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Software Tester Apprentice

Perinatal Institute
75, Harborne Road, Birmingham, B15 3BU
£8,424.00 annually
Closing date
16 Nov 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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  • To undertake duties as directed/requested by management to support the delivery and implementation of distinct projects; with focus on the reducing still births nationally and internationally
  • Performing functional, regression, exploratory testing as needed
  • Reporting defects using JIRA to track bugs and lifecycle
  • Contribute to documentation of currently running/available services and products
  • Maintaining all testing documentation for current projects
  • Ensuring every project and product release is completely and robustly tested to the fullest extent possible
  • Ensuring there is archived documentation of all testing processes for each release
  • Quality assurance for end product releases
  • Liaising consistently with the developer(s) and the project manager(s)
  • Engineering the automation of tests that are currently performed manually
  • Testing optimization (efficiency and robustness)
  • Constant evaluation of current software and test to anticipate future issues
  • Produce maintain and continually improve test strategies for individual projects and the overall organisation
  • Undertake other duties as may be necessary after consultation with their direct line manager or the Director of PI

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A basic understanding of software testing
  • Basic programming knowledge - e.g. Python, HTML / CSS
  • Basic knowledge of how database driven websites work
  • A proven interest in technology
  • A desire to develop the skills to effectively test web applications
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel to manipulate data including the use of formulas
  • Communicate clearly and easily with a wide range of professionals
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Methodical and logical approach to work
  • Work on own initiative
  • Identify priorities and plan accordingly
  • Reliable
  • Punctual

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 5 GCSEs A-C (Grade 9-4) including English Languageand Mathematics

A levels or an equivalent college course or Level 3 apprenticeship

Future prospects

Opportunityfor further training and development

Things to consider

  • Workplace pension
  • 4-day working week
  • 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Subsidised on-site parking
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