Software Testers / QA Specialists

£30000 - £40000 per annum
02 Jan 2019
30 Jan 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity to join a technology business, creating software and services to help new and existing Energy suppliers to operate in the UK Energy market.

This is a relatively new team of five Test Analysts plus a Test Leader. They now are seeking a further, experienced testers to fully staff up this supportive and essential function.

Effectively there is a clean sheet of paper when it comes to defining the test strategy and testing tools, and they absolutely want you to contribute to that process. On a more day to day basis, you will be working closely with like minded test specialists, who in turn, will be working with our developers, business analysts and project managers to deliver cutting edge software.

How do they work?

- They are entirely cloud based. No servers at all
- They work in an agile way. Their sprints are 2 weeks in length
- They have 3 sprint teams made up of 5-9 developers, testers and implementation folks
- They major on event driven micro service architecture giving them scalability, agility and reliability

What sort of day to day tasks will you be involved in

- Working with Product Owners, Business Analysts and Software developers to define acceptance tests
- Creating and maintaining Test Plans
- Creating and executing test scripts in close collaboration with the development team
- Creating and executing automated regression test scripts
- Facilitating the execution of user acceptance testing
- Creating and manipulating data for use in multiple platforms

What key skills will you need to have

- Automation experience would be ideal but not essential
- Api testing skills are especially welcome
- Selenium is currently used for their front-end test automation but is not the key tool
- Integrating automated tests into the build and deployment pipeline using TFS would be awesome.
- Ability to analyse and apply a pragmatic approach to testing
- Experience in breaking down complex designs into smaller more manageable areas to test
- Experience of using Microsoft SQL Server (we use MS-SQL 2018) is advantageous
- Some web-based testing experience
- Some exposure to the creation and running of manual and automated test scripts
- Practical use of Agile working practices is a helpful
- Experience of data warehousing, web platforms, e-commerce, and CRMs
- ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing or ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level ideal
- Energy industry experience is a nice to have and not an essential

What is it like to work here
It's probably best if they let their employees tell you.
'It's fun'. 'It's a proper team'. 'Fast paced'. 'No red tape'. 'You can make things happen'. 'There is a drinks fridge!'. 'Everyone knows everyone'. 'Professional but informal'. 'There is free food!'. 'Great city centre location'. 'There are loads of opportunities to do more than your normal job'. 'It's non-corporate'. 'Everyone gets a day off on their birthday!'

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