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Senior QA Tester

Senior QA Tester

The purpose of Software Testing and Quality Assurance is to provide the means and the measures for testing all the aspects of a software solution, both functionally and technically, in order to meet the requirements and overall quality of the intended solution. 

Role Responsibilities

  • To manage the day to day testing on your assigned projects
  • To understand your assigned projects and their priorities/aim
  • Review and understand requirements, querying issues appropriately
  • To be responsible for the effective test planning and execution activities to ensure the quality of the systems under test 
  • To carry out functional and non-functional testing as required and ensure compatibility with other legacy and / or external systems.
  • To ensure that testing is well defined, planned and executed by ensuring that every phase and feature of the software solution is tested and that any potential issue is identified and fixed before the product goes live.
  • To prioritise work according to agreed project deadlines ensure the ability to find major defects and bugs quickly.
  • To perform a range of testing types to validate the quality of the system under test.
  • To support and mentor other QA’s as required
  • To work as part of the QA team and share knowledge and experience.
  • To work closely with the wider project team, in particular developers and business analysts.
  • To support the business users and UAT testers with advice and queries.
  • To work autonomously to produce and manage to a professional standard the QA testing project deliverables.
  • To communicate clearly, both written and verbally to ensure adequate test plans and test cases are written, escalating to the Test Team Lead or QA manager appropriately
  • To think abstract and not conform to the norm. 

Experience and Skills

  • Defect management/tracking to completion 
  • IT QA Testing experience.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to:
  • Apply formal testing methodology 
  • Strong leadership skills, displaying the ability to communicate clearly and effectively within a team.
  • Perform QA testing across multiple platforms 
  • Review functional and design specifications to ensure full understanding of individual deliverables.
  • Identify test requirements from specifications, map test case requirements and design test coverage plan.
  • Develop, document and maintain clear test plans and functional test cases and other test items such as test data, data validation, harness scripts and automated scripts.
  • Execute and evaluate manual or automated test cases and report test results.
  • Identify any potential quality issues per defined process and escalate potential quality issues immediately to management.
  • Raise and monitor defects appropriately
  • Work effectively with all IT, business and third party stakeholders as required
  • Ability to use SQL to query databases.
  • An ISEB/ISTQB Certificate in software testing, or Quality Assurance and Software Testing Certification, or similar
  • Experience leading a project as a team or independently.
  • Experience working on Data Migration projects.
  • Knowledge/experience of using selenium for automation
  • Experience of coding in C#
  • Hands-on experience of creating and executing automated tests (Selenium experience preferred)
  • Hold and facilitate test plan/case reviews with cross-functional team members.
  • Experience with performance testing and API testing.


  • Income Protection & Worklife Solutions Employee Assistance programme (up to 80% of salary)

  • Bupa Private Medical Care

  • Death in service (3 x annual salary)

  • Annual performance related pay review and bonus

  • Company funded annual Benefit and Pension review meetings

  • 10 year service award scheme

  • Head Office- Birkenhead: .
  • Permanent
  • -5 days left to apply
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