Automation Test Analyst

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Eagle is currently seeking an Automation Test Analyst for a twelve (12) month contract opportunity, scheduled to begin immediately.

Key Responsibilities of an Automation Test Analyst

  • Become familiar with and incorporate the current automated testing framework that provides important common mechanisms and reusable components to guide and support automated test development;
  • Provide estimates for the required effort for design, development and delivery of automated testing services within the context of each project releases/initiative;
  • Analyze application functionality and any existing manual tests to fully understand how the function(s) work, and what level of test coverage is possible/appropriate within the available timeframe;
  • Design automated testing suites/scenarios to ensure that the automated tests will achieve the required test coverage in an effective manner;
  • Document the level of test coverage planned/achieved in a manner that will clearly identify what the automated tests will cover;
  • Ensure that automated testing design achieves high levels of reusability, portability and interoperability of the resulting automated tests;
  • Ensure that automated testing design makes effective use of test data to minimize maintenance efforts and to enable integration with other testing activities (e.g. manual testing);
  • Execute automated tests as needed to meet required execution targets; coordinate test execution activities with other stakeholders;
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting of test execution results to affected stakeholders;
  • Provide timely reporting of any problems/defects identified during test execution and ensure appropriate follow-up action is taken;
  • Maintain existing tests as needed to ensure that they are up to date with all relevant changes and still operating reliably;
  • Maintain relevant test environment(s) for automated testing to ensure that they are up to date and available as needed for test execution;
  • Collaborate with Senior Automation Test Analyst(s) and other stakeholders on test approach/strategy for all automated testing assignments to ensure the highest quality of coverage with maximum effectiveness and reusability of those automated testing scenarios;
  • Communicate any testing issues and/or risks to Senior Automation Test Analyst in a timely fashion;
  • Testing Standards/Practices and Team Effectiveness;
  • Familiarize with/understand all relevant test automation standards in place;
  • Gain and maintain working-level knowledge of relevant applications to ensure maximum effectiveness of test coverage and test results;
  • Gain and maintain knowledge of technical environments/infrastructure to ensure maximum effectiveness of test execution;
  • Ensure test approach, test design and test coverage are documented in a thorough and appropriate manner;
  • Manage effective and pro-active communication with other stakeholders (e.g. manual testing team, development team) to ensure that testing goals are met;
  • Support other members of the test automation team to maximize effectiveness of the automation team;
  • Support other members of projects/initiatives to maximize effectiveness of the team;
  • Enable automated test execution and evaluation by non-technical personnel where practical;
  • Look for opportunities to improve/streamline existing automation test practices;
  • Control scope of work (self & team members) effectively for assigned project (prioritize, identifies potential issues with estimates or deadlines early), proactively communicating status/issues. Identifies and solutions impacts to assignment deadlines and schedules;
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Multitask on more than one assignment at the same time prioritizing effectively.

Skills and Qualifications of an Automation Test Analyst

  • Ability to build strong and effective working relationships with all levels of the Company;
  • Ability to build and maintain strong and effective working relationships with external contacts and service providers;
  • Three to five (3 to 5) years of work experience in Automation testing or a combination of experience with both manual testing and software development;
  • Strong technical skills, including experience with common programming concepts and languages;
  • Experience with one or more automated testing tools (e.g. MicroFocus UFT, Selenium, Appium, API testing tools);
  • Experience working within automated testing frameworks;
  • Experience with automated testing over multiple client platforms;
  • Proven ability to complete high-quality work at a detailed level (attention to detail);
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server databases and SQL queries;
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel advanced features;
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS;
  • Working knowledge of XML data structures;
  • Working knowledge of API/services;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Experience in testing Waterfall and Agile software development projects;
  • University, college or technical degree/diploma in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, IT or related field;
  • Formal banking/financial sector training/certification is considered an asset;
  • CSTE (Certified Software Test Engineer) certification required or equivalent testing experience.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience with HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM);
  • Experience with HPE Unified Functional Test;
  • Experience with testing of mobile applications;
  • Experience in testing enterprise distributed systems;
  • Banking industry testing experience.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity, apply online today!

Eagle is an equal opportunity employer and will provide accommodations during the recruitment process upon request. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that your application does not signify the beginning of employment with Eagle and that employment with Eagle will only commence when placed on an assignment as a temporary employee of Eagle.


  • Posted On: December 04, 2018
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Job ID: 58467
  • Location: Edmonton AB