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Software Testing apprentice

Parker Software Limited
Victoria Business Park, Prospect Way, Stoke-On-Trent, ST8 7PL
£15,000.00 - £17,000.00 annually
Closing date
21 Sep 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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Job Details

Software testers at Parker Software perform a key role in ensuring that our customers get the absolute best products that we can give to them. You will be testing our products, web applications, mobile applications, APIs, and website to find and defeat as many bugs as possible. Test automation will be a big part of what you can do, working with the development team to make this easier to achieve inside our Azure Devops environment.

Duties may include:
  • Following testing steps to validate that software is working as intended
  • Following replication steps to ensure that bugfixes are applied properly
  • Carrying out exploratory testing on new products and features to find issues or to suggest improvements
  • Writing test plans for existing systems to provide repeatability and prevent regression (failure after future changes)
  • Writing and updating requirements to ensure that the business needs are met
  • Replicating bugs found by support and writing replication steps
  • Accurately recording the results of tests in our test and bug tracking system

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong IT proficiency
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Familiar with software development processes
  • Windows desktop administration
  • Windows server administration
  • Email configuration and troubleshooting (IMAP, SMTP)
  • Web server configuration
  • Good communication skills, be able to talk to both technical and non-technical individuals

Personal qualities

  • Professional
  • Able to work off their own initiative
  • Personable
  • Drive (to find solutions and improve existing systems/processes)
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility to handle change in requirements or business needs
  • Be curious about how the business and products work to challenge any assumptions

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.
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