive of Agile, continuous integration and delivery and DEVOPS.

You will be able to apply working knowledge of test methodologies, processes and be familiar with working in a coherent cross-technology team. As well as being able to translate test strategy into delivery methods, you will still have a hands on capability in at least two modern testing practices including automation and NFT or risk-based approaches

What you’ll be responsible for

Your role as a Senior Test Engineer will be varied and you will have the opportunity to:

  • Acts as the principal gate keeper for functional quality changes pushed to production.
  • Supports the delivery of products to ensure quality in line with defined process and policy (e.g. test analysis and sizing, test strategy and test execution).
  • Produces clear and concise documentation to support software applications.
  • Prepares, plans and delivers software demonstrations including supporting documentation to assist in the progress and handover of project and BAU work.
  • Works with other areas of Tech to continuously improve processes through automation and general improvements.
  • Implements test solutions in key business domains and uses data to drive decision-making.
  • Explores new opportunities opened up by new technology on innovations.
  • Participates in local tech and open source communities and facilitates technical discussions across teams and departments.
  • Enthusiastically contributes into, develops and maintains test process and policy.
  • Coaches and develops junior members of the team to build a high performance team.

Who you’ll be working with

  • Liaises with software engineers to design, build and test effective applications and ensuring a high level of quality in development output.
  • Works with wider Tech teams to ensure everyone works towards one vision.
  • Works with Product Managers to help shape backlogs and deliver timely roadmap features.

About us

We’re on a mission to help people everywhere save time and money – whether that’s on essential outgoings or on the things that they enjoy.

If someone is looking for an insurance policy for the first time, wants to beat their renewal quote, is searching for the right financial product, or is after an outstanding utility deal, our comparison website – GoCompare – is there to help. We work with trusted insurance providers, financial services organisations and partners to provide a real breadth of coverage across the market.

Through MyVoucherCodes we bring savings from thousands of fashion, retail, restaurant, entertainment, travel and tech brands to millions of people.

Energylinx, our Ofgem-accredited energy comparison and switching service, brings excellent energy deals from more suppliers than any other UK switching site to UK households and businesses.

Look After My Bills is a leading automated energy savings service. The free service cuts customers’ gas and electricity bills without them having to do a thing. Customers sign up once and Look After My Bills seeks to get them the best deal they can from an energy supplier they trust with good customer service. When that deal ends they automatically switch customers on to another.

And weflip, an automatic switching service that helps people save time and money by flipping them onto better energy tariffs, uses technology to bring a new, hands-off approach to staying on great deals, forever.

GoCompare embraces diversity and truly believe in equal opportunities for all. We believe that inclusion and diversity increases creativity, delivers innovation, improves performance and better serves our customers.

We truly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, educational background or any other characteristic for that matter that doesn’t relate to your ability to perform the role.


GoCompare offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Death in service
  • Matched pension (up to 6%)
  • Private medical cover
  • Buy and sell holiday options
  • Extra holidays for length of service
  • Share save scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies
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Up to £45,000 plus benefits and bonus



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Closing date:

29th February 2020

Working hours:

37.5 hours per week

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