Functional Test Engineer

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  • Location:

    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

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  • Salary:

    £270 - £300 per day

  • Contact:

    Liam Parsons

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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Functional Test Engineer

- Based in Milton Keynes

- BPSS Required

- 3 month initial contract

- £270 - £300 per day inside IR35

- Functional Software Experience

- Configuration Management / Defect Management

- ALM, UFT, Selenium

Job Description

  • Contributes to test planning, scheduling, and managing test resources; leads formal test execution phases on larger projects.

  • Defines test cases and creates integration and system test scripts and configuration test questionnaires from functional requirement documents.

  • Executes functional tests and authors significant revisions to test materials as necessary through the dry run and official test phases. Maintains defect reports and updates reports following regression testing.

  • Adheres to and advocates use of established quality methodology and escalates issues as appropriate.

  • Understands the functional design of software products / suites being tested and their underlying technologies to facilitate authoring testware, diagnosing system issues, and ensuring that tests accurately address required business functionality. Clarifies ambiguous areas with technical teams.

  • Applies basic industry and functional area knowledge related to the software product being tested and applicable regulatory statutes to determine whether system components meet business specifications.

  • Develops specified testing deliverables over the lifecycle of the project.

Essential Requirements

  • Functional Software Experience

  • Configuration Management / Defect Management

  • ALM, UFT, Selenium

  • 3+ years software testing experience


  • Experience working with developing testware from functional design documents and executing testware against a schedule and in compliance with a methodology

  • Experience working with configuration management, defect tracking, query tools, software productivity tools, and templates used to create test scripts, trace matrices, etc.

  • Experience working with software product testing and applicable regulatory statutes

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business, mathematics, engineering, management information systems, or computer science, or related field preferred

  • Good organization, people management and time management skills

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Good personal computer and business solutions software skills

  • Good communication skills to interact and present findings to team members

  • Good planning skills

  • Good consulting skills; can effectively interact with client during project team teleconferences and on-site meetings

  • Ability to write lengthy procedural, step-based narrative test materials including the necessary testbed set-up steps

  • Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a global professional team that may be distributed across geographies and time zones