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Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Location: South East
  • Salary: £35000 - £36000.00 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Development
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Quality Assurance Engineer - Permanent - Berkshire
QA / SQL / Scripting / Development / 2:1 Degree Minimum

Experienced Quality Assurance Engineer required for a fantastic permanent opportunity with a world leading communications technology provider in Berkshire. The client's core services are Contact Centres, Machine-to-Machine, Payment Services and Conferencing.

QA to develop and execute exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality, and over quality and performance throughout the software and hardware lifecycles, from manufacture through production to provisioning and delivery.

Main Responsibilities:

Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback.
Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases.
Estimate, prioritise, plan and coordinate testing activities.
Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools.
Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs.
Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved.
Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs.
Perform manual testing and building automated tests.
Maintain test results.
Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements.
Monitor debugging process results.
Investigate the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions.
Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts.
Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies.

Essential Skills:

Have a strong educational background with a Bachelors/Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject, preferably from a Russel Group University.
Proven work experience in software development.
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.
Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing.
Hands-on experience with automated testing tools.
Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting.

Desirable Skills:

Experience with usability, performance and/or security testing.
Have an ISEB/ISTQB testing qualification.
A keen interest in technology, with a focus in software, computing and telecoms.
? Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, or similar database technology.
? Experience working within ISO 9001 and IS0 27001.
? Ability to interact with and understand updates from applications and development engineers, and condense this information into a style appropriate for update recipients.

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