Software Tester Apprenticeship

Recruiter
CANCER RESEARCH UK
Location
407, St. John Street, London, EC1V 4AD
Salary
£20,000.00 annually
Posted
01 Apr 2019
Closes
13 May 2019
Ref
VAC001519075
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
June
Duration
Permanent
As an apprentice tester, your key tasks and responsibilities will be to:
  • Designing test strategies and test cases from requirements, design documents and specifications
  • Estimating test case writing and execution effort and keeping track of own progress
  • Test case authoring and holding test case reviews with stakeholders, if needed
  • Execution of test cases including functional and regression tests for both web applications and backend enterprise applications
  • Identifying regression test candidates for automation and automating those test cases
  • Improving and maintaining the existing automated tests and adding new automated tests
  • Understanding and implementing coding standards in test automation
  • Reporting defects, tracking, validating, and closing
  • Recording test results and reporting them
  • Participation in daily scrum meetings and weekly test team meetings
  • Show passion and drive to improve team processes by providing new ideas and solutions
  • Ensure all deliverables are well documented, re-usable, and reviewed


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Passion for testing. Experience and a desire to focus in Automation Testing using Selenium and Selenium Webdrivers.
  • Scripting and programming abilities in Java
  • SQL Skills
  • Knowledge of software development processes, information architecture, web development and associated technologies
  • Familiarity with automated testing and non-functional testing tools and techniques
  • Experience using bug-tracking software
  • Knowledge of the many different facets of test analysis, functionality, usability, accessibility, load and integration testing, compliance, security and client/user acceptance testing
  • Experience of diagnosing, reporting, tracking and resolving quality issues
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage a workload covering a wide range of projects across a team
  • Quick thinker, able to pre-empt and identify problems and carry out solutions quickly
  • Enthusiastic with the ability to be proactive, motivated and autonomous and to work in a collaborative manner with colleagues
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good team player
  • Strong analytical skills


Personal qualities

  • Ability to manage a workload covering a wide range of projects across a team
  • Quick thinker, able to pre-empt and identify problems and carry out solutions quickly
  • Enthusiastic with the ability to be proactive, motivated and autonomous and to work in a collaborative manner with colleagues
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good team player
  • Strong analytical skills


Desired qualifications

  • At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including maths, English and either IT or Science.
  • Ideally, you will have either a minimum of two A levels (or equivalent) a Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification or Level 3 BTEC


Future prospects

By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your apprenticeship scheme, upon completion you may be offered a permanent contract dependant on the needs of the business ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation.

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