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Job Title :
Software Test Engineer 
Job Category :
Posted :
19/06/2017 11:55:12 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Gatwick, West Sussex, England 
Benefits :
Salary :
Up to £45,000 DOE + benefits 
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Description :

An experienced Software Test Engineer looking to progress to a team leader role, is required to test SSI software systems, including unit testing, regression testing to ensure the highest quality software prior to release, and ongoing soak testing of our client’s systems. The role is based near Gatwick Airport.

The Software Test Engineer will be formally qualified, preferably to degree level, and will take part in moving our client’s software from a legacy testing process towards an agile development environment using Team Foundation Server.

Applications from ex-military personnel are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Software Development Team in the continual development of our client’s website
  • Liaise with the Development Team when required to help resolve any failed tests
  • Devise test plans and document all tests carried out using the Job Progress Log (JPL) system.
  • Carry out testing of our client’s website including penetration testing and load testing
  • Carry out testing of the Clarity Software when requested, liaising with the Clarity Technical Team as required
  • Configure and provide technical support of our client’s software systems
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the Testing Procedures Manual as and when required
  • Attend and proactively contribute to any internal meetings when required
  • Participate in regular training / learning activities to maintain and develop skills and knowledge


  • A Degree in a technology related subject area (ideally in Computer Science)

Skills and attributes required:

  • Experience with SQL (SQL Server and Oracle) preferred
  • Strong problem solving and analytical abilities
  • Excellent customer service
  • Commercially aware
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Confident and accurate use of departmental computer systems/databases

Personal Qualities:

  • Demonstrate ownership of issues and use initiative
  • Highly organised with good attention to detail
  • Deliver a high volume of quality work on time
  • Self-motivated and confident
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Be numerate, logical, self-motivated and enthusiastic

Salary:Up to £45,000 (DOE)


* Pension Scheme after 3 months

* 20 days’ holiday and Bank Holiday (increasing to 25 days with length of service)

* Childcare Vouchers, Ride to work scheme, Season Ticket Loans

* Living Essentials (8,500 discounts on retails, days out, eating out, etc.)

* Employee Assistance Programmes (health, legal and counselling)

* Company social activities including summer BBQ and festive lunch

This job is no longer available for new applications.

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