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Junior QA tester

Invotra is the leading SaaS provider of enterprise intranets and portals.

Having recently been announced as one of the UK’s Top 70 most ambitious high-growth technology companies, we are leading the way in digital communications for the public sector, currently supplying services to over 47% of UK Civil Servants.

As a Junior QA Tester you will play an integral role in ensuring both the quality of the product and our biweekly releases. You’ll be writing and executing test cases and in all stages of QA from pre-merge to the bi-weekly live release. You will engage in a range of manners of functional testing with focus on acceptance, smoke and regression testing with scope to engage in non-functional testing such as performance and security testing.

In addition to this, you’ll play a key role in guiding our customers with their own testing, ensuring that any problems they come across are addressed in a timely manner.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Write test cases, preparing test scripts, executing test cases

  • Collaborate with QA Engineers to develop effective strategies and test plans

  • Review and analyse system specifications

  • Execute test cases during the development cycle at sprint and release levels and analyse results

  • Engage in a large variety of testing methodologies including regression, smoke, UAT, performance and more.

  • Define test cases to cover the acceptance criteria and execute them within a sprint

  • Identify and report any vulnerabilities and bugs

  • Help troubleshoot issues

  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle.

  • Recognise routine tasks as learning opportunities and seek ways to improve/automate

Minimum Required Experience (including personal qualities):

  • 1+ years experience as a QA tester in the software industry.

  • Have a keen interest in technology.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • A switched on individual who can put their enthusiasm to great use.

  • A self-starter who is highly motivated with a desire to succeed.

  • Have good attention to detail, good organisation skills, be inquisitive and have an analytical approach to problem solving.

  • Ability to focus and prioritise tasks

  • Logical and creative thinking skills

  • Work effectively as an individual, as well as part of a team and be able to take responsibility and take ownership

  • Able to build effective relationships

We like to apply for UK Security Clearance for our staff. This is a mandatory requirement for this role.

How we measure success in this role:

  • Reliability, flexibility and dependability

  • Creative contribution to QA processes

  • Proactively thinking outside of the box in order to catch unexpected bugs

  • Clear and concise communication

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Qualifications to include either 5 GCSEs (grades A-C or equiv including Maths and English),

  • A levels (to include Technical Qualification grades A-C), Level 3 Apprenticeship or other equivalent qualifications and experience.

  • ISTQB testing certification preferred

Required technologies (or equivalents):

  • Experience with Jira and/or any Continuous Integration tools preferred

Other:

  • Full time

  • Location – UK Remote with a requirement to come to also work from the office from time to time. South East or Newcastle preferably.

  • Salary Band – £20-25k 

To apply for this role, send your CV across to jobs@invotra.com and quote ‘Junior QA tester’ in the subject line, or complete the form below.

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