Software Testing Apprentice

Recruiter
SQA CONSULTING LIMITED
Location
Lathkill House, R T C Business Park, London Road, Derby, DE24 8UP
Salary
£16,000.00 - £18,000.00 annually
Posted
11 Sep 2019
Closes
10 Dec 2019
Ref
VAC001576774
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
December
Duration
Permanent
We are seeking to engage with bright apprentices regarding a fantastic new opportunity for anapprentice software tester to join our established IBAconsulting division.

The apprentice software tester will be involved in all aspects of testing throughout the project lifecycle, from initial development testing through to final acceptance. The ideal graduate software tester will have knowledge of testing and software, a relevant degree or desire to undertake a software testing role, and excellent communications skills.

The professional and collaborative environment allows for many opportunities to progress and work on several different areas/stages of software testing including automation and RPA.

Full training will be given.

Please note: part of your job will be based across the UK, with international travel.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:
  • Working with the test manager, project managers, and tech leads to produce test plans
  • Reviewing applications against requirements during development to confirm that all requirements have been met
  • Collaborating with developers to ensure that test scripts are adequate and appropriate
  • Advising engineers on automated scripts and helping generate them
  • Performing system and regression testing of applications before they are released to clients

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with many of different projects in industries across the globe.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good interpersonal skills in order to tactfully handle interactions with developers about bugs
  • Work experience within a software company or IT department
  • Demonstrable analytical skills
  • Experience in performance/load testing, non-functional testing or security testing is also desirable


Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently on several projects at once
  • A strong willingness to learn and work well as a team
  • An appetite for hard work, taking initiative and being proactive in your own personal development


Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and maths).

Future prospects

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Things to consider

Benefits of the job:
  • An initial salary of between £16,000 and £18,000
  • The opportunity to seek professionally and technical qualifications
  • Stakeholder pension
  • Bonuses and regular reviews based on your performance
  • Opportunity for national and international travel
  • A career path to becoming an Test Consultant or Test Manager

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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