Interim Software Development Senior Test Engineer at Verastar Ltd, Sale, to £600 per day

£500 - £600 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • Sale, UK
  • May 03, 2022
Duration not stated

Contract Description

£500 - 600 per day

Location: Sale, Manchester

With over 20 years heritage we’re the UKs largest multi service provider and still growing. We supply almost 200k businesses with their gas, electricity, water, insurance, card payment terminals, mobile, broadband and telecoms services. We’ve won numerous awards over the years and this is because our colleagues and customers are at the heart of everything we do. With offices in Glasgow, Central Manchester, South Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Ipswich, and Nottingham and employing over 1000 people – we’re on a mission to be the one-stop essential services provider to small businesses, making customers lives easy and helping our people succeed.

At Verastar, we don’t just do

jobs, we do careers. We’ve got ambitious growth plans, and our people will grow

with us. We’ll give you everything you need to develop and succeed. That means

things like flexible working, a totally transparent rewards structure, a

diverse and inclusive workplace, and the control to drive your own career and

shape your own opportunities.


Role Profile

Our Quality Assurance Senior Test Engineer is responsible for assessing the quality of specifications and technical design documents to ensure timely, relevant and meaningful feedback. They are key in forming and implementing strategies for quality management and automation testing


Responsibilities of the role

· Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback

· Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases

· Create automation testing frameworks to compliment and execute the test cases

· Design, develop and execute automation scripts without much assistance

· Test current software products and identifying deficiencies

· Suggest solutions to identified product problems

· Investigate product quality to make improvements to achieve better customer satisfaction

· Collaborate with the Product Development team to ensure consistent project execution

· Identify quality assurance process bottleneck and suggest actions for improvement

· Prepare and present reports and metrics to Senior Management


Success Measures

· The primary goal of any tester is to find bugs in the application. The role is not be limited to finding bugs, it should be expanded to effective reporting, defining severity & triage and communicating them to the developer

· Impact analysis would be one of the key driving factors of successful Senior Test Engineer.

· Overall understanding of how software systems are built and operated, and how to test components appropriately


· Proven work experience in software development

· Exposure to automated testing via either TDD or BDD

· Proven work experience in software quality assurance

· Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes

· Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases

· Experience in understanding of the workings of applications that use technologies such as web APIs and databases to support testing


Skills (The personal capabilities needed to excel in this role)

· Good judgement, analytical skills and robust decision-making ability.

· Advanced skills in test automation including creating and maintaining test frameworks and building automated tests.

· Stakeholder management with ability to lead and influence colleagues

· Team player, builds strong relationships across the business

· You need to be adaptable and passionate about testing with an element of self-awareness to identify own development needs and the desire to continually improve.

· A confident and concise communication style both written and verbal.

· Solutions orientated, with the ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems

· Continuous Improvement mindset


Qualifications and other requirements

· Relevant IT degree preferred

· At least 5 years of experience working in the software industry

· Experience in testing Salesforce app would be desirable though not mandatory.


Where to find us

Our newly refurbished HQ is

based in the heart of Sale Moor Village next to Sale Water Park. We’re only a

stone’s throw away from the M60 and just a short 5-minute walk from the Airport

Metro Link line and Sale Town Centre. We also have plenty of free on-site car

parking as well as a bike locker if you choose to cycle in.


What happens next

If you’re looking for a new

challenge with great benefits at an award-winning company, then Verastar is the

place for you. To be part of our continued success click ‘Apply’ today to take

the next step in your career.