- Digital - IT
22 August 2018 X

QA Tester - Software & Web Based Systems–

Salary £25,000 - £30,000
Location Manchester
Type Permanent
Sector Digital

About the post–

POST is recruiting for an enthusiastic and highly motivated QA Tester to work for one of the UK’s leading full-service digital agencies. Based in Manchester, they are at the forefront of technology and innovation with an unwavering commitment towards creating quality solutions for their clients.

They provide bespoke web solutions using the best web technologies for CMS’s, eCommerce, bespoke applications and integrated solutions which has seen them earn a reputation as the 'go-to’ agency for projects where a high level of technical expertise is required.

This is a great opportunity to work collaboratively on challenging projects, delivering high-quality solutions for an impressive range of clients. What all of their clients share is an expectation of quality, so their QA Testers are vital to ensuring that they deliver well-designed and technically stable products, every time.

As a QA Tester, you will lead and continually develop the software testing process for all projects. After testing, you will continually monitor performance, to prevent potential reoccurrence and to ensure efficient operation.

It will be your responsibility to define and create test methods for new or updated software projects, to determine if the software will perform accurately and reliably under both normal and abnormal conditions. You'll actively contribute to developing policies and standard operating procedures, as needed, to effectively execute the principles and responsibilities of software testing while assuring that output from the software development process includes adequate identification and interpretation of product requirements, such as a) traceability requirements, b) test requirements, c) usability, etc.

You will review product design documentation, to ensure that requirements are correct, unambiguous, and verifiable and assist in generation of use cases, to ensure that all functional requirements of a system are captured during the product design phase. They'll be close collaboration with product development, to evaluate system interfaces, operational requirements, and performance requirements of overall system.

What we need from you–

  • A strong communicator as you'll be dealing with developers and designers.
  • At least 2 years of related experience in Software Quality Assurance.
  • A meticulous approach with great attention to detail.
  • Forward-thinking - recommending improvements and corrections throughout each development process.
  • Practical exposure to working in an Agile Software Development environment.
  • Experience in automated testing (i.e. as a Ghost Inspector)
  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or information technology.
  • Knowledge of issue tracking products, such as JIRA.
  • Working with external customers.

What you’ll get–

  • Highly Competitive Salary: with potential opportunities for progression and performance-related bonuses.
  • Personal Development: A host of possibilities for personal development, from in-house training workshops to conference and training opportunities.
  • Generous Holiday Allowance: enjoy 23 days holiday, plus 5 days over Christmas, and 8 Bank Holidays per year on top.
  • Work from Home Allowance: Need to escape the commute or take delivery of a new sofa? We appreciate that some days it can be more convenient to work from home, so we offer an allocation of days to allow for this.
  • Flexible Working Hours: we all work 7.5 hours per day, but team members can plan their schedule to suit them. Provided we can collaborate during the core office hours (10 am- 4.30 pm) then the rest is up to you.
  • Company-issued MacBook Pro: every employee is issued with a MacBook Pro, to tailor to their needs and preferences. The aim is to give every team member the freedom to work where they choose: at their own two-screen workstation, at a standing desk or in a private pod.
  • The chance to socialise and unwind: when you need to take a break, the office bar and games area is the social hub.
  • And then… after successfully passing your probation at, the benefits package gets a boost! Access to the company pension scheme, private healthcare, discounted rail commute and cycle to work programmes all ensure that you continue to be healthy and happy whilst working with us.