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  • Job reference: RMS0169226

Software Tester

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Derby
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/06/2016
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The Company:
Our client is an innovative software and technology company dedicated to the needs of the transport industry.

The Role:
Confident, pro-active and technically competent software testers are sought to test a highly-complex Linux-based signaling system, entering the systems integration phase.

Primary Purpose of Role
To perform the component, system and/or integration testing of new and enhanced products, systems and applications with appropriate supervision. This typically could involve a range of functional and non-functional, manual and automatic testing, plus the analysis and presentation of large data volumes.

Key Elements of Role
• Production of test scripts from functional/technical specifications
• Identification of data requirements to support testing
• Preparation of test environments
• Execution of tests in a manner that minimises cost, time and undesirable impact
• Creation of automated test suites
• Raising of issues, defects, observations as necessary to highlight errors in the system under test
• Retesting defect fixes and regression testing
• Communication of problems and issues to the project team in a timely manner and of a quality to ensure fixes are resolved and turned around in a short space of time
• Production of testing guides and documentation

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Qualified to degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant field (e.g. computer science, engineering)
• ISTQB/ISEB certified in Software Testing desirable
• Self-motivated, pro-active, tenacious, curious and creative with good attention to detail
• Numerate and accurate, capable of self-checking and managing own workload
• Understanding of software development lifecycles and software testing principles
• Willing to work additional hours when required to achieve challenging deadlines

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• 5+ years of software testing experience within a professional software development environment, including some test planning activities
• Linux skills, including Bash scripting
• Systems integration experience, especially in a high-integrity or safety-related area
• Comfortable using TFS (Team Foundation Server) & MTM (Microsoft Test Manager) or equivalent testing tools
• Understanding of messaging-based architectures
• Familiarity with JUnit (or similar) for unit testing
• Some familiarity with/basic knowledge of software code development would be beneficial
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