Also referred to as an Automation Test Engineer or a Test Automation Developer, an Automation Tester is responsible for the design, development, and testing of programs that run automated tests of hardware and software throughout the development cycle.They write and execute scripts in order to reduce the hands-on component of testing, allowing companies to allocate more resources to the development and maintenance of the technology or application. An Automation Testers job description should include, but is not limited to:Design, develop and run scriptsCollaborate with Software Developers and QA AnalystsInvestigate issues, bugs, and feedback as they arisePrepare reports and analysisUse test automation frameworks

What skills and qualifications should an Automation Tester have?

A highly technical role, Automation Testers need to have a high level of IT knowledge. A tertiary education is not required, but expert knowledge in several relevant programming languages is essential.Automation Testers should also be able to demonstrate:Experience with software testing tools, like SeleniumUnderstanding of the latest trends, standards, and developmentsSoft skills should include:Problem solvingCritical thinkingDetail-orientedTime managementOrganisationCustomer service
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