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Software QA Engineer

Job Reference: 16287CF1

Salary: £0 - £0 Per Annum Excellent + Brilliant Benefits

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Vacancy Posted: 21-05-2019

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: England, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Software QA Engineer

Our global client urgently requires an experienced Software QA Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis, near Oxford. The Software QA Engineer will drive and collaborate with different teams across the programme, in order to promote a quality culture, as well as working as part of a highly collaborative, cross-functional, Agile product development team, in order to build features that is of high quality and meets requirements.

Software QA Engineer – Key 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
* 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)
* 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
* 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

The below skills preferable and not essential:

* Experience of GIT, VSTS, JIRA, CONFLUENCE
* 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

Software QA Engineer – Responsibilities:

* 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

Software QA Engineer – Benefits:

* Annual Leave
* Pesnion contribution (Leading)
* Healthcare cover
* Dental plans
* Life Assurance
* On site Cafe
* On site parking
* Discount vouchers

Software QA Engineer

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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