4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

Our mission is to make meaningful learning a part of your everyday 🧠. The shelf life of our skills is now less than 5 years. So, if you stopped learning today, your skills would soon be irrelevant. Think that’s a big problem? You’d be right.

Enter HowNow. Founded in 2019, our Learning and Skills Platform is disrupting the way people learn and upskill through technology. Whether it's finding a quick answer, learning skills or tapping into shared knowledge, we make it easy for people to learn what they need, when they need it.

Already used by fast-growing scale-ups and global enterprises, such as Trainline, Depop and Sanofi, we’re pushing the boundaries of how people learn.

Hi I'm Akhil Vutukuri the QA Team Lead at HowNow 👋🏾 I’m looking for a Sr. SDET to join us.

At HowNow, you'll have the opportunity to implement all aspects of non-functional testing from scratch, giving you hands-on experience and the chance to shape our testing framework. This role offers excellent exposure to automation testing, allowing you to enhance your skills in a dynamic and innovative environment.

By joining HowNow, you'll be part of a team that values technical expertise and continuous improvement. If you're passionate about testing and looking for a place where you can make a real impact, HowNow is the ideal place for you.

Alongside the opportunities to develop and grow your career, we're a fun and friendly bunch. Have a watch of the video below to get an understanding of what it's like to work here.

Day-to-day tasks will include 📩

  • You’ll design, develop, and execute comprehensive test cases and Test Scenarios for manual testing.
  • You’ll collaborate with Product Managers and Development teams to understand requirements and ensure thorough testing coverage.
  • You’ll develop and maintain automated test scripts using Java and tools like Selenium, Playwright, and Appium.
  • You’ll conduct API testing using Postman and API automation with Rest Assured.
  • You’ll integrate automated tests into CI/CD pipelines and maintain CI/CD processes.
  • You’ll utilize version control systems such as GIT for test script management and versioning.
  • You’ll write SQL queries for Database Testing.
  • You’ll analyze test results, identify defects, and ensure their timely resolution.
  • You’ll mentor junior team members and provide guidance on best testing practice.

The key things that we will be looking for in applicants 🔑

  • You have 4 - 6 years of experience with automation tools: Selenium, Playwright, and Appium.
  • You have proven experience in manual testing and a deep understanding of testing processes.
  • You have strong programming skills in Java.
  • You have expertise in API testing with Postman and Rest Assured
  • You have solid experience in performance testing using JMeter and K6.
  • You have understanding of CI/CD platforms and processes.
  • You have familiarity with version control systems, specifically GIT.
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • You have excellent communication and collaboration abilities.

What you’ll get:

💰 Our salaries are calculated using a SaaS benchmarking tool called (Figures). Happy to disclose upon application. You’ll also receive a performance based bonus on top.

🏡 Hybrid working (in our offices 3x a week Mon-Wed)

💆 Wind-down Fridays. No meetings from 3pm onwards on Fridays, for you to wind down for the weekend. Our HowNow’ers use this time to exercise, study, or spend some time with their family and friends, which you can read about here

👼🏼 Enhanced maternity and paternity policies which you can read about here

🌴 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and your birthday day off

📚 An annual £200 learning and development budget

🐶 Dog friendly offices - we love our pets! 🐾

🤩 Monthly socials and team dinners which have included Bounce, Mystery Rooms, ITC Maratha, JW Marriot and many more

💡 Access to the very best learning platform out there (HowNow+) to keep you at the top of your game

What's next? 🤔

Once you've applied, we'll get back in touch with you. This is usually within the next 5 working days. Sometimes it can take slightly longer, but we will get back to you regardless of what the outcome of your application is.

  1. You'll be invited to a 30-minute video call with Naaz, our People Operations Coordinator to discuss your experiences and the role.
  2. You'll be invited to a 45-minute video call with Akhil Vutukuri, our QA Team Lead to discuss your expertise on different tools and technologies used along with the processes followed.
  3. You'll be invited to a 90-minutes video call with Akhil Vutukuri, our QA Team Lead for a live coding test and test your Automation and Non functional testing competencies.

Company benefits

Work from anywhere scheme – 2 weeks per quarter
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from home allowance
Co-working space allowance
Teambuilding holidays
L&D budget
💆Wind-down Fridays. No meetings from 2pm-6pm on Fridays, for you to wind down for the weekend. A few ways our HowNow’ers use this time is to exercise, study, or spend some time with their family and friends
🏖️Workcations. We try to get our Mumbai and UK teams together to brainstorm in person over a company retreat. We’ve previously met in Goa, Turkey, and Copenhagen
💡Access to the very best learning platform out there (HowNow+) to keep you at the top of your gam
🤩Monthly socials, which have included mini-golf, Hijingo, shuffleboarding, 5-a-side football and Badminton
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
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Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at HowNow

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Shoreditch, London and Mumbai, India

Funding levels


Hiring Countries


United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

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Flexa100 2024
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Industry awards 2023

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