QA Automation Tester

PayFast is a leading online payment processing solution for individuals, NPOs and businesses of all sizes in South Africa. We are dedicated to enabling the easy, secure and instant transfer of money to online merchants to help them grow, develop and succeed in the digital economy. 

We are looking for a QA Automation Tester to join their team at Brookside Office Park, Claremont, Cape Town to help meet the demands of our rapid growth. The successful candidate will possess strong automation testing skills and a general enthusiasm for quality assurance, ecommerce and payment gateways. 

Core Competencies: 

● Improve and automate test strategy 

● Co-create and extend testing processes which includes documentation 

● Extract test requirements from user stories 

● Understand the importance of manual and exploratory testing 

● Collaborate closely with developers and be able to speak dev lingo 

● Design and create test cases 

● Technologies and Tools you’ll be exposed to: 

– Selenium 

– Postman 

– PHP 

– Ubuntu and basic Shell Scripting 

– MySQL 

– Docker 

– Git 

– Jira 

– Micro-Services Architecture 

– PCI Data Security Standard 


● At least 3 years in automation testing writing own Selenium tests (No recording tools)

● Has prior exposure to any of the following languages: PHP, C#, Java, Ruby 

● Ability read and write basic SQL statements 

● Experience in any of the following: Git, SVN, TFS 

● Basic Linux abilities 

● Any experience with eCommerce systems a plus 

● Any experience with CI/CD pipeline a plus 

● Grade 12 certificate and relevant certifications from an accredited institution 

● Certificates like ISTQB or any relevant QA/Automation certification a plus 

● Strong analytical skills and systematic approach to problem solving 

● Continually look to expand upon your knowledge of the Product Domain 

● Possess a good attitude and willingness to help others 

● Keen eye for detail and high level of accuracy

PayFast offers an online payment service to merchants of all sizes, providing access to a variety of payment methods, including credit card, Instant EFT, Masterpass, mobicred and debit card. Without the need of a merchant account, a PayFast account can be activated within 24 hours and incurs no monthly or setup fees. PayFast supports both merchants and their customers and is packaged with advanced security layers and fraud detection. Integration with over 80 platforms provides seamless payment access to anything from ecommerce stores to invoicing and event ticketing.