Software Tester

Job Ref: 50190355
Sector: Testing and QA
Date Added: 06 March 2018
  • York, North Yorkshire, England
  • £30,000 - £40,000 per Year
  • Arn Terry
  • 0161 888 2527

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Are you looking for a role where you can design & execute tests which validate new and legacy software? How skilled are you using Business Requirements and Technical Specifications in order to identify defects prior to release into the live environment?

Key Accountabilities:

  • Act as mentor for less knowledgeable members of team and to support them in the performance of their duties.
  • Cover Senior Testers duties in their absence.
  • Create and maintain supporting information documents in order to provide a source for future reference.
  • Create, develop, maintain & execute reusable test assets within QC/Jira or other software as required and in line with agreed standards & best practice.
  • Create and maintain test scripts which can be used by all members of the Test team.
  • Document test results, define & categorise bugs & chase development fixes to full resolution.
  • Liaise closely with more senior testers, development teams, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Data Management & third party suppliers to ensure test objectives are met.
  • Keep up to date with technology required to perform job function.
  • Maintain a clean test environment.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required.
  • Comply with the information security policy and procedures (e.g. PCI).
  • Comply with all regulatory procedures applicable to the role.
  • Report any information security incident, weakness or malfunction.


  • At least 3 years proven experience of testing practice up to current date.
  • Experience of QC or other similar testing or defect management tools (e.g. Jira, Bugzilla).
  • Experienced in writing SQL queries in order to obtain and manipulate test data.
  • Experience of SQL scripting tools, such as TOAD or SQL developer.
  • Experience of using UNIX as an operating system.
  • Experience in testing Web applications, forms & services.
  • Experience of testing batch processes and using these as part of an overall test strategy.
  • Experience of reporting test progress/defect status' as and when required to key stakeholders and other interested parties.
  • Experience of using test harnesses such as SOAP UI/Postman or similar.
  • Experience in analysing System & Functional Specifications, Business Requirements and Business Rules to identify Test Scenarios.
  • Experience of working in an Agile (Kanban/Scrum) and Waterfall development environment.
  • Proven experience of Test industry standards and best practice.
  • Experience of working with more than one development methodology.
  • Experience of Selenium or similar automation testing tool.
  • Previous experience of testing practice up to current date (e,g. Systems Test or UAT).


  • Experience of working within the Financial Services industry.
  • Experience of working within an international organisation.
  • Experience in creating Test Strategies, High Level Test Plans and Test Exit Reports.
  • Experience of testing Mobile Apps on Tablets and Smart Phones (iOS and Android).
  • Experience of System Testing, System Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Resilience Testing and Performance Testing.
  • Experience of reviewing Business Requirements for consistency and to remove ambiguity.

Education and Qualification: (Please state the essential criteria)

  • As a minimum has obtained BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age.