Software QA Engineer


Software QA Engineer

  • Location

    Abingdon, Oxfordshire

  • Sector:

    Software Development

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  • Salary::

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Zack Abbatecola

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  • Job Published:

    6 months ago

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Software QA Engineer - Oxfordshire - Energy Sector - Negotiable rates.

A leading Energy provider is based around the Oxford area are looking for an experienced QA engineer to come and join their software team on a permanent basis.

Rates are negotiable and dependent on experience.

Job Specification:

The Software QA engineer is required to collaborate with different teams across the programme to promote a Quality Culture.

Role Responsibilities - Software QA engineer performs various duties which may include:

Work as part of a highly collaborative, cross-functional, Agile product development team to build features that is of high quality and meets requirements
Hands-on testing (exploratory, installation, scalability, usability, security, performance) in an agile environment
Making sure processes and systems are in place to generate quality both at code and application level
Take responsibility for the quality of the software; helping to troubleshoot issues
Design manual and automation test strategies, write test plans and automated test cases
Work with automation engineers to automate test scenarios
Essential skills:

3+ years of demonstrated industry experience of delivering high quality software releases.
Bachelors or higher degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience
Experience and knowledge of testing complex applications in an agile environment
Knowledge of software test principles and practices
Familiarity with VSTS for managing defects and tasks
Experience using Continuous integration & continuous deployment frameworks (such as Azure Devops, Team City, Jenkins etc.) to schedule and manage test runs and results
An appreciation of software development across different technologies
Good understanding of automation test pyramid, experience in practices like pair programming, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD)
Experience in testing of non-functional requirements e.g. performance, security
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong problem-solving abilities: able to diagnose issues and propose solutions to complex problems
Preferable skills:

An awareness of software architecture, coding or scripting languages would be beneficial
Demonstrate an external test community footprint through conferences and blog post.
ISTQB Certified Tester
Cloud-based virtualization technologies (e.g Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure)
Basic programming skills for writing tests, exposure to testing REST API and test tools like POSTMAN, NEWMAN, FIDDLER
Experience of testing Cloud native applications built on a microservice architecture

If you feel you are suitable for the above please apply in for an immediate review.