Software Tester Apprentice

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Recruiter
Uls Technology Plc
Location
The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Thame, OX9 3AJ
Salary
£15,000.00 annually
Posted
25 Sep 2019
Closes
16 Nov 2019
Ref
VAC001581823
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
November
Duration
Permanent
We are looking for a Apprentice Software Tester to join our existing team of experienced testers to help ensure software quality through manual and automated testing. You will be responsible for testing newly developed web applications against requirements and specifications, finding and reporting bugs and preparing releases for final deployment.

In this role, you should have a keen attention for detail and good verbal and written communication skills. If you are interested in learning the skills and techniques needed to become a top-class QA expert and are passionate about quality, we'd like to meet you.

Responsibilities:
  • Execute test cases (manual or automated) and analyse results
  • Collaborate with other QA staff to develop effective strategies and test plans
  • Report bugs and errors to development teams
  • Help troubleshoot issues
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude
  • Strong self-organizational skills
  • Strong general IT skills
  • Working knowledge of Office suite of applications (word and excel in particular)


Personal qualities

  • Well presented, articulate and confident with strong inter-personal skills
  • Sound time management and prioritisation
  • Ability to work as part of a team and able to accommodate different personalities and skills within that team
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Interpersonal, written, communication and organizational skills are required to interact with customers and peers
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel


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): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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