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Senior Automation Tester - Commerce

42,847 P.A. ?
Location: Watford
Company: Wunderman Thompson Commerce
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Senior Commerce Automation Tester

The individual should possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills and have an eye for detail. We require a highly-motivated individual with well-developed interpersonal skills. You will be the automation tester in a team of testers working on a new client engagement. You will be involved in the identification, writing, debugging and execution of automated tests and where necessary manual tests. The programme covers a headless development approach and requires experience of testing API’s using frameworks such as RestAssured.

The applicant will be system testing on new projects, ideally within the retail sector and be proficient in Java, Selenium Web Driver and Cucumber and have experience of creating automated regression packs covering both API and front end-based features. A good knowledge of Java is essential to this role and the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their competence in this area.


Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and are ready to inspire outstanding online shopper experiences for consumers and brands, no matter what product, service, sector, device or channel!

You will have a customer-first mindset, with the maturity and initiative to do what it takes keep our clients happy, including some working at client locations. When our clients win – we win!

The techy bit….we need you to be really great at:

  • Recent extensive experience of experience in testing of eCommerce applications
  • Hands on experience of test automation using Java and cucumber
  • Knowledge and experience of working within an Agile environment
  • Hands on experience of Behavioural Driven Development (BDD) (using Cucumber & Gherkin)
  • Very good knowledge and proven experience in testing webservices
  • Great backend testing skills – conversant in databases (DB2, Oracle), SQL knowledge (use of DB Visualiser)
  • Working UNIX knowledge
  • Experience of using RestAssured or an equivalent framework
  • Experience of testing RESTful services
  • Identify data requirements and implement tests to achieve coverage
  • Experience of working within an Agile scrum team
  • Recommend, implement improvements to test automation framework
  • Experience in testing automation within a continuous integration environment
  • Experience in source code control
  • Collaborate in daily standups and work very closely with developers on the team
  • Use feedback from all stakeholders to expand test scenarios
  • Demonstrate ability to change direction and re-prioritise in a fast-paced team environment
  • Effective interpersonal skills and a proven ability to collaborate with all stakeholders
  • Attentive to detail and highly organized

If you know some of this even better!

  • Retail sector experience.
  • Experience of IBM Websphere Commerce, Magento, Hybris or other eCommerce platforms
  • Experience of using Jira.
  • Experience with Jenkins.
  • Experience of using GIT

Wunderman Thompson Commerce is a new global eCommerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to make a big impact through eCommerce.

How? By creating outstanding websites and inspired shopper journeys. It’s why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as GAME, Halfords, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Specialized and Ted Baker.

Tell me more! We’re an inclusive group of more than 1350 thinkers and doers from WPP’s leading commerce agencies: Salmon, POSSIBLE Commerce and Gorilla Group alongside two Amazon specialists - all under the world-renowned Wunderman brand. Our reputation is based on having the best the business – people who are inspired yet straight-talking, and who really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about innovation in everything we do, and proud of what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.

Together, we keep our clients and their customers inspired and ahead through digital, future-ready sites, solutions and services. When our clients win – we win.

With new, state-of-the-art offices in Watford, and two other cool agency offices in Central London, we’ve got 20 locations mapped across Europe, North America and Asia.

As our business grows internationally, we’re seeking new people who share our values and work ethic. We especially want to encourage more women to join, and take a key role in shaping some of the best eCommerce sites and experiences in the world.

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