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Software Tester

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Recruiter: Bowerford Associates
Listed on: 10th September
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £350 - £385
Type: Contract
Start Date: 02/08/2021

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We are searching for an experienced Software Tester / Quality Engineer for an initial 6-month remote assignment, working Outside of IR35, with occasional trips to the client's office which is located in Exeter (Devon).

You MUST have extensive expertise working in a dedicated testing team, utilising both manual and automated skillsets to be considered for this contract.

This is a practical and hands-on position - you must have in-depth experience of test automation tooling; it is also essential that you have worked extensively with Selenium and/or Cypress.

Working as a Software Tester / Quality Engineer your role is critical to the maintenance, improvement, and development of our clients existing testing capabilities - you will be suggesting potential process improvements and best practice.

Key Deliverables

  • Where assigned, you will serve as the owner of quality within the development stream, taking ownership of execution of all required testing.
  • Routinely keep the Project Team, Senior Management Team, and other interested parties informed on testing progress and status.
  • You will be responsible for the reporting of defects in a timely and proficient manner.
  • Contribute to all stages of the software development lifecycle.

You will also conduct the systematic quality control of our client's software products, applications and websites.

This will include;

  • Supporting existing test phases.
  • Assessing business requirements and ensuring they are testable (both functional and non-functional requirements) in a manner that enables efficient quality assurance.
  • Working with Software Developers and DevOps Engineers to design, architect, and implement a robust testing and deployment framework.
  • Ensuring test automation is suitably considered and implemented, at an appropriately high frequency, as part of product development.
  • Ensuring the creation of appropriate test scripts for any manual testing that must be fulfilled.
  • Identifying the cause of test failures, raising defects with the project team, and monitoring the correction of failures through to resolved status.
  • Ensuring exploratory testing is undertaken, where appropriate.

Key Skills

  • Demonstrable experience in manual testing tools (TestRail), practices, and principles.
  • Demonstrable experience in automated testing tools (Selenium and/or Cypress), practices, and principles.
  • Experience of testing web-based systems.
  • Experience of testing API's.
  • Experience of performance testing (JMeter, OctoPerf).
  • Experience of using JavaScript for test automation.
  • Superior analytical & problem-solving skills.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a market leading, technologically advanced business on some very exciting projects - the initial contract duration is 6-months but there is a real chance that this will extend further.

Please forward me your CV and I will call you to discuss the projects, contract and client in more detail.


Software Tester, Quality Engineer, Outside of IR35, Manual Testing, Automated Testing, Selenium, Cypress, DevOps, TestRail, Web, APIs, JMeter, OctoPerf, JavaScript

Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond to applicants whose skills and qualifications are suitable for this position. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010.

Bowerford Associates Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.