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QA Test Engineer



Global Communication Company in South London, UK currently requires QA Engineers. Experience of test design, automated test scripts, test execution and fault identification. Knowledge of mySQL, XML, Linux and data analysis essential. Must understand technology and have more than just front end UI testing experience.  Excellent opportunities for progression.

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Job Title

QA Engineer

Reports To

QA Lead

Location Based

Croydon, South London


To carry out software testing and quality assurance activities, ensuring that the company’s products and services meet the highest possible quality standards.

  • Gathering test requirements and producing test specifications

  • To analyse and understand new and existing software components and requirements

  • To analyse, reproduce and report on any customer reported faults in the software

  • Active participation in, and contribution towards technical documentation, code reviews, design reviews, team review meetings, project planning input and management information

  • Design and implement testing frameworks and tools for use by QA team

  • Contribute toward definition of processes to improve overall quality standards

  • Ensure adherence to quality processes at all points in the product lifecycle


Essential Experience
  • “Degree” level intellect

  • A thorough grounding in IT and software testing

  • Testing experience within Cloud/ SaaS infrastructure environments

  • Experience of working in an “agile” development environment, including development of unit and automated tests

  • Experience of testing REST APIs

  • Has written detailed test plans, test procedures, designed test cases, manual test execution and fault identification

  • Use of defect reporting tools

Desirable Experience
  • ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing (or eq

  • At least 2 years working within a development environment using PHP 5.x

  • Understanding of test methodologies and processes, particularly in context of an agile environment using SCRUM, extreme programming techniques

  • Testing applications software related to voice/telephony applications

  • SIPP automated test platform

  • Security testing experience for web based applications

  • Working knowledge experience using source control systems such as version control, CVS, SVN, Git

Essential Skills
  • Experience working within a LAMP (Linux, Apache, mySQL, PHP) environment

  • mySQL 5.x database: SQL query language and basic administration

  • Experience in converting requirements to design specifications

  • Automation experience using commercial or home grown tools

Desirable Skills
  • Good working knowledge of VOIP protocols including SIP and RTP

  • Basic installation and administration experience of one or more of FreeSWITCH, Asterisk, OPENSips

  • Knowledge of tools such as: Jira, TinyPM, Xray, Confluence

  • Knowledge of SIP/ RTP and ability to use Wireshark

  • Good technical writing skills


Essential Attributes
  • An eye for detail, desire to find problems and ability to communicate findings

  • Self-starter able to make progress with minimal supervision

  • Analytical and methodical

  • Ability to work within a team environment with good communication skills

  • Mindful of attention to detail

  • Can accept and act upon constructive criticism

Desirable Attributes
  • Able to work under pressure

  • Flexible approach to work

Essential Circumstances
  • Due to the nature of the company’s products and services, the jobholder must on occasion, be willing and available to work extra hours if the needs of the Company require it

  • Present an acceptable appearance at all times

  • Live within commuting distance of East Croydon

  • This role may involve access to confidential customer and financial information, and as such requires the successful candidate to undertake basic background and reference checks

  • Natterbox and Red Matter are equal opportunities employers


Salary Details
  • £20k - £35k depending on experience