Apprentice Software Tester

Braboeuf Manor, Guildford, GU3 1HA
£17,290.00 annually
07 May 2021
17 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The main function of the job will be to produce and execute test plans and test cases/scripts from functional specifications or user stories. You will also need to accurately record and monitor any defects raised - assessing and recognising risk and impact. Your role will involve monitoring the accuracy from the functional to the delivered product and conducting a range of different software test types within the broad categories of functional, non-functional, white box/structural and change-related testing whilst interpreting and executing test scripts using organisationally agreed methods and standards.

You will be working in a team of highly skilled professionals who will support you in developing yourself and skills.

Reporting to our Testing Team Leader, your specific responsibilities will include:

Project and change delivery:
  • Desire to explore and discover a system and not take things at face value
  • Positive, problem-solving approach to projects, change requests and service desk calls
  • Maintain excellent customer service
  • Cross-functional working between departments
  • Understanding the business and how it functions
  • Client focussed and professional approach to projects
  • High-quality communication with both clients and colleagues

  • Support and assist Team Leader and other Team Members
  • Take/give feedback in a positive way
  • Demonstrate a sense of pride in your work and the image of the team.
  • Respect people's differences within the team

Day-to-day support:
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to provide a quick resolution to critical University issues
  • Actively look for ways to improve efficiency via testing practices
  • Promote the services and abilities of the testing team

Professional skills:
  • Demonstrate an aptitude and willingness to learn new skills/systems
  • Self-disciplined with time management, prioritisation and commitment to tasks
  • Ability to work to deadlines and demonstrate effective planning and organisation
  • Demonstrate the ability to generate new ideas and take a creative approach
  • Commitment to "going the extra mile" when required
  • Take a proactive role in updating and improving processes/procedures
  • Actively take responsibility for your own personal career development in all respects
  • Through active networking and research develop an awareness and knowledge of the legal education market
  • Demonstrate an aptitude and willingness to learn new skills/systems

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the job holder may be required to perform other duties as assigned by the line manager from time to time. The job holder has a duty to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons with whom they come into contact at work. The job holder also has a duty to co-operate with the University in complying with any statutory duty or requirement concerning health and safety at work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy

Desirable but not essential:
  • Basic SQL
  • At least 1-years' experience of working in a software-related role
  • Experience in working closely with an IT department and external suppliers
  • Testing website and software applications
  • At least 1-year in a role involving customer service

Personal qualities

  • Proficient Microsoft applications user
  • Knowledge of different web browsers
  • Ability to complete routine tasks in a careful manner despite distractions
  • Ability to prioritise, estimate, organise and schedule work
  • Ability to work co-operatively with others to achieve a common goal
  • Ability to record and interpret test progress and results, communicating test status to the relevant stakeholders

Desired qualifications

  • At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade 4/C or above including maths, English and either IT or Science
  • Educated to Level 3 as a minimum
  • Please ensure that your full educational history is stated on your application

Future prospects

The role will be aFTC for the duration of the Apprenticeship and likely to go permanent on successful completion of the programme and at this stage there will be a salary increase.
  • 30 days annual leave per year
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • ULaw Course Fee Discount

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