Job Openings Test Automation Lead

About the job Test Automation Lead


Contract - Initial 6 months with high probability of extension.


A large financial services company based in Cape Town


Cape Town ( Remote & On-site work required)


This position is responsible for developing and implementation of a Shift Left Test Automation Strategy and Approach as part of a collaborative Agile team.

This would include creating user stories, acceptance criteria, manual and automated test scenarios and test cases, CI/CD, test environment setup, test execution schedules and test reports in partnership with all stakeholders, developers, business analysts and project managers.


• Review project specifications, requirements and other project related documentation.

• Creating test automation strategy, approach and plans.

• Responsible for the creation of automated test scripts and execution of these scripts with full traceability.

• Execution of functional, regression, and acceptance tests.

• Assists in test environment setup/teardown, test automation strategies, and exploratory testing.

• Oversees the creation and maintenance of test data and test documentation.

• Escalate issues and identify risks to be escalated for test planning.

• Assists in formulating QA standards and best practices, organizational policies and processes and strategic plans.

• Assists management in setting the direction for quality assurance within the organization. 


  • Completed relevant degree/courses/certifications , or equivalent years of experience


• More than 10 years’ experience in automated testing and automated testing framework development in a web and mobile environment that includes:

• Evaluation of tools and technologies to integrate into the Automated Testing Framework (Selenium, Appium, Browserstack).

• Integration of Behaviour Driven Development into automated test creation (Specflow or similar).

• Automated Testing Reporting engine development and integration (Report Portal).

• Preparing and presenting various stakeholder reports on the status of Testing activities.

• Automation of scripts as part of Definition of Done.

• Defect identification and managing defect resolution with various stakeholders. 


**Please note : If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.