Software Testing Apprentice

SG Gaming Limited
1, Dukes Green Avenue, Feltham, TW14 0LR
£15,000.00 annually
17 Oct 2019
19 Nov 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day testing of gaming products, being new/updated game content or platform updates. Most of the work will involve following detailed test cases that focus on the functional, usability, performance and compliance sides of the product, and on reporting issues found in a clear manner.

The candidate will also take responsibility, with the rest of the team, for improving the testing and work we do, by being involved in process or test improvements. These can range from updating our functional test cases, developing our test automation strategy, or trialling a new test tool. These will take into account the candidate's strengths and interests, and offer great opportunities for team work, innovation and personal development.

Key Responsibilities
  • Running functional, performance, usability and compliance tests for UK and International gaming products, and for updates to the platform software
  • Finding and reporting issues on game software being tested in a clear an accurate manner
  • Updating test cases or suggesting new cases when relevant to do so
  • Completing ad-hoc tasks from requests made to the QA team (e.g. reproducing field issues)
  • Highlighting improvements to our testing and work processes
  • Providing support to other SG Gaming departments, as needed
  • Completing other testing tasks as assigned by the Test Lead or Senior Tester

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Testing of games or gaming products
  • Running functional, usability and performance tests on different projects
  • Updating test scripts/plans with additional test cases, or creating them from scratch
  • Bug tracking software, and reporting issues in a clear manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving/ analytical skills, with great attention to detail
  • Computer literate, with excellent working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel
  • Ability to work on his own with minimum supervision
  • Flexibility, able to complete all manner of different test tasks as needed
  • Ability to learn quickly (product functionality and test tools), and retain knowledge

Desirable (not essential):
  • Using Test Management tools
  • Knowledge of test automation and automation tools
  • Knowledge of JIRA and Test Rail
  • Understanding and awareness of UK compliance and gaming commission legislation

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about games testing
  • Reliable, positive and professional "can do" attitude
  • A quick learner
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Independent, with the ability to work without much supervision without losing focus
  • Confident, enthusiastic and approachable, with the ability to work effectively with others

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position. There is also progression in terms of salary after completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Salary during apprenticeship: £15k
  • Starting salary once qualified: £19k - £20k
  • After 1-2 years: £24k

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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