Test Analyst

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£25000 - £45000 per annum
14 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Software Tester / QA Specialist - Cardiff A software tester is required to join an exciting and forward thinking R&D company based in Cardiff. The company specialize in developing and bringing to market, next generation, cutting edge mobile and digital software applications and are currently looking for a passionate software tester who is interested in software development both inside and outside of work and wants to be a part of one of the most exciting software projects in the UK. The company does not employ ivory tower architects who tell teams what to write and how to write it, and career progression in the company is based on merit not length of service -Testers work as integrated members of the team and aren't relegated to running countless manual scripts post software release. Instead the successful tester will work as the QA specialist within the team, defining and mentoring team members on producing testable products. The company places a strong emphasis on automation of regression tasks and expect all team members not just the tester to contribute towards test creation. You will have unparalleled opportunity to contribute your ideas and have genuine influence over how they work working very closely with the product owners to shape the product from beginning to end. They are a really creative bunch, offering a highly innovative, creative & flexible working atmosphere, the chance to work with cutting edge technology and be part of a growing team. Here you will work in a truly agile environment in small teams using a well-implemented SCRUM framework, with complete responsibility for the teams test strategies to ensure that test acceptance is an integral part of feature completion including exploring appropriate level of automation. As well as this testers will - Perform exploratory manual testing on a regular basis Work closely with the team to define how the company ensure that the product requirements and acceptance criteria have been met, including articulating your ideas and opinions on making the software more testable Work with the team to continuously improve testing and development process Present via scrum, validated and informed opinions about their own work the team health and inter team working arrangements Above all, as a software tester / QA Specialist joining this team you will need to have a high aptitude and drive, as well as an ability to work effectively in a team and communicate clearly; If you are a tester and feel you have progressed as far as you can in your current company then the opportunity to progress your career is substantial and we would highly recommend getting in touch. Any applicants for this role should have the following- The tester is not expected to write or specify low level unit tests - this is the responsibility of the developers via TDD however candidates should have a good understanding of the different levels of the test automation pyramid (UI, service, Unit / code module) and the appropriate amount of testing required at each of these levels. Familiarity with programming and scripting basics, including the ability to write and maintain test scripts for common test tools such as Selenium Strong understanding of how to and when to get the best form exploratory testing and how it differs from scripted testing Software Tester / QA Specialist Job Summary - Very competitive salaries from a cash rich billionaire backed company, Team building - including team lunches every week, 5-a-side football, socials, open air movies and regular games tournaments against US counterparts Recognition & investment - If you have the talent then they'll give you the chance to make a difference. Flexible working hours Don't forget the 5% matched pension, Healthcare and company stock options Based in Central Cardiff they are easy to get to with great transport links For more details please apply for an initial call back regarding the role / your experience or call Thomas Partleton on 02920 252500 for a confidential chat. "The services advertised by IntaPeople are those of an Employment Agency and an Employment Business" This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/66892083