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Senior Tester

  • Job reference: 931646
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: Up to GBP440 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: IT & Telecoms
  • Date posted: 11/08/2020

Senior Tester, Plymouth, To £55 per hour Ltd

Initially a 7 month contract

Must have current valid SC Clearance in place.

Overall Department Direction:

The role of Senior Software Tester is part of the Application Solutions Test Team within Business Solutions of the Marine and Technology (M&T) division and reports directly to the Software Test Team Leader.
Your main purpose will be to test technical solutions to support business processes within the organisation and to support updates to existing solutions.

This role will take responsibility for testing developed software against business requirements, both functional and non-functional. You will also provide guidance to other team members and participate in a continuous improvement process for the testing function.

Main Purpose of Role

You will be responsible for creating and maintaining test strategies, test plans and test cases. You will be confident using industry standard dynamic test techniques to ensure maximum test coverage.

You should be confident highlighting issues, providing estimates and delivering progress reports to project managers and your team leader. You will work with the team leader to follow the established quality process and assist in maintaining the automation framework whilst creating automated tests. You will be joining an established team responsible for delivering testing services to meet customer requirements and departmental standards.

You will also be responsible for managing business users through the UAT stage, offering any technical help and product knowledge where needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences:

To be successful in this role you need to have an analytical mind, natural fault finding ability, close attention to detail, with deep experience in testing software.

You should be comfortable working with a range of people from the business including Solutions Analysts, developers, project managers and product owners.

Key Competencies:
A methodical approach to problem solving and demonstrate close attention to detail
Good interpersonal skills, comfortable working in teams
Self-motivated, always keen to deliver effective results and see an issue through to resolution
Excellent communication and influencing skills with both technical and non-technical colleagues

ISQTB Testing Foundation Certificate
Experience of SQL - able to perform complex queries
Experience in the use of ALM systems
Knowledge and experience of software development life cycle and approaches
Knowledge and experience of Agile (scrum/Kanban) methodologies and practices

ISQTB Testing Advanced Certificate
Knowledge of ERP systems
Knowledge of web applications and web services
Experience of programming languages (Python, PL/SQL)
Experience of automation testing and continuous development and integration
Experience of performance testing with HP LoadRunner

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.