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Software Tester

  • Location

    Winchester, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £35000 per annum + plus benefits

  • Contact:

    Luke McNamara

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Software Tester

Are you a Software Tester looking for a looking for a new opportunity? Would you like to work within an Agile team to provide Quality Assurance and testing expertise for legacy insurance systems? If you're a Software Tester with automation experience or perhaps experience in coding with C#, .NET, Java or Ruby then please read on!

The company are a software solutions provider to the insurance industry and have been established for over 40 years!

So, are you interested in a Software Tester role where:

-You will earn £35,000
-22 days holiday increasing by 1 day per completed year of service to a maximum of 25 days
-Ability to purchase up to 5 days annual leave after a qualifying period
-Seasonal ticket travel loan: available up to 10% of gross annual salary, to a maximum of £5000 per annum
-Life assurance equal to 4x annual salary payable to nominated individuals in the event of death in service
-Company bonus scheme
-Critical illness cover available after 3 months' completion of service - the benefit is equal to 1x annual salary upon diagnosis of a critical illness. 25% of salary is also paid out if an employee's child is diagnosed with a critical illness
-Pension scheme: the company operates a Stakeholder Pension Scheme, to meet Auto-enrolment requirements. Staff are automatically enrolled into the Auto-enrolment "Sections" of the Pension Scheme within 3 months of meeting the qualifying criteria. The current contribution rate is 4% Employ and 4% Company contribution

To be successful in this role as a Software Tester you should have experience of:

-Complex test plans in a variety of environments
-Excellent understanding of the testing lifecycle, phase test objectives, entry/exit acceptance criteria and Risk-based approaches to the testing lifecycle definition
-Insurance or Broker background - advantageous
-Experience working as an automation tester is desirable
-Experience in coding with C#, .NET, Java, or Ruby
-Automation experience with Calabash, Zamarin or Appium
-Knowledge of Selenium & Cucumber/Specflow

Your key responsibilities as a Software Tester will include:

-Provide Quality Assurance and testing expertise for legacy insurance systems
-Work with stakeholders to identify risk based tests in an agile methodology
-Contribute to maintenance of current regression scripts impacted by assigned projects
-When needed, run manual/automation technical tests as part of the assigned projects
-Working with the Test Lead to introduce new tools/ techniques in testing, improving test coverage, reducing testing time and improving defect identification
-Works within development teams and business to identify a test/QA solution, provide a strategy, estimates, and test plan
-Work with the project to provide analysis of business to identify a test/QA solution, provide a strategy, estimates, and test plan
-Works with the project to provide analysis of business and user needs, documenting requirements, and translating into test and quality solutions
-Defines capability improvement opportunities for the testing organisation
-Remains current on test methods, techniques, and tools
-Provide accurate and timely test status reports
-Provide QA support to the Scrum Teams for the execution of tests during the development phase under the management of a Scrum Master

This Software Tester opportunity is based in Winchester and is commutable from Twyford, Winnall, Sparsholt, Kings Worthy, Itchen Abbas, Beauworth, Hursle, Northington, Cheriton, and Crawkey.

We operate a referral scheme so if you know a Software Tester then don't hesitate to get in touch.