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Automation Test Engineer

About the role

We’re seeking an accomplished Test Automation Engineer with experience in working in a cross functional Scrum team. This person will work with another tester in the team to build on our automation tests of our website and help push us to another level as we also look to bring in a mobile App that will need its own set of tests that the testers are free to decide what the best way of accomplishing that is.

The role is an integral part of the cross-discipline web team and will work closely with the rest of the team to keep frequently releasing and achieving levels of productivity that we haven’t before.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the scrum process; set and meet sprint deliverables.
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet customer needs.
  • Analyse feature requirements and devise appropriate and thorough tests.
  • Plan, develop and maintain our automated UI testing suite
  • Undertake both manual and automated testing.
  • Work alongside the developers in the team to resolve all issues as efficiently as possible.
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs.
  • Raise bugs and errors and communicate with developers to determine resolution.
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies.
  • Identify opportunities for future development of testing at Abel & Cole, conduct research into products and technologies that will enhance our testing capabilities and pursue opportunities for technical improvement


Experience and Skills:


  • Experience of testing websites, preferably in an ecommerce environment
  • Experience of working with testing automation tools (Selenium, Cypress, MS Test Framework, etc)
  • Experience of coding with a C based language (C, C++, C#, Java, Javascript)
  • Understanding of the Page Object Model (POM) / Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Understanding of web technologies (CSS, JS, HTML)
  • Experience of SQL and relational database (SQL Management Studio and T-SQL preferred)
  • Understanding agile delivery methodologies, preferably Scrum
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills. The ability to be clear, concise and accurate. Capable of interacting with technical and non-technical audiences ranging from director to operative


  • Continuous integration, automated testing and release management using VSTS or similar
  • Experience of testing high transactional e-commerce websites
  • Experience of working with Browserstack
  • Experience of testing native mobile applications
  • Experience of working with REST APIs
  • Experience of wider testing of online applications such as security, load testing, accessibility testing… etc…


Personal Characteristics:

  • Good communication skills with high standards in both written and oral communication – ability to build strong relationships with both technical and non-technical team members
  • Disciplined and independent self-management skills, can work to deadlines and standards with a minimum of supervision
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the initiative to find innovative technical solutions
  • A passion and enthusiasm to learn new technologies


Company Background:

Abel & Cole is an award-winning online food retailer with its head office based in South West London. Famous for our seasonal organic fruit & veg boxes, we deliver a wide range of excellent organic food to over 40,000 people’s homes every week across London and the South, the Midlands and the Northwest. No air freighting, no silly packaging, no nasty chemicals – just great food produced by people who really love what they do.

Our achievements would not have been possible without fantastic IT systems and a dedicated IT team behind them. In addition to using and supporting Microsoft Windows for our client and server infrastructure, we develop and maintain our own bespoke website and other business applications in-house. Across this diverse architecture our internal support team is the first point of call for everything that we need to run the business, and allows us to offer customers a unique service including flexible repeat orders and individually tailored boxes of fresh fruit and veg.

We consider ourselves bold, irreverent, genuine, friendly and honest, representing a refreshing alternative to supermarket shopping, but without being preachy – this is true of our brand and our internal culture, which combines friendliness, supportiveness and humour with outstanding levels of achievement at work.

Abel & Cole

Abel & Cole is a sustainable online grocer that has been delivering high-quality, fresh food to households since 1988. They’re on a mission to make sustainable shopping simple, putting people and the planet first at all times.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 501-1,000
Year Founded: 1988

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