Tester - Sky ID

  • Location: England - Yorkshire - Leeds
  • Employee status: Permanent
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference number: 37128

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves over 22 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we’re not stopping there. We’re home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there’s plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.


The perks 

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme, private health care and a share save scheme. There’s a range of other benefits to help you make valuable tax and national insurance savings too.


Who you’ll be working with

Based at our world class Leeds Dock campus, which is one of the largest technical hubs in the UK, it’s a strategic location for our business and offers a vibrant place to work.

Our new teams have a real ‘start up’ feel and there’s loads of room for development. You’ll have the chance to use cutting edge tools and technologies to create rich user experiences; all whilst working in an Agile environment.


Your key responsibilities

You’ll work to create and execute testing activities to ensure new or amended services meet requirements.

Coaching the development and test team on best practices to assist with delivering excellent software

Contribute to the testing manifesto used to guide the principles and practices of testing at Sky

Designing robust test frameworks to be used throughout the tribe by developers and testers

Promoting testing at all steps of the development cycle

Responsible for facilitating, creating and executing testing activities to ensure services meet requirements

Perform a wide range of behavioural driven development (BDD) activities

Assisting the teams with planning, writing, executing and automating test scripts

Communicating testing results, coverage and making recommendations where necessary

Participate in the delivery of Web Applications, Mobile and Portals to support the business objectives

Join in with the team in interpreting business requirements into technical actions to deliver high quality, customer focused testing solutions


Your skills

Experience writing tests in a BDD style automated test runner such as Cucumber/Gauge 

CI (Hudson, Jenkins, Teamcity etc.)

Experience writing coded API automation frameworks using libraries such as Unirest, RestAssured or RestSharp

Tool assisted testing experience using tools such as Postman, Charles, etc.

Keen exploratory testing skills

Scripting (Bash, shell, python etc.)

Unix skills

Understanding of RESTful web services 


If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today 


Happy to talk flexible working


It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.


If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.


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