Software Tester

DCA Recruitment
£35,000 per annum prorated
08 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Software Tester
Permanent - Full Time or Part Time (min 20 hours per week)
Location: Godalming, Surrey, UK
Salary: Full time equivalent £35,000 per year prorated
Benefits: Prorated 25 days’ annual leave plus prorated bank holidaysStatutory pension contributionsThe Company
Metadata Technology Ltd is a small innovative technology company supplying specialist SDMX software and consultancy services to global clients.
SDMX, which stands for Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange, is an ISO standard for exchanging official statistical data and metadata among international organisations and their member countries. The organisations in question include central banks such as the World Bank, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the European Central Bank (ECB), in addition to other international organisations such as UNESCO and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Metadata Technology has clients throughout Europe, the USA, the Middle East and the Far East.
The company is based in Godalming, a historic market town near Guildford in Surrey.
The Role
Metadata Technology is expanding. The launch of the company’s flagship Fusion Registry 9 SDMX software product means we need a software tester to join the small and dynamic software development team.
The main focus of the Software Tester is manual testing of the company’s software products to ensure there are zero defects prior to each release.
The Candidate
The Software Tester we are seeking will have experience in software engineering, software testing, or in more general quality assurance perhaps gained in other industries.Irrespective, the candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of quality assurance principles, methods and procedures.
The successful Software Tester will be highly self-motivated, a characteristic they will be able to show through initiatives they have driven in previous jobs, or through their own personal projects. Knowledge of statistics is not a requirement.
They will be able to take ownership of a problem and follow it through to conclusion in a logical way. They will also be adept at prioritising their own workload, using judgement to distinguish what is urgent and what is important.
Metadata Technology’s main software products are HTML web applications, so knowledge of that technology and its testing would be beneficial.
Similarly, knowledge of Microsoft Excel and various file formats including XML, CSV and JSON would also be useful.
Key Accountabilities
Software Testing. Under the direction of the Systems’ Architect, accountable for providing assurance that the company’s software products are free from defects prior to each release, by performing manual tests.Test Script Ownership. Accountable for the development and maintenance of the test scripts used for manual software testing. The test scripts consist of a collection of individual test cases.Test Coverage. Accountable for ensuring there is 100% test coverage by coordinating the manual testing with the automated testing which is not part of this role.
Working hours are flexible from 20 hours per week spread over four or five days, up to full-time (37.5 hours per week).
You must apply by using your CV and a covering letter, with the covering letter not more than one side of A4.
Please think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience outlined in the job description and ensure your CV reflects the requirements of the role.
If you are shortlisted you will be invited to take part in a face-to-face interview and other assessments.
We will endeavour to give candidates as much notice as possible however interviews/assessments may be organised at short notice and will require a degree of flexibility.
Metadata Technology welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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