Software Tester Apprentice

Link House Unit A, Britton Gardens, Bristol, BS15 1TF
£12,000.00 annually
02 Sep 2020
01 Nov 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Working in small agile team to undertake rapid high-quality manual and automated testing of all aspects of our software for Digital television both Emulated and on the TV itself. Presently we are Testing our Software to allow HD+ services on the TV in Europe and New features for Freeview, BBC, iPlayer, ITV Hub etc in the UK.

Technical competencies you will be working with:
  • Windows, Linux, Virtualization and Cloud Technology
  • Digital TV (DVB-T/S/C/T2/S2)
  • Digital visual entertainment technologies (HbbTV, VoD, DRM, OIPF)
  • Knowledge of OnDemand and Catch up TV services (iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand 5)
  • TCP/IP based systems (IP streaming, DLNA, MPEG-DASH, HLS etc.)
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript or other web technologies
  • Technical specifications (e.g. ETSI, ISO and DVB)
  • Agile software development (e.g. Scrum, Kanban)
  • Linux, build systems and scripting (Make, bash, Python, Perl etc.)
  • Defect tracking tools. E.g. Jira, Bugzilla, Mantis, Test Track Pro
  • Test case management tools. E.g. Testlink, Test Track Pro
  • Develop and Validate Advanced Tests using Scripting Languages
  • Automated build and testing systems in Jenkins, Docker, Terraform and Kubernetes as well as support and Develop and Test using unique Test systems using Python, AI , Selenium.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You should be very interested in things and to want to become knowledge about those things
  • Good written skills
  • Be able to follow complex written instructions to a high standard
  • Strong team player - collaborative, open
  • Someone who Identifies opportunities for improvement and make suggestions for change
  • Ability to work under pressure and have tenacity to work through issues and overcome problems both as an individual and part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about what you do
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn

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

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