Intermediate Automation Tester

Date: 30 Aug 2023

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group


Santam has a position available in Belville (Cape Town) in our BITS (Business Information Technology Services) unit for an Intermediate Automation Tester reporting to the Test Manager.


This role is responsible for testing applications using the Selenium automated testing tool. The key responsibility for this role will focus on quality assurance (QA) to verify the functionality on the Oracle’s JD Edwards platform. Also responsible for linking test cases to business/systems requirements to ensure traceability. This role will also execute regression test cases, log defects and the creation of test ware. 


  • Analyses and develops the proper automation test coverage with the assigned development team.
  • Responsible for Selenium Creating Test Cases,
  • Java or Other supported Programming for Enhancing Test Cases
  • Any Supported Testing Framework for Grouping Test Cases, Prioritizing Test Cases, Executing Test Batches, and Generating Test Results.
  • Selenium Grid for Parallel Test execution.
  • Bamboo for Continuous Integration,
  • Identify and create necessary test data 
  • Checking test results and logging defects. 
  • Analyses test failures
  • Analyses metrics for quality assessment & management with Test Manager
  • May work with Business Analyst to influence and monitor User Acceptance Testing.
  • Tracking and monitoring of errors and test results with project team
  • Responsibilities may require after hours and weekend work in response to needs of the systems being supported.


  • Minimum of 2 years manual testing experience 
  • Minimum of 4 – 5  years automation testing experience
  • Testing certification (ISTQB – Foundation certificate) advantageous
  • Experience in software testing methodologies (agile, waterfall, functional and non-functional), test planning, test case development and execution of test cases
  • Experience in developing test cases and test scenarios from use cases and/or requirements specifications.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Possesses good understanding of Quality Control and Quality Assurance concepts across the SDLC and the TDLC
  • Understands test metrics and how they are used for decision support
  • Has experience with Requirements Management, Test Management and Defect Management Tools


  • Provides input to continuously improve test methodology 
  • Reviews functional requirements, 
  • Defines test scenarios
  • Traces coverage and clearance
  • Provides input to standard test metrics and reporting
  • Prioritize defect management with development team


  • Standard Oracle’s JD Edwards application knowledge would be an advantage or functional working experience of other financial applications knowledge an advantage.
  • Experience with the Atlassian suite (Jira/Confluence/Xray) 
  • Methods, standards and techniques supporting domain
  • Best practices in testing domain
  • Defect management
  • Good working knowledge of testing best practices and frameworks
  • Relating and networking
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Is a good team player 
  • Regression testing and scripts


  • Collaborates 
  • Client focus 
  • Drives results  
  • Flexibility and adaptability 
  • Cultivates Innovation 
  • System testing, analysis and reviews
  • Business requirements


Santam is the market leader in the general insurance industry in Southern Africa. We are a large, diversified, expanding and transforming company and whilst based in South Africa, we are rapidly moving into a number of emerging markets, both in Africa and Asia.  Our success is rooted in our passion for our clients and everything we do is centered on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper. 

At Santam we are committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society. In achieving our employment equity goals we give preference to applicants from the designated groups in alignment with the Divisions Employment Equity targets.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.