Test Engineer

TXM Recruit Ltd
Newcastle Upon Tyne
£30-34k plus benefits
16 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
The Test Engineer will join an existing team of experienced Test Engineers within the R&D team to work on all aspects of verification and validation of Digital products.


- Analyze software requirements and ensure clarity of understanding.
- Familiarization of the software under test and any related software/hardware.
- Understand the master test plan.
- Create or assist in creating own test plan.
- Design test cases based on the requirements and other documentation.
- Obtain or create test data required for testing.
- Set up the required test beds / environments.
- Create or assist in creating assigned test automation.
- Test software releases by executing assigned tests.
- Record test results and capture appropriate evidence.
- Report defects to the development team.
- Report test progress to the QA manager and other stakeholders when required.
- Reply to returned bug reports in a timely manner.
- Re-test resolved defects, record result and capture appropriate evidence.
- Update test cases based on the discovered defects.
- Provide inputs to the team in order to improve the test process.
- Log own time in the project management software or time tracking system.
- Report work progress and any problems faced, associated risks as required.
- Keep up-to-date on the development technology, the popular testing tools and the business domain.
- Investigating / replicating Customer Incidents on the test bed.
- Reviewing user guide, release notes and other product related documents.
- Providing support to the project engineers when required.


- Degree, or equivalent experience, in a software related discipline

ISTQB or equivalent certification

- Experience in a software testing role; application (including web application) testing
- Experience of working within various software development lifecycle(SDLC) models (Traditional, Agile, Lean models)
- Hands on testing experience operating across multiple test phases; Functional Testing, System Testing, Integration Testing, Regression Testing, Exploratory Testing, Usability Testing.

- Essential - Experience of testing API's.

- Ability to work independently or as part of a larger team.

- Experience of SQL, creating and running database queries.


- Experience of REST APIs or SOAP web services with JSON or XML message payloads.

- Experience in automation testing and associated tool sets (e.g. Ranorex, selenium, Monkey Talk)
- Experience of Performance Testing.