Software Tester Apprentice in Birmingham B2

Recruiter
QA Apprenticeships
Location
Birmingham
Posted
15 Feb 2019
Closes
10 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Established in 1985, my client are a leading FinTech firm within the wealth management sector. Based entirely on organic growth, a passion for quality and reputation, my client’s technologies are now used by more than 60 financial institutions to manage funds, clients’ investments and to trade and settle securities in stock markets around the world.

My client has continued ambitious growth and expansion plans make it an exciting time to join this market leading company. Employing over 230 staff, you will find our UK offices in London, Birmingham, Newcastle, and our international office in Dubai positive places to work full of friendly, supportive and dedicated staff ready to help you become part of a great team.

We offer an outstanding benefits package, including exciting opportunities to take part in team building activities and social events.

We want someone who is...

Hobbyist, someone that self teaches and builds their understanding in their chosen subject Thrives in a hands on environment Able to work well as part of a team as well as on their own Can give examples of their strengths and knowledge Self-starter Able to follow instructions and complete tasks

Vacancy Description:

Are you looking to kick-start a successful career in the IT industry?

You will be working in a fast-paced environment both individually, as part of an experienced testing team to facilitate the delivery of quality software by providing rigorous testing activities, and accompanying documentation to support each release. You will learn to test software in a professional manner to the latest industry standards.

everything that is expected of you, gaining essential hands on experience of working in a software company.

You will be working in a fast-paced environment both individually, as part of an experienced testing team to facilitate the delivery of quality software by providing rigorous testing activities, and accompanying documentation to support each release. You will learn to test software in a professional manner to the latest industry standards.

Utilise excellent organisational skills to plan and prioritise work for all incoming testing.

Provide detailed, accurate test estimates, which contribute to test planning.

Understand and critically analyse business requirements to enable the design of detailed test requirements.

Creation of clear, destructive and broad test cases that contain the appropriate level of detail. Draft and issue test plans, where appropriate.

Create and maintain test scripts in a test management tool, to a specified quality standard.

Creating and maintaining appropriate test data and environments.

Employ excellent attention to detail in executing the existing suite of regression test scripts over JHC solutions.

Document and publish using a test management tool, all test results to a defined standard.

Clearly and thoroughly document and report issues arising from testing in a timely manner and manage their resolution and tracking. Utilising excellent written and oral communication skills to liaise internally with developers where required.

Verifying defect fixes.

Issue testing status and completion reports to project teams and clients.

Assist in the ongoing development and improvement of testing standards and procedures across the company.

Throughout your apprenticeship, your role will be rotational allowing you to gain exposure in coding and development.

You will be mentored and supported throughout your apprenticeship, making sure that you understand everything that is expected of you, gaining essential hands on experience of working in a software company.

Desireable Skills and Personal Qualities:

with a keen interest in technology and software testing and development and commitment to developing a career in the software industry

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal

Strong analytical skills and problem solving ability

Good attention to detail and organisational skills

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products

Flexible, approachable and demonstrates a positive can-do attitude, even when under pressure

Commitment to quality and a thorough approach to work

Strong customer service skills, with a focus on providing excellent service to clients

Confident and out-going with an interest in learning about the financial sector, and stockbroking in particular

Working Week:

5 days per week,

Monday-Friday,

35 hours per week, [all details will be confirmed with the employer]

Entry Requirements:

7 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications

Preferably Grade B or above in GCSE Maths or equivalent

THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE START, PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS WHEN APPLYING

Salary:

£10,000-£12,000 per annum

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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