Software Tester

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  • London
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  • Permanent
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  • £32,000 – £40,000

Job reference SA-4695

The Role

Principal accountabilities include:

  • Ensuring that all application releases have a documented test plan which is completed to agreed
  • quality standards prior to release.
  • Ensuring desktop builds have a documented for all tier 1 applications
  • Ensuring Operating System patches are fully tested before release on desktop
  • Ensuring that all instances of non-conformance with specifications are identified, logged and tracked through to closure.
  • Ensuring that all defects and problems are identified, logged and tracked through to closure, both pre-release and post-release.
  • Ensuring that all defects are prioritised by reference to business impact, and that management and end-users are kept informed of the status of bugs, workarounds and fixes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Devising, documenting and implementing structured test methods and processes.
  • Devising appropriate, cost and time-effective test strategies.
  • Preparing manual test plans and preparing/creating automated test plans.
  • Create the functional decomposition of applications as part of feature testing and develop test
  • coverage matrices to maximize testing efficiency.
  • Use optimization techniques to minimize the number of test cases and time effort while
  • maximizing test coverage.
  • Maintaining awareness of changes to applications, the operational environment and identifying
  • interdependencies to conduct integrated systems testing.
  • Conducting manual and automated testing of applications.
  • Executing Test Scripts to cover functional, accessibility, capability and regression testing.
  • Identifying, logging, prioritising and tracking all instances of non-conformance with requirements and technical specifications.
  • Identifying, diagnosing, logging, prioritising and tracking bugs, issues and other problems during pre-release testing and as reported by end-user’s post-release.
  • Investigating actual and potential defects in a collaborative manner with colleagues and suppliers.
  • Identify trends to enable targeting of remedial work to high-impact areas.
  • Assisting the IT Service desk to diagnose and resolve problems systems and applications in a timely manner to the department’s SLAs.
  • Communicating with colleagues, suppliers, management and end users as to the status of bugs, issues and problems.
  • Creating QA status report for assigned projects.
  • Assisting in the preparing of internal and end-user documentation.

Experience and Skills Required


  • ISTQB Certified Tester
  • Agile Testing
  • Bachelor’s degree in computing or a related discipline is essential

Candidate Specification:

  • Business and customer service focussed
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Able to work constructively with the team and users to resolve problems
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Structured and methodical approach to work
  • Accurate and detail-focussed, but able to work to tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • This is the job description as constituted at present; however, the
  • Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with
  • the changing needs of the business.
  • Able to communicate with a variety of technical and non-technical audiences in a clear manner
  • In writing, in the form of emails and other technical and non-technical documentation


  • Substantial software testing experience:
  • Preparation and execution of test scripts from specifications
  • Creation and execution of test plans using automated tools
  • Use of defect tracking tools and reporting
  • Experience of TFS
  • Broad exposure to web, desktop, database and reporting applications
  • Understanding of software development cycle and exposure to .Net/SQL development process
  • Understanding of Operating system patch management

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