Software Tester in Saffron Walden, Essex, UK


Location: Saffron Walden, Essex, UK


Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum

Job Title: Software Tester

Location: South Cambridge

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000

Contract Type: Permanent, Full time

Sector: Information Technology

Due to continuous growth an opportunity has arisen for a permanent, full time Software Tester for a company located just outside Cambridge, in Saffron Walden Essex. This position is ideal for candidates from a testing background with solid experience of all aspects of the end to end testing lifecycle. Internal promotions are encouraged so if you are ambitious with a desire to succeed this is the role for you.

As the Software Tester you will be responsible for: -

  • Test Script design
  • Execution of testing using automated and manual techniques
  • Provide input into the design and user acceptance criteria and documentation
  • Provide feedback on suitability of software for release
  • Provide metrics on software quality and provide recommendations for areas that could be improved
  • Provide input into the analysis effort undertaken by the development team where appropriate
  • Communication with key project stakeholders including end-users
  • Work on a variety of testing projects for both commercial release and internal back office
  • Implementation of testing automation
  • Contribute to end user documentation of the solution for publication to solution knowledge base

An ideal candidate for the Software Tester must have: -

  • Testing background with solid experience of all aspects of the end to end testing lifecycle
  • Ability to act as a key technical resource to develop, document and maintain best practice test plans and strategies which ensure all test results are accurate and timely
  • Ability to identify and utilise specialist tools to assist in achieving best practice, leveraging global practices where appropriate
  • Ability to ensure all test strategies and outcomes are documented to the satisfaction of auditors. Work with auditors to provide evidence of our testing strategy and outcomes to ensure we obtain audit clearance as it relates to our test outcomes on all projects
  • Ability to ensure timely throughput of test cases and retest defects
  • Ability to ensure adherence to and enhance the department’s testing processes, workflows, documentation and structures
  • Ensure that deadlines are met, progress is accurately reported and that any issues are highlighted promptly
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal

Ideally you will have experience within a similar position. Interviews will take place in Saffron Walden, following a registration process by PureKat Consultancy Ltd. If we have not responded to your application within 3-5 days, unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion, but please feel free to contact us for other opportunities. PureKat Consultancy is acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent vacancy.

Required Skills:

Software Software Quality Testing User Documentation

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