Software Tester


MS ST 3978246


Information Technology , Software Tester


£45,000 to £50,000 Per Annum


Remote / Hybrid, £50,000 pro-rata 6-month FTC – potential for extension



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We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the Technology sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Software Tester / Analyst to join an exciting media company in the TV and Film Industry. They are one of the world’s largest and specialise in leading entertainment, drama, film, and documentaries. This role is within the systems technical development team and they are looking for a talented product tester with significant experience working with users and development teams, as well as supporting the delivery of high-quality projects.

Remote / Hybrid, £50,000 pro-rata 6-month FTC – potential for extension / permanent

Software Tester / Analyst’s Core Duties

  • Report status and progress to IT Management
  • Create test plans and automated test suites, using a test-first approach to create automated unit, integration, acceptance, and performance tests
  • Document test processes and ensure they are up-to-date and available to view
  • Obtain requirements so that appropriate tests are created
  • Undertake appropriate manual testing tasks and test execution
  • Record and analyse test results, then generate issue reports and raise bugs
  • Report test progress and other key information
  • Collaborate with product owners to establish acceptance criteria for user stories
  • Prioritise, monitor and track issues using a tracking system and conduct re-tests
  • Collaborate / provide guidance to developers towards creating more testable and robust code
  • Assist in the definition of non-functional requirements; performance, usability, and efficiency
  • Ensure highest quality and confidence leading up to product release
  • Assist in the product release process and support with all changes to our bespoke software

Software Tester / Analyst’s Key Skills

  • Educated to degree level (minimum 2:1)
  • Experience in a test lead role, writing, managing, running tests (mainly manual, some automated), analysing results and reporting
  • Have demonstrable experience of using the following tests: Integration, Regression, Negative, Smoke, Acceptance User/System
  • Experience of automated test tools / frameworks e.g. Testbench, Test Director, or similar
  • Experience in manual testing of complex software systems (including Financial) during development and support
  • Comfortable working in a hybrid agile or test-driven development approach,
  • Experience with issue or bug tracking systems (e.g. JIRA admin)
  • Able to pick up complex systems and architecture flows
  • Able to distinguish and work through environmental issues when testing
  • Strong in SQL, testing DB migration and general Infrastructure testing knowledge
  • Have knowledge of basic accounting terminology and familiarity with accounting systems
  • Have solid experience in the specification and testing of web and desktop software systems
  • Understand the whole development lifecycle and the role of the tester within the lifecycle.
  • Demonstrate a passion for software testing and Quality Assurance
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with both his/her peers and IT Management
  • Exposure to xml, java
  • Experience of testing interfaced systems end to end
  • Have a passion for working with agile methodologies, in cross-functional development teams
  • Ideally worked in a similar role, creating their own software (desirable)
  • Experience in working with complex software (desirable)
  • ISEB/ISTQB Advanced Test Manager in Software Testing (desirable)
  • Previous end-user training (desirable)
  • Experience of running user acceptance testing sessions (desirable)
  • Technical experience of setting up their own test environment (desirable)

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