Test Engineer (Automation)

Location: Head Office (Shoreditch & Hanger Lane)

Hours of Work: 9:30-5:30

Contract Type: N/A

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Test Engineer (Automation)

Role: Test Engineer - Automation

Type: Permanent

Location: Head Office - Hanger Lane 




With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.

Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us. 


What will you do as a Test Engineer?

To provide technical test automation expertise to our cross-functional development teams and enable quick and reliable delivery. Design and implement test automation frameworks, develop automated tests that are integrated into CI/CD pipeline. Plan, define and execute testing of all project deliveries, triage issues found and report on progress.


  • Review business/design documentation to ensure that requirements/user stories/acceptance criteria stated are correct, unambiguous, and verifiable.
  • Works as an embedded tester in the context of a scrum team, evaluating complexity of user stories, contributing to estimates during sprint planning, developing tests and ensuring test execution is appropriately conducted by cross-functional scrum team members.
  • Collaborates with other project scrum teams for integration/regression tests, designing end to end test scenarios and executing regression and performance tests.
  • Collaborate with developers to evaluate and improve processes to enhance software quality.
  • Identify and inform the team of any impediments or risks to product quality or project delivery.
  • Automates tests where cost-effective to ensure software delivered is fit for purpose and meets business needs.
  • Ensures defects are documented in sufficient detail to be reproducible.
  • Manages defects found and works with stakeholders (Business, IT) to analyse, prioritise and resolve them.
  • Provides metrics on quality and progress.
  • Proactively shares knowledge and information with others.
  • Assist and supports business users during user acceptance testing.
  • Ensures all work is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with established processes, practices, procedures and quality standards.
  • Avoids engaging in any activity that hinders progress.

WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for!

For this role, you will have: 

  • Extensive experience with quality assurance tools and practices
  • Experience in the Retail industry
  • Understanding of agile methodologies such as test driven development, continuous integration, agile testing
  • Extensive experience of SQL/PL-SQL and tools such as TOAD/SQL Developer
  • Knowledge of Test Data provisioning and management
  • Experience of planning, executing and validating tests across the full test spectrum (functional, non-functional, regression, integration, UAT, OAT etc)
  • Experience of Risk analysis and Risk Based Regression Testing
  • In depth knowledge of Exploratory testing techniques, Rapid software testing and Session based testing
  • Experience of testing complex enterprise applications, web applications and Databases
  • Strong experience of test automation and automation tools (Selenium, JMeter) (Desirable)
  • Experience in SOAP/REST API testing(Desirable)
  • Experience in JSON/XML validations(Desirable)
  • Knowledgeable in Service Oriented/Micro-Services architecture(Desirable)
  • Experience in TDD/BDD methodologies(Desirable)
  • Good knowledge of source versioning(Desirable)


  • Oracle PL/SQL, Database testing
  • Project/Issue tracking tools such as Jira
  • Test Management tools such as Zephyr, Quality Center or similar
  • Scripting (Shell/Python/Groovy) (Desirable)
  • Automated Test Tools like Code Tester for Oracle, utPLSQL or similar(Desirable)
  • Performance Test Tools such as Load Runner, JMeter(Desirable)
  • Automated Unit Test Tools such as JUnit, DBUnit etc(Desirable)
  • Big Data, Datawarehouse/BI testing(Desirable)
  • PL/SQL Development experience(Desirable)
  • Build and CI Tools like Jenkins, Circle CI or similar(Desirable)
  • Cloud infrastructure like AWS, Digital Ocean or similar(Desirable)
  • Cloud testing solutions like Browserstack, SauceLabs or TestingBot(Desirable)
  • Web technologies such as HTML, Javascript etc(Desirable)
  • Event/Message based enterprise integration patterns(Desirable)


If you are ambitious and love working in a busy environment where every day is new, then River Island is the place to be! As a business, we are committed to developing our talent and offer a fantastic training program to help you optimise your performance and support your career progression with the company.

You will be working with industry experts who are passionate about our brand and really know their stuff. They are focused on ensuring they deliver this knowledge to their team to support with their development with the business. What better way to learn and develop your career than alongside someone who has been there and done it themselves!

Our working environment is busy, fast moving and responsive to our customers’ needs, much like our training which is unique to our business and reflective of our fun and refreshing brand and our people within it! Our River Academy offers ongoing training and development by running workshops throughout the year varying from courses focusing on softer skills to the more technical courses you may require to perform your duties.

It’s not all work and no play here either…we all work hard but we also like to have fun too! We are a social bunch and regularly host events ranging from Summer and Christmas parties, bake offs, and lots of charity events!

WE LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER…and in doing so, we provide great benefits for our employees:                     

  • 50% Staff Discount
  • Pension Scheme
  • Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Discounted on-site gym membership
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Staff Shop
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free onsite parking



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