Senior Quality Assurance / Software Tester

Birmingham, West Midlands, England
£27675 - £30750 per annum
04 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
An innovative skill development provider for software professionals is eager to reach new customers and drive engagement with its fast-growing range of content. To help them do this, they are currently looking for 1 permanent Senior Quality Assurance to join their team at their central Birmingham office.

The Role

The Senior QA ensures they are specifying and building the right user web applications to achieve their business objectives.

This role will work closely with Product Managers, UX designers and developers to understand the user requirements, build suitable acceptance criteria and execute to ensure the utmost quality of their platforms.

Reporting to the Head of Platform Development, this role will be a key driver for building a fast flowing pipeline of high quality releases.


- Building out a QA function within the organisation to:
o Assess user requirements and build suitable acceptance criteria.
o Execute tests to ensure that output to production is of a high quality through a mix of positive and negative testing.
o Review performance and usability as well as functional testing to ensure the user will be getting the most from their platforms.
- Triaging bugs and managing the bug logging and retesting process.
- Coaching and mentoring a junior tester.


- Fantastic attention to detail: Able to see inconsistencies and issues at the smallest level of detail and to appreciate the value of a high quality product.
- Investigation: Step outside the bounds of a specific requirement to see potential edge cases and the chaotic process a user may follow.
- Commercial judgment: Able to understand the commercial drivers that impact on their customers and can discuss solutions in terms of business benefit and ROI.
- Customer focus: Seeks to understand customer needs, and puts this at the heart of decision making. Is able to get inside the mind of the customer, and can be interested in the same things as their customers.
- Innovation and change: Introduce fresh insight and ideas, continually seeking improvement.
- Articulate and clear: Can put ideas across simply and clearly, and organize a complex reality into a simple and logical structure.
- Co-operation and influence: Sees impacts of change across the organization, gets buy in from stakeholders, positive and creative engagement. Understands and empathizes with other parts of the organization.


- 25 days holiday
- 10% Employer Pension Contribution
- Casual Dress code
- Flexible Working Hours
- Friday Beer Fridge
- Social Events
- Salary Sacrifice

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