We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.
As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.
Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.
An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.
We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.
PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.
As a team, we transform our client’s businesses using a combination of strategic thinking, customer-centric service design, and agile engineering practices. We do this at internet scale – driving innovation, and enriching people’s lives. Our skills and talent enable PA’s purpose of creating positive a human future in a technology driven world.
As part of our Digital team, you’ll work alongside colleagues from across PA – delivering transformative digital solutions to today’s most complex business challenges. Our teams are trusted to deliver and given the space to be awesome. We’re an inclusive community for the curious, generous, pragmatic and committed digital practitioner.
Collectively the team are responsible for delivering functioning solutions to our clients, but as a QA Engineer:
You'll have the support of experienced professionals within the team, who can give you guidance and help you make decisions
You are familiar with the development process, and take ownership for certain aspects of the process by putting appropriate methods and tools in place
It’s important you feel comfortable having team discussions with the client on the project and contributing your thoughts and ideas into the team
You will have responsibility for owning and delivering on specific tasks, being the design authority and accountable for creating solutions
Thinking like a tester is a skill, and we rely upon your inquisitive and curious mindset.
Are you driven to implement test strategy to give a client confidence that a quality product has been delivered?
You would be part of large-scale projects where you will get to work with a robust technical automation framework using for example Cypress, Selenium or equivalent.
In addition, experience of using functional testing techniques, performing accessibility testing, and using non-functional testing tools is an asset.
The ideal candidate will be shaping the quality of the project by improving test strategy, design and implementation while also acting as a role model for junior QA engineers
Some of the skills and attributes that we believe make a good QA Engineer;
A QA mindset
Test strategy and test planning experience
Being a valued member of the team – you will be embedded into sprint teams, work closely with developers and we expect you to take responsibility for the quality of the sprints delivered
Experience of working with test management and defect tracking tools
Understanding of CI/CD tools
Working against a branching strategy e.g. git, svn or cvs
Understanding of OOP
Writing clean, readable, maintainable and reusable code. Using fundamental tools and languages e.g. SQL, Unix, CLI tools, PowerShell, Shell Scripting, HTML and CSS
Implementing and using automation frameworks and approaches like Selenium, TestNG, Visual Studio CodedUI, BDD tools such as Cucumber, or SpecFlow, integration between testing framework and CI/CD tools
Benefits at PA:
- Private medical insurance
- Travel allowance
- 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
- Company pension scheme
- Annual performance-based bonus
- Life and Income protection insurance
- Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
- Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
PA is committed to building an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all of our people can excel. We believe that greater diversity stimulates innovation, enabling us to fulfil our purpose of ‘Bringing Ingenuity to Life’, supporting the growth of our people, and delivering more enduring results for our clients.
We only recruit, promote and reward our people based on their contribution, without regard to gender, race, disability, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.
We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.