Software Test Consultant

Location: Based in Central London, but work will take you to varied locations across the UK, so the flexibility to work away is essential.
Salary: £21,500

Role Summary

Our client is looking for individuals on resettlement and military veterans or spouses of serving personnel to be trained and then employed as software test consultants in the ever-changing world of technology. Software testing is a critical part of the tech industry. To avoid high profile software failures, costly errors and damage to their brands, organisations are heavily investing in new technology and techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their testing.

A career in software testing offers the opportunity to develop both your technical and business skills, while you contribute to the success of systems delivery for high profile organisations across a range of industries. You can develop skills in evolving areas such as:

  • Test automation using tools and frameworks to write automated test scripts in programming languages such as Java, C#, Ruby etc.

  • Exploratory testing which involves defining and executing tests and raising defects concurrently to increase the speed at which we can test and provide feedback

  • Supporting Agile and DevOps methodologies, improving the collaboration between testers, developers and operations·   

What does my future look like?

As a Software Test Consultant, you’ll be involved in all phases of an IT project, which makes testing an excellent field for those who want to develop skills related to all aspects of software development. In developing cross functional skills, you will have the opportunity to progress your career into more senior roles including management, performance testing and consultancy.

What will I be doing?

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Work on a wide variety of projects from cutting edge start-ups, to large complex business critical projects – each project provides a new learning platform

  • Review software requirements to ensure they are clear to all aspects of the business

  • Collaborate with developers to identify unit tests for their code

  • Create automated tests to support build verification activities

  • Create and execute tests to check the functionality of the software works as expected

  • Raise issues with the development team when the application does not behave as expected

  • Work with business stakeholders to identify the priority and severity of defects raised

  • Engage the support team to identify workarounds and solutions for production issues

After successfully completing your training, you will be based in central London, working with our prestigious client, a leading Global Consultancy, bringing with it the long-term career opportunities you would expect from an employer of this calibre. Work will take you to varied locations across the UK, so flexibility to work away is key.

But that’s not all, there’s plenty to get involved with outside of work too, with social events and networking, as well as charity initiatives and much more.

Apply now if you have any of the following:

  • The passion and enthusiasm to succeed within the IT industry

  • An analytical mind-set so that you can identify the variety of tests that could be run to validate functionality

  • The curiosity to think of a range of approaches that could be used to break the software

  • Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate thoughts and ideas to all different types of people in the software development lifecycle

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to receive industry recognised training and qualifications

  • Development of cross functional IT skills e.g. stakeholder management, communication, planning and managing pressure

  • Understanding of core software testing principles and practices e.g. risk management, reviewing documentation, writing and executing test cases, raising defects

  • Gain experience with some of the world’s most reputable organisations

  • Mentoring and on-going support throughout your entire Academy journey

  • Social events and networking

With start dates all year round, why not make an application today and kick-start your career in technology?