Posted: 5th July 2019

Test Lead - hands-on automation

Cathcart Associates  

Dundee, Dundee. United Kingdom


The company are an established presence in Dundee; they’re a stable, yet forward-looking organisation who are leaders in their field.
You’ll be working on their custom software products which complement their other products – the work is interesting, and the team and management are friendly and easy to get on with; they’ve got incredibly good rates of staff retention to prove it.

The Role 

Day to day duties include the creation and management of an automation framework as well as the implementation of automation scenarios, leading the team and ensuring the work carried out is of the highest quality. It’s an opportunity to come on board and assess the needs of the company, creating an automation testing function to implement where appropriate and actively impact the company and its products. 


You’ll be someone with a genuine passion for testing, and experience with automation testing as the role will require you to create an automation framework from scratch. 

You’ll be a positive and friendly individual, who’s keen to both pick up and transfer knowledge to help further both your and your colleagues skillsets. Experience mentoring and working closely with more junior colleagues is necessary as you will be the person they will come to for help, and who will be making the crucial decisions.

It goes without saying that you’ll be as strong communicator, as you will leading the team, as well as providing reports and analysis to stakeholders, justifying actions taken and proposed plans for the future.  

You’ll also have most of the following key skills or experience:
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with Selenium
  • SQL Server, and ideally T-SQL
  • Ideally exposure to working in a Microsoft house
  • Strong automation experience – creating an automation framework from scratch
  • Experience leading a team, or mentoring more junior colleagues
  • The company aim to continue to be at the forefront of their industry, and ultimately you’ll need to be someone that’s keen to see this vision through.
Salary and Location  

The company are based in Dundee, offering ample on-site parking, and are easily commutable from; St Andrews, Forfar, Montrose, Arbroath, Falkirk, Perth, Fife, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Crieff, Angus and Tayside.

They are looking to offer a competitive salary for the right individual, and have good benefits package to add to that which includes a good holiday allowance, a matched pension contribution, health insurance and various other additions. 

They are an organisation who are keen on creating a fulfilling work-life balance for its employees as well as a relaxed working environment, and a casual dress code to match.