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Senior QA Engineer

Job Title: Senior QA Engineer
Location: Newcastle
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (FTC)
Sector: Public Sector and Government
Salary: £40,000 - £44,000

Senior QA Engineer – Newcastle – 18 Month Fixed Term Contract – £40K – £44K

Our client is an independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. They ensure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

Role Responsibilities:
• Write and execute functional and non-functional tests at each level, and debug and refactor the test code.
• Measure and report on test activity, manage defects and author software defined tests.
• Educate and support the rest of the delivery teams with testing, educate internal and external stakeholders and work with delivery teams to define ‘quality’.
• Run and manage appropriate functional and non-functional tests to ensure that requirements have been fully met.
• Identify the most effective techniques, data sets and tools to use including non-functional testing tools.
• Communicate defects or trends clearly to Software Engineers, outlining how defects are identified and the possible causes.
• Think innovatively around problems in order to improve not just the code, but also the processes.
• Design, or provide assurance for, appropriate risk-based endto-end system integration test models.
• Work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to co-develop products or business change.
• Ensure effective and efficient services are built, meeting user needs and optimising test practices.

You will have experience in:
• Experience providing estimates to the required level of accuracy for backlog items.
• Experience facilitating the definition of acceptance criteria and acceptance tests.
• Experience providing visibility to end to end quality of the developed system.
• Experience creating and maintaining automated and manual acceptance tests for each developed user story.
• Experience recording accurate outcomes of acceptance tests and regression tests and collaborating with team to answer queries regarding issues identified.
• Experience working as part of multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary Agile teams delivering Web applications.
• Knowledge and experience of Web technologies such as HTML, XML, SSL, Drupal, LAMP stack etc.
• Experience working within a DevOps culture, with continual integration, continual testing and continual deployment of code.

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