Software Tester

JTH Recruitment Ltd
13 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017
Contract Type
A great opportunity has arisen for a candidate that has good all round IT skills. We are looking for a candidate that is passionate about technology to be part of the software development team. Your overall role will be to test functionality of changes to existing systems, services or software.

This position is based North of Peterborough.

Our client offers a friendly working environment with a great team of people.

They offer a competitive salary, salary reviews, performance bonus, pension, life assurance 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and car parking.

Summary of role:

• To be responsible for testing activities as part of the software development team - minimising the risk of releasing software not fit for purpose or fundamentally flawed in its functionality • To work in a methodical, consistent way, creating new and using existing documented processes

The Person:

• Naturally inquisitive with an eye for detail and a methodical approach to testing systems • Able to take a diplomatic approach when working with developers to help isolate and resolve issues • Excellent communicator in both oral and written forms • Capable of working alone or with the team depending on the circumstances • Able to work under pressure from time to time, appreciating deadlines and delivery schedules • Passionate about technology - appreciative of the ongoing, developing nature of systems and being a key part of the team that drives such development • Diligent and responsible, taking ownership of testing knowing that the development team will rely on your thorough and exacting standards • Understanding of the business, able to apply judgement and advice as to the scale of issues and their significance - to help the development team prioritise efforts accordingly

Preferred Experience :
• 2+ years' experience working in a software test environment • 3+ years' working in a general IT support field

Desirable Experience
• Knowledge of Linux (Debian distribution) • Familiar with EPOS systems and services from experience working in the retail support sector (preferably convenience) • Coding / scripting experience (particularly Perl) • Exposure to formal test processes and methodologies • Experience working in an Agile environment • Knowledge of databases (MySQL, MS SQL, Postgres, Redshift)