Quality Assurance Specialist, Didcot

MARS Recruitment
Didcot, UK
20 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Quality Assurance Specialist, Didcot, £40,000pa plus benefits:

Our client develops and delivers world leading applications, primarily as web-based Software-As-A-Service offering. Due to continual growth, they're now looking to recruit a Quality Assurance Specialist which is critical in ensuring that each product release is a success through a testing strategy that implements continuous testing and improvement.

Reporting to the Software Development Manager and working closely with a small Development Team, the successful Quality Assurance Engineer will have a proven track record of implementing an end-to-end product lifecycle testing strategy encompassing hands on and automated testing as well as coordinating with the Product Manager, Technical Author/QA Specialist and Help Desk team for additional test capacity and user acceptance testing.

The Quality Assurance Engineer should possess the following skills and experience:
  • Maintain, execute and add to the automated "confidence tests" to ensure integrity of our applications against daily builds of latest code
  • Maintain test scripts written in UFT (Unified Functional Testing) from HP.
  • Knowledge of alternative testing tools, such as Selenium and Cucumber, is desirable but not essential
  • Experience with writing automated testing scripts
  • Configuration-manage confidence tests for execution on patches to product systems, with knowledge of SVN being desirable but not essential
  • Interactively test new functionality, reporting bugs in the fault tracking application (JIRA) and re-testing as needed
  • Produce manual test cases for new functionality prior to automating as required
  • Document addition of new scripts to automated tests
  • Use and keep up to date all documented test processes such that there is a fully documented test strategy
  • Attend and contribute to development sprint planning meetings, estimation sessions, and retrospectives
  • Prior experience of agile methodology
  • The successful candidate may also be required to undergo SC clearance

This amazing company offers a competitive salary, private health insurance, 25 days leave per annum and participation in a company bonus plan are offered. The company also offers an excellent benefits package, including access to the full range of benefits provided by their parent company, a global giant. Whilst all staff are expected to focus on providing the highest levels of professionalism and adopt a flexible, can-do attitude, they also have a culture of having fun and place importance on work-life balance.

If you're a QA professional who lives and breathes testing and quality assurance, then please send MARS Recruitment a copy of your CV as you will not be disappointed by this amazing company and role.

MARS Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from suitably qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, sex, marital status, national origin, religion, age, disability, or any other protected status. Suitable candidates for the role will be contacted within 3 working days, unfortunately if you haven't heard back in this time your application has been unsuccessful at this time.

MARS Recruitment is a specialist Engineering & IT recruiter working in partnership with companies across the UK and offers services of both an Employment Business (for Temporary/Contract roles) and an Employment Agency (for Permanent roles).

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