Apprentice Software Tester

Recruiter
DATAPLUG LTD
Location
Network Point Deer Park House First, Witney, OX29 0YN
Salary
£225.00 - £262.50 per week
Posted
01 Mar 2021
Closes
06 May 2021
Ref
VAC001684887
Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
May
Duration
Permanent
Software Testers at HypaShip work as part of a team and are responsible for testing the quality of software development and deployment. They are involved in performing automated and manual tests to ensure the software created and fixed by developers is fit for purpose and in line with customer requirements. Some of the duties include analysis of software and systems, mitigation of risk and prevention of software issues.

Main responsibilities and key tasks:
  • Work closely with other software testers
  • Analyse documents and develop tests in line with specifications and for bug fixing and new features
  • Assist with planning of testing projects
  • Carry out stress testing, performance testing, functional testing, regression testing and scalability testing
  • Write and execute test scripts
  • Run manual and automated tests
  • Test in different environments including web and mobile
  • Write bug reports
  • Review documentation
  • Work towards departmental and project deadlines
  • Provide quality assurance
  • Provide objective feedback to Test Lead and Head of Operations
  • Trouble shoot and problem solve
  • Design tests to mitigate risk
  • Present findings to Test Lead and Head of Operations
  • Work on multiple projects at one time
  • Liaise with project teams in other departments
  • Communicate findings to technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Communication with customer Account Managers
  • Proactively keep client-facing colleagues and immediate team aware of issues
  • Keep the issue and project tracking system up to date
  • Version control management


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders, including the ability to explain technical information to people with no technical background or understanding
  • The ideal candidate will possess great problem-solving skills to provide solutions and recommendations
  • Prioritise, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities with the ability to work under pressure
  • Competent technical skills
  • Organisational skills with the capability of working towards tight deadlines;
  • A passion for working with technology
  • Manual and automation testing experience
  • Selenium
  • JMeter Script
  • Agile innovative approaches to process improvement
  • Familiar with API testing
  • Java, C, C++, Python, and Shell Scripts
  • Experience with working with offshore teams
  • Experience of Test Rail
  • Experience of working with Jira and Confluence


Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic and driven with a desire to succeed and to help others to succeed
  • Excellent team player
  • A flexible and can-do attitude and a strong attention for detail
  • Work independently and in a team environment
  • Able to use own initiative to research and find solutions to discuss with team lead and peers
  • Demonstrate approachability
  • Willingness to help


Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

The role offers the opportunity to progress into a permanent position and significant opportunity for career progression. Career opportunities may become available in various areas of the business if you have a desire to combine the testing role with other responsibilities.

Things to consider

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

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