Jnr Automation Test Engineer

Development - Cape Town, South Africa

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Purpose of Role

To fit into the agile development team as an Automation test engineer and assist in signing off development work for release.


  • Running the automated testing programs against the full Travelstart platform
  • Working with the dev ops teams to facilitate faster deployment with a lower bug rate
  • Be responsible for all aspects of automation testing and Quality Assurance on assigned projects
  • Be responsible for working with developers and end users to gather testing requirements and then develop and execute automated test strategies
  • Working with internal and external customers to create, develop, and execute automated test plans based on the business directive and providing detailed defect analysis reports to these teams


  • Get a understanding of the industry, platform and environments to be able to comfortably understand what is required in terms of automated testing scenarios
  • Participate with manual QA to understand how users interact with the system to be able to assist in UAT and regression testing
  • Help grow the list of test cases and scenarios as pre-emptive work for further automation
  • Maintenance of current automation projects, including bug fixes and new features
  • Fixing and improving current automated tests
  • Improved integration of frameworks with continuous release and deployment
  • Refactoring frameworks for efficiency gains
  • Investigate mocking frameworks allowing focused approach on performance testing of system
  • Performance/load testing of entire stack
  • Improved integration of mobile testing with CI

Skill Requirements

  • Experience in automating UI tests through Selenium WebDriver
  • Experience in scripting using Java, JavaScript, Python or other programming language
  • Experience in load/stress testing using Apache Jmeter or other performance testing tool
  • Experience in test automation of mobile applications (Appium & Selenium)
  • Experience in testing Web based application in Agile development process
  • Ability to use white box API test tools (e.g. SOAP UI, etc.) to duplicate defects and problems reported by application developers
  • Experience with Performance, Regression and Load testing
  • Knowledge of QA process, Testing life cycle
  • Excellent communication is critical as this role will interact on a daily basis with vendor and business partners
  • Demonstrated experience improving development practises to raise quality such as: continuous integration, code coverage analysis and automated code testing tools
  • Knowledge of Jenkins Pipeline
  • Knowledge of Docker and Terraform

Personal Competency Requirements

  • Passionate
  • Driven
  • Love for the travel industry
  • Willing to take the right risk
  • Ideas generator
  • Meet requirements but continually exceed expectations
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to promote co-operation between team members
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to understand and critique requirements


  • 2+ years’ experience in software automated Quality Assurance testing
  • Experience with complex integrated applications, proven results in coordinating end to end tests
  • Previous experience in the Travel industry would be helpful

To apply for this awesome opportunity please send us your CV (maximum 3 pages), to: recruitme@travelstart.com Please include a copy of your academic certificate and transcript (marks). The reference for this opportunity is “Jnr Automation Test Engineer”. Please insert this into the subject line of your email application.
Any applicants not meeting the minimum requirements will not receive a response. Please note that we reserve to right to amend, freeze the role or not hire. The final appointment will be at the discretion of Travelstart.

Travelstart is committed to transformation and redressing of past inequalities. Our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our selection process.
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