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Software Quality Assurance Engineer (SYS025)

Added 22 days ago

PURPOSE OF ROLE:

To work as an integral part of the Development team, conducting automated and manual testing of applications and software to ensure they are fit for purpose before releasing into production.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Functional & non-functional testing of mobile, tablet, web & desktop-based applications
  • To deliver working solutions that meet customer requirements and expectations by providing fast feedback and defect prevention
  • Ensure an SQA plan is in place and perform SQA activities (including checkpoints, change management and technical reviews) to ensure that products satisfy customer requirements in a systematic, reliable fashion
  • Working with Software Developers and project support teams to improve defect prevention by defining acceptance criteria on user stories and testing requirements of each application
  • Support SQA by ensuring various levels of testing are performed during development, including (but not limited to) unit, component, system and regression testing
  • Responsible for providing accurate estimates for system testing activities and working towards set release deadlines.
  • Working with developers to ensure sufficient consideration is given in estimations to testing and SQA activities
  • Executing test scripts within provided timescales
  • Producing and maintaining test results and scripts. Preparation and maintenance of test datasets
  • Planning and organising own daily system testing activities, working with Product Owners, Developers and Business Analysts.

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Good understanding of SDLC and DevOps/Agile methodologies
  • Proven experience working in an Agile environment
  • Understanding of Agile project management approaches such as DSDM and Scrum
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently to support and drive progress is essential
  • Proven experience of white and black box testing techniques, providing constructive feedback to project and development teams
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with an attention to detail
  • Must be familiar with commercial software release processes and be able to demonstrate experience from previous roles
  • Previous experience using Azure DevOps & Boards or similar
  • Automation Test framework design experience
  • Java or another scripting language such as C#, .NET, python etc.
  • Testing tools Junit, Cucumber, Specflow, JMeter, Appium etc
  • Automation testing using tools like Selenium, Ranorex etc
  • End-to-End test management tools like Zephyr, Ranorex, Newman, Protractor to write/maintain automated web-based tests
  • Understanding of web & mobile technologies
  • Basic SQL skills to test data / migration data
  • Ability to write test scripts
  • ISTQB qualified (preferred)
  • We reserve the right to close this post early depending on volume and calibre of candidates.

Vacancy Overview

LocationManchesterRemote WorkingSouthport
SalaryCirca £30,000 DOE
ContractFull-time
ExperienceNon-legal
DepartmentSystems & IT
Closes23rd Dec 2020

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