Software Tester

Competitve Salary

Location: Ilkley, West Yorkshire

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced Software Tester to join our journey and to play a key part in the development of all our key products within an Agile Scrum environment. Reporting to the IT Development Manager, the Software Tester will work closely with the developers during sprints to test each feature addition precisely to help eliminate any potential issues at the development stage.

The Company:

At Virtual College, we create inspiring learning so that people, organisations and communities succeed and flourish. We do this by putting the learner first and sparking their enthusiasm for learning. We believe the most effective way to deliver great results is to make learning meaningful and engaging, using our experience of delivering training to more than 4 million learners and a wide range of organisations.

Virtual College is for those who think people first. We want people who are naturally collaborative, who thrive when faced with a challenge and who actively seek variety and responsibility. We are looking for individuals with a growth mindset, who are interested in trying new things and see the merit in redefining how things are done to make improvements. We pride ourselves on our people, and it is these people that make Virtual College a great place to work.

Key Duties:

  • Help to contribute towards our quality objective of achieving 95% of our customers rating our Learning Management System
  • Work closely with developers during sprints to test each feature addition precisely to eliminate any potential issues at the development stage
  • Manage, plan and prepare tests in a repeatable format to test products at various stages of the development process
  • Log all technical issues into the Team Foundation Server for review
  • Liaise with the development team to ensure all parties are aware of potential issues

Key Skills/Experience:

Essential Skills:

  • 3 years’ experience or more manually testing web applications
  • Exposure to automated testing
  • Highly Organised
  • Works well in a team
  • Excellent communication skills and organisational skills to manage time and resources effectively between projects.
  • Previous experience working within an Agile software development environment
  • Enthusiasm for IT and software development

Desirable Skills:

  • Automated testing experience
  • ISTQB Software Testing certificate
  • Basic SQL skills
  • Knowledge of HTML
  • Working with Performance, Stress, Load testing tools
  • Experience with TFS
  • Experience of C# and Selenium WebDriver

Package Includes:

  • Hours of work covering 37.5 hours (Monday to Friday) including flexible working
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Extensive induction programme and ongoing training and development
  • Regular charity and social events organised by our voluntary Sports and Social team for everyone
  • Contributory Pension Scheme, Simply Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance and MCard Corporate Discount Card for West Yorkshire travel.

Interested in the role of Software Tester based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire? Then please apply by submitting your CV and Letter of Application (detailing why you think you are suitable for the role and your current salary). We are an Equality & Diversity employer.

No agencies please.